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Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge is a 5-week (3-week residential/2-week commuter) program that will:

  • Assist EOP students in making the transition from high school to college
  • Provide enrollment in a 4-unit General Education course or a 4-unit math course (as needed to fulfill the Early Start requirement to begin remediation before the Fall term)
  • Be of no cost to the students for course enrollment, course books, 3 weeks of housing, 3 weeks of meals, additional 2 weeks of lunch, and activities
  • Help students build academic skills, connect with faculty, develop friendships, experience campus life, and become familiar with the campus environment

Participation in Summer Bridge is limited to incoming EOP freshman students (only) who are invited to attend. If eligible, you will receive an email invitation through your Cal Poly Pomona email with further instructions on what to do to be considered for the program. Please pay very close attention to deadlines.  


As an incoming EOP freshmen student, if you are interested in participating in Summer Bridge, we recommend that you do the following to meet Early Start and Orientation requirements and be in-line with Summer Bridge requirements in case you are selected to participate:

  • If you are not excempt from taking the math or English placement tests, EOP requests that you register to take the EPT/ELM on April 2, 2016, so that you can get your scores early enough to enroll in the appropriate course for Summer Bridge (the latest you can take the tests is on May 7, 2016).
  • Sign-up for the very first freshmen Orientation session that is made available to you based on your major. 
  • If you need to enroll in Early Start math, make sure you enroll in one of the morning sections. Summer Bridge requires that you enroll in courses offered between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. If you have enrolled in an afternoon math Early Start course, please switch to a morning class as soon as possible.
  • If you need to enroll in Early Start English, enroll in English sessions that start after July 21, 2016 (after Summer Bridge has ended).
  • While you should have filed the FAFSA or Dream Act App by March 2, 2016, to go towards your 2016-2017 college year, Summer Bridge requires that you go back and file the FAFSA or Dream Act App for 2015-2016 (this FAFSA/Dream Act App will be used to identify potential financial aid for summer 2016; it will not impact your 2016-2017 financial aid awards).

Students should take care of all "To-Do" items on their To-Do list in BroncoDirect, such as registering for an orientation program, meeting housing deadlines, etc. These topics will be covered in the Summer Bridge Mandatory Information Meeting, which you are required to attend if you are invited to participate in Summer Bridge.  

For more general information, contact Norma Leon at or Lorraine Jenkins Jones at 909.869.3994 or

Summer Bridge Student Guide