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Summer Bridge Frequently Asked Questions

Summer Bridge FAQ

What is Summer Bridge?

It is a summer program in which students take classes and receive support to make a smooth transition to college.  Students will take classes, including any developmental classes necessary (like MAT 095).  Students will also take a learning strategies course (ENR 115), as well as any other courses (Such as ASL 101 or SOC 131) that will give them a head-start on their degree.  Additionally, students participate in activities and events enabling them to make friends and adjust to college life before their fall semester.

When do I attend New Student Orientation?

Orientation will take place over the summer. Summer Bridge students should register for Placement Testing the day before their Orientation date. 

Do I have to apply for the Summer Program?

Yes, students do have to apply for the program.  Either the online application or the one in the brochure will work for the student to become officially enrolled in the summer program.

What is the cost? 

There are no additional charges for Summer Bridge program components—students pay for tuition, residence halls (unless they want to commute), meal plan, and general living expenses.  Students’ 2017-18 financial information could qualify students for grants that make summer courses as well as residence halls affordable options.  Tuition for Kentucky residents is $375/credit hour.  Tuition for non-resident students is $782/credit hour.  For updated tuition costs and estimated costs of room & board and books & supplies, check online at

What are the benefits?

You will take classes that are required of all freshmen.  Students report that the summer program helps ease their transition into college and makes it far easier to adjust in the fall.

How long is the program?

The six-week 2018 Summer Bridge program runs from July 2nd-August 10th. 

How will I schedule my courses?

Most of the summer courses will be pre-registered for students in order to secure their spot in the class.  At Orientation, students will recieve their Summer schedule and create their Fall schedule. 

Where will I be living?

Students must apply for housing going to Detailed housing information is provided when students apply for the program.  Summer Bridge Students will live in Sullivan Hall. Commuter students do not have to live on campus.

How much does housing cost?

The cost of Summer Bridge housing is $440.

How do I pay for housing?

Students have three options to pay for housing: 1) Pay online with a credit card through student accounting. 2) Pay in person at student accounting. 3) Mail in a check to student accounting.

How much does the meal plan cost?

Residential Summer Bridge students, or students living on campus, are required to have a meal plan. Students will get a $500 meal plan that will cover three meals per day, Monday through Friday, for the entire six weeks of the Summer Bridge program. Students will also be credited with $250 flex as part of this plan.  The total cost for the meal plan will be $750.  Summer Bridge students who will be commuting to campus are not required to have a meal plan for the summer term (July 2-August 10). However, there is a commuter meal plan if students want to pursue this option.

What are the dining options and hours?

The dining hours for Case Dining Hall will be the following: Breakfast-7:00A-9:00A; Lunch-11:30A-1:30P; Dinner-5:00P-7:00P. This will be buffett style offering cuisines for all different dietary needs and desires. Between meals, the POD in the bottom of Case Dining Hall can be accessed using FLEX monies and they sell sandwiches and salads. Stratton cafe in the Stratton building will also be open for the lunch hours. Additionally, students may desire to visit Starbucks throughout the day and they can be found in Alumni Coliseum between the hours of 7:30 and 2:30. If students have specific dietary needs they should ask for Ryan Alen in the Dining hall.

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