Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge (June 21-July 28, 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 two courses, attend weekly workshops and meet faculty and staff who will support them during the academic year. The two courses include ACA 111 College Student Success, and COM 110 Introduction to Communication. 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 Due May 27
Orientation June 7 (4 p.m.)
Classes June 21-July 28
Workshop Wednesdays
(9-10:30 a.m.)
June 22
June 29
July 13
July 20
July 27
 


Cost

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

Benefits

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
vmoore@mitchellcc.edu