Bridge Program

Bridge Program

The Bridge Program at UW-Superior

Overview

The Bridge program at UW-Superior is offered each Fall semester. Participating students enroll in a full-time load of courses (12-15 credits) with relevant courses that meet university requirements, but with additional resources to support their academic success. In this program students have the advantage of a supportive learning community that includes structured academic support services. All Bridge students are required to enroll in a Collegiate Study Skills course and to attend regularly-scheduled tutoring and study sessions that support their coursework.

Mission

The Bridge program at UW-Superior serves students who would benefit from additional academic support during their first semester of enrollment at UW-Superior. The program provides additional structure and resources to participating students in order to facilitate or “bridge” their successful transition to the college academic environment.

General Education Course Work

Most Bridge program participants will have a schedule consisting of the classes listed below. Some variation will exist depending on placement scores and course availability:

  • IDS 095 - Collegiate Study Skills (This class is required for all Bridge students)
  • MATH 090 - Fundamentals of Math, or Math 095 - Fundamentals of Algebra, or a higher level math class (Based upon the results of the UW Math Placement Test score)
  • WRIT 099, WRIT 101 or WRIT 102 (Freshman English I or II) (Based upon results of ACT English sub-score or UW English Placement Test score)
  • HHP 102 - Health & Wellness
  • COMM 110 - Introduction to Communication

Math Support

Success in arithmetic, elementary algebra, and problem solving are addressed through this important area. Math is often a stumbling block for entering freshmen. Courses such as MATH 090, Fundamentals of Math, are designed to calm fears for "math-phobics" and challenge those who may understand introductory concepts but want a refresher in the basics of algebra.

The Math Specialist also supervises a tutoring program designed to offer day and evening assistance to students in most levels of college math.

Academic Support

The Bridge Program and committed staff will get your college career off to a good start. You will quickly become acquainted with university staff, fellow students, and your academic studies in a friendly, supportive atmosphere.

Through concentrated study, including course work and study skills development, you will acquire a confidence in your own academic skills. Classes are small, which allows participants to become acquainted with fellow students and instructors.

Orientation to campus services, such as financial aid, tutor labs, and advisement, help to ease the fears sometimes experienced by new students.