Summer Bridge Academy

 

The Summer Bridge Academy guides new Islanders with the transition to college-level expectations on our campus. Specifically, the program is intended to help students who are anxious to begin their college journey and would like a boost in college-level confidence  

While all new Islanders are welcome to apply, the Summer Bridge Academy is specifically intended to support students who have been conditionally admitted to the university, are required to take developmental courses, or who are first generation college students.  

The  Summer 2021  program  will take  place in a fully online environment  during the Summer II semester (July 5 – August 6)It is a 5-week summer bridge aimed at facilitating the transition to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi by introducing students to college-level academic concepts and courseworkThe benefits of participating include:  

  • the cultivation of one-on-one mentorships with TAMU-CC faculty and peer coaches,  
  • early access to TAMU-CC support culture,  
  • guided academic and financial advisement,  
  • practice with online learning experiences and habits,
  • the opportunity to earn UNIV 1102 credit, 
  • the opportunity to achieve College Ready status (TSI Liable Students),  
  • the opportunity to start Fall 2021 as a fully admitted TAMU-CC student (VIP Students).  

Space is limited to 60 students, so apply today!  

Priority Deadline: Friday,  May 28, 2021  

Requirements to Participate  

Only committed students should apply as the intensive summer bridge program will require a significant amount of time and effort over the 5-week periodEven though the program will be offered fully online, students will be expected to attend the online sessions as though they were attending a face-to-face class.   

Students can expect to spend:  

  • 1hours per week attending course lecture and activity sessions,  
  • 4 hours per week on labs (if applicable),  
  • 1-3 hours per week attending faculty office hours or peer coaching sessions,  
  • 1-2 hours per day completing assignments for courses.  

Tentative Summer II 2021 Daily Schedule (Monday  –  Thursday )  

UNIV 1100/Social Hour*   

9:00am - 9:30am  

UNIV 1100/Social Hour*

9:45am - 10:30am  

Break  

10:30am - 11:00am  

PSYC, ENGL, MATH  

11:00am - 12:55pm   

Labs (if applicable)  

1:00pm - 2:30pm  

Support Hours* *  

1 :00pm - 2:00pm  

 

* Not every social hour/support hour meeting  is required. Students should attend a certain number of social/ support hours set by the UNIV 1100 expectations . Social and support hours will be hosted by both faculty and peer coaches.

Students must provide the technology needed to participate in the program including :  

  • the computer device for live-streaming lectures and completing online homework (Chromebooks are not compatible),  
  • an embedded or external microphone and camera for participation in virtual meetings,  
  • high-speed internet connection.  

Summer Course Options  

The TAMU-CC Summer Bridge Academy courses will be offered in the four different cohorts outlined below. This means students who enroll in  a particular cohort  will take all classes as a group of students. The cohordesign is intended to help students make peer connections and increase opportunities for collaboration.  

Cohort  

Courses  

SB 1  

MATH 1332 + MATH 0099  + UNIV 1100  

SB 2  

MATH 0310 + UNIV 1100  

SB 3  

PSYC 2301 + UNIV 1100  

SB 4  

ENGL 1301 + ENGL 0099 + UNIV 1100  

 

UNIV 1100: Career and Academic Planning 

Each cohort will enroll in UNIV 1100: Career and Academic Planning which will cover topics such as goal setting, time management, professor approachability, navigating the campus, and many other topics.

Students who successfully complete UNIV 1100 with a B or better will be eligible to earn a waiver for UNIV 1102 during the spring semester.

MATH 1332 + MATH 0099: Contemporary Math and Developmental Math

This course serves as a terminal course and supplies a brief overview of several topics in mathematics. It is an option for students who have selected majors that accept MATH 1332. Topics may include introductory treatments of sets, logic, number systems, number theory, relations, functions, probability and statistics. Appropriate applications are included. This course emphasizes using critical thinking to make decisions based on information. It is paired with an optional Developmental Math course, which is a support course for students who need to achieve College Ready status in Math.

MATH 0310: Developmental Math - Algebra

This course is required for students who need to achieve College Ready status in Math and are pursuing majors that require algebra (not for students in majors that require Statistics for Life)Topics include number concepts, computation, elementary algebra, geometry, and mathematical reasoning. Also, linear equations and inequalities, rational expressions, exponents and radicals, quadratics and word problems.  

PSYC 2301: General Psychology 

This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts and theories in psychology. Topics include biological processes, development, learning, personality, abnormal behavior, therapy, and social interactions.  It is an option for most degree plans.  

ENGL 1301 + ENGL 0099: Composition I and Development English 

Composition I covers principles, techniques, and processes of written composition, textual analysis, and critical thinking It is required on all TAMU-CC degree plans and is an option for students who need to achieve College Ready status in English.   

Schedule an appointment to talk to your advisor about which cohort makes the most sense for you and your intended major!  

Program Cost  

Cost: $1844.46 (covers tuition, fees, and books)  

Students who are Pell  Grant eligible, using the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), can attend the Summer Bridge Program with no out-of-pocket cost. *    

* Note to Pell Eligible StudentsStudents who use Pell Grant funds to participate in the TAMU-CC Summer Bridge Academy must maintain a GPA of 2.0. Students who drop below a 2.0 will lose the option to apply Pell grant funds to future semesters.