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Preparing for College

The IUPUI Summer Bridge Program is a special opportunity designed to prepare you to be successful in college.

Program Dates

The Summer Bridge Program takes place from August 11-20, 2015.

Who Participates

All incoming freshmen in participating schools or majors are eligible. Recipients of the IUPUI Twenty-first Century Scholars Grant are required to participate in the Summer Bridge Program (or a similar intervention) to meet the requirements of their grant.

Registration and Costs

Registration is open to freshmen in participating majors on a first-come, first-served basis at New Student Orientation. The program fills up quickly, so please register for the earliest available orientation date for your major! There is no fee to participate in the Summer Bridge Program, but participants are responsible for their own meals and housing costs.

Summer Bridge

815 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5164


Student Scholarships

Student Success Scholarships are awarded to eligible students who successfully complete the IUPUI Summer Bridge Program and actively participate in academic support programs during the fall semester following their summer Bridge experience

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Benefits of Bridge

  • Overall, 2010 Summer Bridge participants had higher academic performance (fall GPAs) than nonparticipants.
  • 58% of 2010 Summer Bridge participants earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • 96% of 2010 Summer Bridge participants indicated that the program provided them with the resources and information to succeed in college.

Fun Fact

The IUPUI Summer Bridge Program began in 2001 with only 18 students. In 2014, over 800 students are expected to participate!