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Get a JUMP START on college and GET READY for the fall!

Your path to graduation begins with a solid foundation in mathematics and writing. That is why all incoming freshmen are required to take a Math course as well as an English course within their first year at UMBC.

The six-week Summer Bridge Program, through UMBC’s Collegiate Success Institute (CSI), pairs a required introductory math or writing class with an interactive seminar to help ease the transition to college.

Outside of class, dedicated CSI Staff will coordinate tutoring and study groups, offer individual advising, and organize special events for participants. The Summer Bridge Program is a great way to get ahead, meet new friends, and learn your way around campus. Students who successfully complete the program will earn 4 to 7 academic credits, and receive a fall scholarship equal to one credit of tuition!

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The Summer Bridge Program offers two academic tracks – click the buttons above to learn more about each track. Students can enroll in one or both tracks – CSI Staff will help you determine which track is the best fit for you based on a variety of factors including intended major and placement test results.

Beyond the Summer Bridge Program, participants will continue to receive individual advising from the CSI Staff throughout their first year at UMBC!

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Laila Shishineh
Assistant Director of FYE | (410)455-3737