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Student Success & Retention Services

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Summer Bridge


SB 2013Summer Bridge serves a diverse community of first generation college students for an engaging four-day academic program.  Participants will be introduced to the structure and challenges of a socially conscious vibrant campus, provided with opportunities to foster meaningful academic and social connections, and empowerment to take personal responsibilities of their academic journey within a multicultural community.  Summer Bridge participants will meet peer mentors and tutors assigned to the cohort programs to ensure successful transition to De Anza College.

Participants must be members of one of the following programs:

•1st-Year Experience
•Puente Project
You are eligible for the Summer Bridge Program if you meet the following requirements:
• You're a high school graduate OR 18 years old
• First-Generation College Student (parents do not have a college degree)
• First-Time, Never Attended College
• Participant of one of the following programs: 1st-Year Experience, Puente Project, and Umoja

The Summer Bridge Program will take place at De Anza College late August.

• Increase your awareness of how to access college resources and find a community before school starts.
• Get started on your comprehensive student educational plan
• Learn how to maintain your priority enrollment and navigate the registration process
• Meet great peer mentors, tutors and inspiring community speakers!
• Receive Counseling and Financial Aid Assistance
Academic and personal skills evaluation - learn what you need to succeed in college
• Early enrollment in First Year Experience (FYE), Puente Project, and Umoja program courses for the upcoming academic year

If you are interested in joining the Summer Bridge program, please complete the following steps:
  1. Apply to De Anza College
  2. Take the English Placement Test (please allow at least 3 weeks for placement results)
  3. Select an interested program and a contact program coordinator for more information.

Disclaimer:  Because space is limited, applicants are encouraged to complete our interest form as early as possible.

Photo Galleries from Summer Bridge:

Summer Bridge students participate in an intensive 4 day experience.



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De Anza College
Student Success & Retention Services (SSRS)

21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
Office:  LCW 102
Contact:  (408) 864-8470

Last Updated: 8/23/17