Summer Bridge Program

Summer Bridge Program

The Vincennes University Summer Bridge Program is VIRTUAL for 2021!  The program is designed to provide incoming and freshman level students with a summer college orientation experience and the opportunity to get a head start on their academic goals. Additional faculty and staff are available for the Summer Bridge Program to assure that students experience a positive transition to college life.

What students will do:

  • Enroll in a Study Skills (3 credit hour) course.
  • Participate in a half day of ONBOARDING before classes begin.
  • Meet with the Director in a pre, mid, and post mentoring session to discuss academics, career paths, self-advocacy, struggles, etc.
  • Develop social connections and friendships with weekly virtual game nights.
  • Attend weekly workshops with various campus service areas.

What students will learn:

  • Where campus services and facilities are located
  • How to use the library, tutoring  and computer labs
  • Study skills, goal setting, time management, and prioritization
  • What is required to be successful in college academics
  • Self-advocacy skills

How to Apply:

The number of students accepted into the Summer Bridge Program is limited to promote a quality program. In order to have your application approved and processed in a timely manner, it is important to apply early.

Steps:

  • Complete application for admission to Vincennes University  
  • Submit an application for the Summer Bridge Program
  • Be interviewed by the Director of Summer Bridge for acceptance into the program. Once your application is received the Director will contact you to schedule a personal interview.
  • For financial aid, you will need to fill out the FAFSA. The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) link is www.fafsa.gov.  See the Program Rates sheet below for FAFSA information.
  • Take the placement tests. For testing information, please visit the VU Assessment Center at accuplacer@vinu.edu.

Applications should be mailed to: 

Penny AP Kirk (See contact information below)

Files:

Contact Information

Penny AP Kirk

Summer Bridge Program

1002 North 1st Street

Vincennes, Indiana 47591

(812)-888-4219

Fax: (812)-888-5531

pakirk@vinu.edu

summerbridge@vinu.edu

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