Welcome to BridgeEdU, an innovative educational experience that is The First Year of College Reinvented. This is not an alternative to college or a traditional ‘gap year’: BridgeEdU is a personalized, affordable year or semester that will be a new on-ramp to your success in higher education and beyond.
The transition from high school to college is a challenge for many students. Approximately 30% of first year college students either drop out or do not return to the same school for their second year. Many factors contribute to this. The end result is that only 60% of college freshmen graduate within 6 years, and the average student in a public university graduates with $36,000 in debt.
BridgeEdU is a unique first year college program that combines core academic courses, real-world internships and service experiences, with the coaching to help students succeed in academics and life. BridgeEdU Scholars will have the opportunity to earn 20+ transferrable college credits. Our curriculum focuses on courses necessary for your degree such as writing, communications, and math. Your professional internships will be matched to your interests, and they will be integral to the BridgeEdU experience. Throughout the year, you will work in an environment rich with resources to develop the skills that will lead to timely college completion.
BridgeEdU Scholars are passionate about college and exploring their career goals. Our Scholars are highly engaged, team players who have strong interests in developing their academic skills while getting hands-on experience through internships and service engagements. Our scholars may be seeking an alternative to the traditional first year of college.
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