Q: Why was I invited to apply for the Bridge program?
We are encouraging you to participate because you have been identified as one of our
high-priority students who would benefit from a small learning community and an early
start to your academic career.
Q: What are the dates for the Bridge program?
The Bridge program will begin on Wednesday, June 19. Classes will begin on June 24
through August 2. Students will attend Orientation on Thursday, June 20 and Friday,
Q: How do I participate in the Bridge program?
Fill out the application by clicking on the Sign Up button below. Selected students
will be notified around the first of April.
Q: If I need to be on campus for the Bridge program, will there be opportunities for
me to have fun in the summer?
Absolutely. We have many events and activities planned during the summer that are
designed for you to unwind and have fun.
Q: What classes will I be taking in the summer?
- English 1011 Rhetoric and Composition I with Writing Tutorial — Required course for
all students in the program.
- USTU 1250 First-Year Studies: The UTC Experience—Required course for all students
in the program.
- Math—Students will take the initial Math course based on Math placement information
– Required course for all students in the program.
Q: Are classes from Monday to Friday?
The class schedules vary, but students have class every weekday. We will also have
guest speakers from the community and across campus that will enhance your experience.
Q: Can I select my own classes?
The Bridge program aims not only to provide you with successful skills to help you
do well at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, but also to form a small, friendly
community within a large, research university. The success rate of this program is
largely based on all students taking the same courses. However, you will have an opportunity
to select certain courses for fall and spring semesters.
Q: Do I have to live on campus?
Studies have shown that students who live on campus tend to stay in school and graduate
at higher rates and with higher GPAs. Since we want to make sure you succeed, living
on campus is required and is a great way to start out on right foot.
Q: Will I have time for a part‐time job?
Unfortunately, jobs outside the Bridge program aren't allow. To offset this potential
income, you will receive a weekly stipend/allowance for your participation in the
summer Bridge program.
Other questions should be directed to Dr. Crystal Edenfield.