Summer Bridge Program – Asbury University
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Summer Bridge Program

Apply for the Summer Bridge Program

What if you had a clear pathway to college, regardless of your financial or academic background? The Summer Bridge Program this August removes common barriers that prevent students from reaching their college goals and sustaining them.

All application materials due July 19.


All incoming first-year Asbury students from Eastern Kentucky who have recently graduated high school are eligible to apply. Students facing academic challenges, financial barriers, or family unrest are encouraged to apply. Summer Bridge participants will enter Asbury this fall with a leg up through the Summer Bridge program, which involves mentorship, professional development, and early completion of two college courses from August 12-21.

Students must complete the admissions process and be accepted into the Traditional Undergraduate Program at Asbury for Fall 2024 to apply for the Summer Bridge program.

There are only 15 spots available! Applicants will be notified of program admission decisions at the end of June.


During their stay in August, students accepted into the Bridge program can live in Asbury Residence Halls and eat in the Dining Hall, and complete two classes tuition-free: UNV120 and PED100.

The program also includes:

  • Workshops
  • Financial education
  • Spiritual development
  • Service projects
  • Fun campus activities

Students will also receive academic coaching and mentorship through the Center for Academic Excellence that will follow them for the remainder of the 2024-25 academic year. The personalized attention ensures that Summer Bridge students are prepared for a successful college experience at Asbury. Academic advising efforts are supported by career advising and coaching that is available to all students through Asbury’s Catalyst Center.


The cost is $100*, due after acceptance into the Summer Bridge program. Students in the program will be given $350 to buy professional clothing, and they will reduce their required credit hours by completing three classes ahead of time. If students in the Bridge program maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher, they are eligible for a $1,200 scholarship for the spring semester.

Apply for the Summer Bridge Program

*Scholarships are available on a limited basis to those facing financial barriers.