Frequently Asked Questions about our Summer Bridge program
University Health Services and the Recreational Sports Facility are both available to scholars.
With guidance from the program, scholars select the two courses that will best position them for academic and future success.
Academic and housing accommodations are provided to meet the individual needs of each scholar.
The Bridge meal plan includes 16 meals and 30 points per week.
Between 350-400 scholars participate each summer; more than 7,200 scholars have completed Bridge since 1973.
The total cost of participation is between $6,787-$7,703; financial aid is available for those who qualify.
Both programs provide a high-quality transitional experience for first-year undergraduates but vary in scope. Bridge comes with a built-in suite of academic support services, advising, and peer counseling designed to further enable scholars to Make the Golden Bear Leap to Success. No other summer programs at Cal offer the same level of high-touch support as Bridge.
All Bridge courses count toward units required to graduate, and many fulfill University and/or college requirements
Bridge 2018 instruction begins Monday, June 18 and concludes Friday, August 10th. Scholars will move in on Sunday, June 17th; international scholars and student-athletes typically arrive 1-2 days earlier than other scholars
Bridge scholars live in a campus residential complex just one block from campus.