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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.


Summer Bridge is an eight-day program that’s all about teaching new students the ins and outs of being an IUPUI Jaguar. Our goal is to help students feel prepared for their first semester of college and beyond! During Summer Bridge, students will make new friends in a relaxed setting, learn more about the school and majors, receive early support in math, writing, and communication studies, and even begin some of your fall class work.

Summer Bridge registration is first-come, first-served, and only available at orientation—so reserve your orientation early and talk to your advisor about how to sign up for Summer Bridge during registration.

Benefits of Bridge

  • Overall, 2012 Summer Bridge participants had higher academic performance (fall GPAs) than nonparticipants.
  • 99% of 2013 Summer Bridge participants indicated that they would recommend the program to other first-year students.
  • Students participating in Summer Bridge consistently have higher one-year retention rates

Fun Fact

The IUPUI Summer Bridge Program began in 2001 with only 18 students. In 2015, up to 1,000 students are expected to participate!