June 7 - July 10 | Baldwin City Campus

 

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Baker University offers a summer bridge program for college-bound high school graduates who want to get a jump on their college experience, both in the classroom and activities outside of it. During the five-week program, students will earn 6 hours of credit, live on campus in the New Living Center and develop an understanding of the rigors of college academics in a fun and supportive environment.bridgevideo

Five university professors, a handful of peer mentors and residence assistants will be on hand during the program to ensure that participants begin college in the fall with the study habits and time management skills that will lead to success.

Watch the video to see what graduates of the program have to say about Summer Bridge.

Program Dates

  • June 7:
    • 1 p.m. | Check-in
    • 2:30 p.m. | Diagnostic exams
    • 5 p.m. | Cookout
  • June 8 | Instruction begins
  • July 10 | Final exam

Tracks

  • Physical Sciences:
    • Psychology
    • Human Genetics
  • Social Sciences:
    • Introduction to Mass Media
    • Sociology

Gaining the Tools to Succeed

The Summer Bridge program was an amazing experience, one I will never forget. I developed skills that I could immediately use once I started college.
—Keyana

I really enjoyed the five weeks participating in the Summer Bridge program. You are able to build strong relationships with faculty and your peers during that period. By the time the program is over, you realize anything is possible in college if you remain committed to doing the work necessary to succeed.
—Kaleb

Questions?

Kauffman Scholars Contact

Tanesha Ford
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Baker Students Contact

Carrie Coward Bucher
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Sample Student Schedule

Monday – Wednesday – Friday

  • 8-8:50 Breakfast
  • 9-11:50 Reading hours, workshops or advising
  • 12-12:50 Lunch
  • 1-3:50 Course 1
  • 4-5:20 Free time
  • 5:30-6:50 Dinner
  • 7-8:50 Study hours
  • 9-10 Free time

Saturday

  • 8-8:50 Breakfast
  • 9-11:50 Free time
  • 12-12:50 Lunch
  • 1-3:50 Course 2
  • 4-5:20 Free time
  • 5:30-6:50 Dinner
  • 7-10 Free time

Tuesday – Thursday

  • 8-8:50 Breakfast
  • 9-11:50 Reading hours, workshops or advising
  • 12-12:50 Lunch
  • 1-3:50 Course 2
  • 4-5:20 Free time
  • 5:30-6:50 Dinner
  • 7-8:50 Study hours
  • 9-10 Free time

Sunday

  • 8-8:50 Breakfast
  • 9-11:50 Free time
  • 12-12:50 Lunch
  • 1-5:20 Free time
  • 5:30-6:50 Dinner
  • 7-8:50 Study hours
  • 9-10 Free time

2011 Summer Bridge participants

Parents 101:
What Parents Should Know

We know it can be difficult to send your child off to college. That’s why Baker University is providing your student a one-of-a-kind precollege experience in our new Summer Bridge Program.

Tools for Success

Baker will help prepare your child to better manage his or her time, improve study habits and adjust to newfound independence.

Full-Time Support

Students will receive full-time support, both in and out of the classroom. Residence assistants will live with the participants in the New Living Center, Baker’s newest residence hall, and professors will be readily accessible for academic and personal aid.

A Taste of College

Through common meals, study time and recreational periods, students will enjoy hanging out with other college-bound students and be able to share their excitement and concerns about college life.

A Running Start

We’re confident students will not only enjoy the experience but also gain valuable college experience that will help them stay ahead of the curve next fall.

A Student From Last Year Says . . .

The small classroom setting was very comforting and I enjoyed forming a personal relationship with my professors. It’s always a good feeling when you can go to your professor and express any concerns that you are having or just go in to say hello and share a laugh. Being away at Baker also helped me exercise good financial management habits. Baker had a very positive impact on me. I gained more confidence in myself as a student, learned how to write my very first paper longer than 10 pages and I've met amazingly dedicated professors who want to ensure my success.
—Miaya

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