Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge (June 21-July 26, 2022)

The Mitchell Community College Summer Bridge Program is designed to help first year students gain college experience and develop a network of support prior to the beginning of their first year.  Summer Bridge serves a diverse community of first year students in a six-week academic program.  Students take one course, attend weekly workshops and meet faculty and staff who will support them during the academic year. The one course is include ACA 122 College Transfer Success. Students engage in activities to support their academic and social experiences. The program goals are as follows:

  • Develop essential academic understanding and skills among students
  • Provide engaging opportunities to develop participant skills that will aid in the successful transition to college
  • Promote a cohort experience among participants to strengthen new peer relationships
  • Familiarize participants with Mitchell and its resources

As a result of participating in the Mitchell Summer Bridge Program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate efficacy towards academic work
  • Develop a sense of belonging to Mitchell
  • Gain necessary college success skills


Eligibility and Application

All incoming first year students are able to apply but we prioritize students who identify as first generation or from an underserved population.
Eligible students must:

Complete the Mitchell Admissions Application
Be available to attend the entire Summer Bridge Program
Complete the Summer Bridge Application
Complete 2022-2023 FAFSA (preferred)

Important Dates

We are excited you are interested in the Summer Bridge Program.  Here are some dates we want you to remember:

Application DueJune 7
OrientationJune 13 (4-5:30 p.m.)
ClassesJune 21-July 26
Class meeting dates and times
(9-12:00 p.m.)
June 21
June 28
July 5
July 12
July 19 & July 26


Summer Bridge is a free program sponsored by Mitchell Community College.


In Summer Bridge students will make friends, meet instructors, participate in peer-group activities, and learn to navigate Mitchell!

Students who participate in the program: 

  • Enjoy small classes with highly engaging instructors and graduate students
  • Meet with mentors who share tips and strategies to help students transition to the college
  • Receive dedicated academic support that continues in the academic year
  • Participate in a variety of activities and events to get to know departments and resources 

*Research suggests that participating in a high-quality, challenging summer transition program, like the Summer Bridge Program, followed by comprehensive support throughout the academic year, increases academic excellence, engagement within the university with peers, and a strong sense of belonging to the community college.


For more information, please contact:
Vermel D. Moore (704) 878-3280