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Bridge Program

A select group of students have an opportunity to get a strong start on their college career through The Bridge Program.

Designed to support students who show great promise academically, but did not qualify to be admitted to Clayton State based on one or more scores on the SAT or ACT, The Bridge Program gives students the resources to excel at the college level.

Students are invited to attend the program during the summer to prepare for the fall semester. Participants will connect with support services while earning six college credits towards their degree requirements.

Some of the highlights of the program are:

  • Individualized study skills and learning style assessments
  • Academic skills workshops
  • Leadership development
  • Introduction to key faculty and staff
  • Individualized guidance and support from the Center for Academic Success, Center for Advisement and Retention, Financial Aid, Student Life, and more
  • Social and networking opportunities
  • Residential Living-Learning Community (optional)

Student will complete The Bridge Program with better-developed study habits and academic skills, credit toward their degree, knowledge of various campus resources, and an opportunity for admission. 

Program Requirements

This program will be limited to a select group of applicants to Clayton State University. Once enrolled in Bridge students will need to:

  • Review, sign and submit The Bridge Enrollment Contract
  • Register for and attend Summer Start Orientation
  • Complete both the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 (School code is 008976)
  • Begin classes Thursday, June 20, 2020 and successfully complete summer courses


Housing Grant

Funding may be available to cover the costs of housing, meals and textbooks. Funding is limited and is awarded to students who have:

  • Completed The Bridge Enrollment Contract
  • Registered for Summer Start Orientation


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