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Enrollment & Cancellation

Scholars looking to enroll in Bridge must first submit their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). After SIR'ing, you will be able to create an official UC Berkeley email suite, called bConnected accounts, through which you can view and submit your Bridge Enrollment Form. The deadline to SIR and to turn in the Bridge Enrollment form is 11:59PM May 2, 2016. Note: Applications from scholars who did not receive a formal invitation will be considered on a first come, first served basis.

Detailed instructions for enrollment are as follow:

  • Create your Berkeley Calnet ID and bConnected accounts via the link provided to you in Cal Central. Please allow up to 24 hours for your Calnet ID and accounts to be activated. Click here for additional support. 

  • Log into your bMail account to fill out the Summer Bridge Enrollment Form. (Be sure to log out of your personal Gmail account).

  • To be considered for financial aid, complete the FASFA or California Dream Act applications for BOTH 2015-16 and 2016-17. 

If you have any questions or encounter any difficulty completing the form, please don't hesitate to contact Namson Ngo-Le at namsonia@berkeley.edu

Terms and Conditions

In order to participate in Bridge, scholars must agree to the following terms and conditions, applicable for the duration of the six-week program:

1. Scholars must arrive for Bridge by Wednesday, June 22, 2016 and stay for the duration of the program through Friday, August 5, 2016.

2. Bridge is a full-time, academic residential program, and scholars are required to attend all lectures, discussions, workshops, tutoring, seminars and activities scheduled for them as a Bridge scholar.

3. The Bridge program staff will determine scholars' summer course placement and advise scholars regarding their selection of courses for fall and spring semesters of their freshman year.

4. The Bridge program staff will monitor scholars' courses and related activities to assist them in meeting the requirements of the program.

5. Scholars must live in the residence halls designated for Bridge scholars.

6. Scholars may not take a reduced course load during Bridge, nor take additional summer courses including those offered through Freshman Edge and Summer Sessions.

7. Scholars may not hold a paid or unpaid job or internship.

8. Scholars may not participate concurrently in other summer programs, such as Compass Summer Program or Posse Scholars Summer Program.

9. If scholars fail to pass either or both of their Bridge courses, or violate Bridge or University policies, they may be dismissed from the program and their fall admission is subject to cancellation.

Cancellation

Cancellation before Arrival

Scholars invited to Bridge may request to cancel their enrollment through May 15 with no cancellation fee, and after May 15 with a fee.

Scholars who have Bridge as a condition of admission may not cancel their enrollment. However, waivers are considered for extenuating circumstances; contact Erica Sánchez, Admissions Officer, prior to May 1, 2016 with a clear description of circumstances and supporting documentation.

Withdrawal after Arrival

No refunds will be given for withdrawal, dismissal, or leave of absence after the first day of Bridge. Scholars will be assessed a $400 cancellation fee regardless of reason, and any housing, dining, textbook, and Class Pass fees incurred. Any financial aid received will be cancelled, and scholars will be personally responsible for payment of fees no later than August 15, 2016.

Common Enrollment Form Errors

"You need permission"

To resolve this error, scholars should log out of their personal Gmail account and access the Summer Bridge enrollment form again. You should then be redirected to the CalNet login page, from where you can enter your CalNet login information. Scholars may also sign into their bMail account without logging out of their personal Gmail account and access the enrollment form. Instructions on how to do so can be found hereClearing the cache and cookies and/or using a different web browser is also recommended. This error occurs because UC-Berkeley uses Google’s API for its account services, and personal Google accounts do not have access to the enrollment form.

“This account cannot be accessed because we could not parse the login request”

You are receiving this message most likely because you are not logged into your bConnected accounts, particularly bMail. bMail is part of UC Berkeley's bConnected suite, which allows you access to bMail, bDrive, bCal, bCourses, CalShare, etc. You can only create bConnected accounts after you have SIR'd to UC Berkeley. To address the error above, log out of your personal Gmail account, and log into your bMail account. If you have not yet created your bConnected accounts, you can do so via the link provided to you in Cal Central. Click here for additional instructions. Once your accounts are created, log into your bMail account to access and fill out the Summer Bridge Enrollment Form. Note: Be sure to log out of your personal Gmail account).

If you have any questions or encounter any difficulty completing the form, please don't hesitate to contact Namson Ngo-Le at namsonia@berkeley.edu