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Fall 2017 Eastern Bridge Program



  • September 5-8 -  Bridge Check In Week-sign up for a 15 minute appointment to meet with Heather Davis, Bridge Coordinator, this week; REQUIRED FOR ALL EASTERN BRIDGE STUDENTS
  • October 15-17 - Eastern Bridge & Berea College Partners for Education sponsored event: EKU African & African-American Studies Spring Break Trip to the African-American History Museum in Washington D.C. Limited to Eastern Bridge students who also are from a Promise Neighborhoods Zone of Kentucky.
  • October 19 - Eastern's Got Talent-meet in Upstairs Powell to eat as a group, then go to program as a group-Details TBA  


Attendance at any of these events counts as Bridge tutoring or academic enrichment hours:

Student Success Center Chellgren Success Workshops Series:


The Eastern Bridge program has been on the Eastern Kentucky University campus since 1998. We have helped hundreds of new college students navigate higher education, receive just-in-time academic, career-readiness and social support, remediate college readiness courses, when needed, build academic and social skills, and begin the journey to becoming an EKU graduate!

The EKU Eastern Bridge Summer and Fall programs are offered by the Office of Academic Readiness, under the auspices of the Office of Academic Affairs. Eastern Bridge high school-to-college transition courses, programming, and mentoring services are open to all new, first-time freshmen.

Summer and Fall Eastern Bridge students receive individualized one-on-one mentoring, invitations to programming developed specifically for them, invites to social programming designed to make Eastern feel like home, and the opportunity to form strong relationships with faculty, tutors, advisors, and other important campus resource people.

The Summer Bridge program also offers courses specifically designed to assist students with ACT math scores less than 16, or English and reading scores less than 15, or who have a final high school GPA in the 2.0-2.49 range.  

We are a student success program devoted to collaborative learning, mutual assistance, one-to-one encouragement, and engagement between EKU freshmen and campus and community partners.

For additional information, please contact:

Heather Davis, Bridge Program Coordinator and Assistant Director, EKU Office of Academic Readiness, Testing, and Tutoring:, or 859-622-3524

Kathy Williams, Director, EKU Academic Readiness, Testing, or Tutoring:, or 859-622-2306

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS - Summer and Fall Eastern Bridge students are required to:

  • Complete orientation before the program begins.
  • Sign a Success First Learning Agreement before classes begin.
  • Complete Summer and Fall financial aid forms before summer or fall classes begin.
  • Placement test, if ACT or SAT benchmark scores in writing, reading and math don't meet Kentucky state college readiness standards. Placement testing ensures that students are placed in *only* the foundational math and English classes they need, saving money and time to graduation. 
  • Enroll in foundational math and English courses during the very first semester at EKU. These courses include ENG 095R, ENG 101R, ENG 101, MAT 095, MAT 105E, MAT 110, and/or MAT 112/114. Summer students may also have the opportunity to complete ENG 090 and/or ENR 090, if needed. Students are sequenced through the foundational math class(es) required for their major.
  • Attend tutoring, Student Success Center workshops, or other academic enrichment activities for a *minimum* of 4 hours a week.
  • All Eastern Bridge students are required to complete GSD 101:  Foundations of Learning during the first semester at EKU.

Students needing campus or emergency contact information can find those numbers in the link below.

This page last updated by Kathy Williams on September 11, 2017

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