Southeastern University’s Summer Bridge program offers incoming freshmen with academic placement needs the chance to get a head start on their first year of college. This four-week session prepares students to succeed in college-level math and English though classroom instruction, workshops, and other learner support activities. All students live on campus in one of our residence halls and will finish the program feeling connected to the SEU community. This program is for students who have a commitment to their college success. It will take time and effort during the four-week program, but the Summer Bridge will greatly benefit students who might arrive at SEU without the test scores needed to place in college-level math and English. If you are committed to excelling in college, we are committed to preparing you to do so.
How much does the Summer Bridge program cost?
The cost is $800, which includes all coursework, materials such as books, room and board, and other program activities.
Why should I attend this program?
If you have not scored high enough on your entry or placement exams, you may have to take remedial courses during your first year at SEU. These courses could cost thousands of dollars and not necessarily count toward your degree. The Summer Bridge program will help you score better on your placement exam and avoid the cost and time of remedial coursework.
Where will I live during the four weeks?
All Summer Bridge participants will stay in on-campus housing at Southeastern University. All rooms are furnished, though you will need to bring personal items such as sheets, towels, etc. Each room also comes with Internet and cable. You will have roommates who are also part of the program. There are laundry rooms available in each residence hall, as well as common areas to hang out and study.
Where will I eat on campus?
Southeastern’s Mi Casa Café is open all summer and offer select sandwich and grill items for breakfast lunch and dinner. There are also snacks and microwavable meals available for purchase, as well as a wide variety of juices, sodas, and energy drinks. There are grocery, fast food, and restaurant options near campus.
Can I have visitors during the program?
Visitors are welcome when there aren’t program event scheduled, but they are not allowed to stay overnight in the residence halls.
If you are interested in and/or eligible for the Summer Bridge program, you must complete the following steps:
Program participants will be selected based on need and the order in which applications are received.
July 1, 2013 — Deadline to submit application for Summer Bridge
July 19, 2013 — Move-in day for students
July 22, 2013 — First day of Summer Bridge classes
August 16, 2013 — Final day of Summer Bridge classes
August 21, 2013 — First day of fall semester at SEU
SEU/Center for Student Success Services
1000 Longfellow Blvd
Spence Hall, Room 219
Lakeland, Florida 33801