Academic Bridge Program
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Academic Bridge Program

Saint Paul College provides an Academic Bridge program during each Summer Term that is designed to provide eligible students with an opportunity to be promoted to higher levels of reading, writing, and math than indicated by their original ACCUPLACER™ assessment r​esults.

  • Academic Success Coordinators assist students in selecting the appropriate Academic Bridge course based on their initial ACCUPLACER scores.
  • Academic Bridge courses are free to eligible students.
  • Students will complete their bridge course, learning key skills and strategies during the 3-week intensive session. After completion, students will retake the ACCUPLACER.
  • Based on their two ACCUPLACER assessments, the work and effort demonstrated in the course, and faculty feedback, students are placed into the next appropriate course.

Academic Bridge Courses

Student Success Coordinators provide eligible students with access to register for bridge courses through ISRS:

Reading Bridge Course
In this 3-week “mini-course”, you will learn, refresh and practice skills required to be a successful college student. You will improve your reading comprehension by learning and practicing active reading strategies, academic vocabulary, and test taking skills. At the end of the course, you will retake the ACCUPLACER assessment which, combined with instructor recommendation, will determine your fall placement. 

July 11-27, 2016 M/W 9:00am - 11:00am Reading Bridge Room 905

Writing Bridge Course
This three-week summer class will help students prepare to participate successfully in writing courses at Saint Paul College. Participants will review and practice a range of writing skills, including structuring sentences and paragraphs effectively, demonstrating appropriate audience awareness, and using a professional tone. In addition, students will learn to use writing as a tool for both improving study skills and responding to assigned readings. At the end of the course, participants will retake the ACCUPLACER assessment, which, along with the instructor’s recommendations, will determine their Fall Semester writing course placements.

July 12-28, 2016 T/Th 9:00am - 11:00am Writing Bridge Room 905

Pre-Algebra Bridge Course
This three-week summer class will help students prepare to participate successfully in Introductory and Intermediate Algebra courses at Saint Paul College. Participants will review and practice a range of mathematical skills, including fractions, decimals, percents, order of operations, real world applications, and working with simple algebraic expressions and equations. In addition, students will learn study strategies, computer skills, and identify academic resources at the College. At the end of the course, participants will retake the ACCUPLACER assessment, which, along with the instructor’s recommendations, will determine their Fall Semester math course placements.

July 11-27, 2016 M/W 9:00-11:00 Pre-Algebra Bridge Room 4160

College Algebra Bridge
This three-week summer class will help students prepare to participate successfully in College-level courses at Saint Paul College. Participants will review and practice a range of mathematical skills, including manipulating and factoring algebraic expressions, graphing linear equations, solving equations involving first and second degree polynomials as well as rational and radical expressions, and understanding the properties of a function. In addition, students will learn study strategies, computer skills, and identify academic resources at the College. At the end of the course, participants will retake the ACCUPLACER assessment, which, along with the instructor’s recommendations, will determine their Fall Semester math course placements.

July 12-28, 2016 T/Th 9:00am - 11:00am College Algebra Bridge Room 4160

For more information about the Academic Bridge Program, please email Academic Success Coordinators.​​