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Summer Bridge Program

Summer Bridge Program


First-year college students entering after high school graduation who require developmental education in Reading, Writing, or Mathematics will become “college-ready” in those subject areas through the program.

  • Eliminate the need for developmental education (for students deemed almost “college-ready” by passing the COMPASS Test)
  • Introduces college-level expectations for incoming freshmen in the areas of: College Algebra, Composition I or History I


  • Must have developmental need in only one or two courses and meet following COMPASS scores: reading: 71-80, writing: essay 5, math: 29-38.
  • Student fee of $50 (non-refundable) upon acceptance into the program.
  • 88% of the students who completed the 2012 Summer Bridge Program satisfied the college-ready standards and took college level courses in the fall 2012 semester. They saved a semester of time and approximately $800!


  • Possibly eliminate the need for developmental education (approximately $800 per course and no college credit)
  • COMPASS and College level course preparation
  • Meet and work with Professors that teach core college level courses in: College Algebra Composition I or History I
  • We pay for you to take the COMPASS Test again at the end of the Program ($39 value)
  • Enrollment in UT Brownsville (based on COMPASS scores at the end of Summer Bridge Program)
  • Up to 11 $200 Stipends opportunities (based on requirements)

Contact Information

Summer Bridge Program
80 Fort Brown
Mary Rose Cardenas
North Hall 122F/North Hall 109

Limor Chávez,
Summer Bridge
Program Coordinator

Phone: 956-882-7380
or 956-882-8208
Fax: 956-882-6678

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