Summer Bridge


EOP Summer Bridge student smiling and posing for a picture.

Our Mission: A Year Long Developmental Transition to University Life

The mission of the Summer Bridge Program at Cal State LA is to provide a developmental transition from high school to university life for first generation college freshmen who are Special Admits. We aim to close the educational gap between the skills developed in their K-12 experiences and the skills required to persist towards degree attainment in post-secondary education.

A developmental transition means that we will begin, the level of instruction at a student’s current skill level, and gradually challenge them to university level over the next year.

Summer Bridge is organized into a learning community joining students with a skilled team of faculty, staff, counselors, and assistants. The goal is both academic and personal development for every student.