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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the benefits of the Summer Bridge Program?

The Summer Bridge Program at West Virginia State University is free to all participants, and it is a good opportunity for students who want to improve math skills in college algebra. The program offers personalized contact with instructors so students have more one-on-one contact in case they have any problems in the program. The Summer Bridge Program is also a great opportunity to meet new people and participate in exciting out of classroom experiences. In addition, students can earn a stipend of $1000 for successful completion of the program.

What are the application requirements for the Summer Bridge Program?

Applicants must meet the following requirements to participate in the Summer Bridge Program:
  • The student must be a United States citizen or a permanent resident.
  • The student must have an ACT mathematics score of 18 to 20 (or equivalent) or ACT mathematics score of 17 and an ACT English score of 18 or above.
  • The student must be admitted to West Virginia State University with a declared major in biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, or engineering.

How much does the Summer Bridge Program cost?

A grant from the National Science Foundation provides funding for most of the program. Below are some of the items that we cover:
  • Tuition and books for college algebra.
  • Room and board if you decide to stay on campus during the program.
  • Exciting fieldtrips throughout the Kanawha Valley.
  • $1000 stipend for successful completion of the program.

 Do I need to stay on campus for the Summer Bridge Program?

Students have a choice of staying on campus. Cost of your stay is covered by the program.

 What is the Summer Bridge Program schedule?

Please click here to view the schedule for the Summer Bridge Program at West Virginia State University.


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