The Bridge Program seeks to empower and equip individuals to fulfill their true potential by helping them "bridge the gaps" that may exist in their preparation for college. The program integrates many areas of campus life. The program includes required classes in both the fall and spring semesters of the first year; individualized peer and/or professional tutoring; ongoing supported application of skills; and academic coaching. Active participation in the Bridge Program may be a requirement of admission to the University of Dubuque.

The Bridge Program Experience Includes:

  • A required three-credit course in fall semester (Bridge I, BRI: 006)
  • A required one-credit course in spring semester (Bridge II, BRI: 007)
  • Access to a Learning Support Coach
  • Professional and peer tutoring
  • Cross-campus connections to campus resources
  • Weekly hands-on support with navigating University technology

Bridge Program Scholarship Requirements

  • Earn a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, and C or better in BRI: 006 and BRI: 007
  • Be actively engaged in program by attending all classes and required meetings
  • Meet with Learning Support Coach throughout the year as scheduled

Bridge Program Application Process

  • Complete application for admission to University of Dubuque including an admission essay
  • Selection by, and referral from Associate Dean of Admission
  • Personal Interview with the Bridge Program Director