Summer Bridge Program
The centerpiece of the Bridge Program is our General Studies 100: Effective Learning Strategies for College Success, which includes such beneficial components as:
Developing college level study strategies and organizational skills, including note taking, textbook reading, time management and prioritization, and test preparation through activity based instruction.
- Developing strategies to be successful in lecture and class discussion settings, which you will encounter most commonly in college, by working with faculty members from the first-year seminars that all students take.
- Learning the expectations of college level writing, including recognizing and addressing the most common errors that new college students encounter.
- Introduction to the Quantitative Literacy skills necessary for college success, through class assignments and homework, drawing on the types of projects that are common in the first-year seminars.
- In addition to working with faculty members in each of these areas, you will work with specially chosen and trained Student Academic Mentors. They will assist you with the academic components of the program, but they will also help you to become oriented to college life outside of class, as well. Our experience shows that students who work with Student Academic Mentors improve their academic performance. Your relationship with your mentor will continue as a support into your first academic year at Emory & Henry.
While this will be an intensive introduction to your college experience, we have also built in time for relaxation, social and cultural experiences. You may take advantage of the campus athletic facilities, or you may go on an outing sponsored by Emory & Henry’s Outdoor Program; you may see a play at the famous Barter Theater in Abingdon, or you may attend a cookout with faculty and staff members of the college.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Jesse Ball duPont Fund, we are able to offer this unique program to you at no cost. Your room and board, books and materials, and co-curricular activities are covered, and the tuition for the course is included in your full-time fee for the Fall semester. This is, indeed, a valuable opportunity for you to gain a good start in your college career.
For more information about the E&H Summer Bridge Program contact the Office of Admissions at or 800-848-5493 or Dr. Michael Puglisi, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs & Director, Powell Resource Center at or 276-944-6144.