Who May Attend & How to Apply

Eligibility Requirements

The Summer Bridge program is a transition program for a select group of incoming EOP first-year students. Incoming EOP students who have submitted their EOP Acceptance Agreement are invited to attend a Summer Bridge Information Session through email.  The Summer Bridge Information Session is mandatory to provide  students and parents/guardians an overview of the program and outline the next steps on how to apply for Summer Bridge. 

Student Responsibilities

If you are eligible to attend the Summer Bridge program, you must reserve your space by submitting your online application.  The link to the application will be provided at the Summer Bridge Information Session. Please note: Cal Poly Pomona’s main form of communication is via email, so please check your Cal Poly Pomona email frequently to be aware of university and program deadlines. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Who may attend and how to apply?

If you have been admitted as an EOP student, and have returned your EOP Acceptance Agreement, you will be invited to participate in a the Summer Bridge Information Session. Those who attend the session will be given information on how to apply. Once you have attended the session and completed the Summer Bridge application, your name will be placed on the list for consideration. You will be notified by mid-May if you have been selected to participate.

2. Are there any more requirements for attending Summer Bridge?

The University requires that you submit your high school transcript, including the 8th semester and showing that you have graduated, to the University Admissions Office by July 15th.  Should your final high school transcript not be received by this date, your offer of admission to the University will be rescinded, and therefore your EOP admission offer would be canceled. 

3. Should I attend the University Orientation?

Yes, you must register to attend either of the first two orientaton dates: June 22 or June 24. Please visit the orientation website for more information on Orientation. Should you be selected to participate in Summer Bridge, and were not able to register for the first dates, we will make the appropriate arrangements to accommodate your orientation program.

4. May I leave campus during the program or have visitors? *This question does not apply for Summer Bridge 2020.

No. Summer Bridge is a "closed" program and visitors are not allowed. In order to ensure students' safety and for the students to obtain the greatest benefit from the program, students will stay on campus throughout program dates. More information will be shared at the Summer Bridge Information Session.

There are no visitation hours during Summer Bridge. The schedule is too busy.

5. May I work during Summer Bridge?

You may not work on weekdays during Summer Bridge. We strongly advice that you do not work on weekends either. Summer Bridge is a comprehensive program. Due to the intensity of classes, workshops, seminars, tutorials, and activities, students are not permitted to work during program dates. Students will have homework to complete and studying to do during the weekend.  

6. If I cannot attend all days, can I participate for part of the program?

No. Summer Bridge is designed as a comprehensive program where students will be taking a college course or participating in an academic component, an advising seminar, one to one peer mentoring and participating in workshops that cover state-mandated topics. Students who are selected are required to make a full commitment to the program for the whole duration of the program.

7. Will I be required to live on campus during the first three weeks of the Summer Bridge Program? *This question does not apply for Summer Bridge 2020.

Yes. Students are required to live on campus the first three weeks of the program. Additional information will be shared at the Summer Bridge Information Session.