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 mandatory New EOP Student Welcome (NESW) and Information Session through email.  The mandatory New EOP Student Welcome and Information Session will give students and parents/guardians an overview of the EOP services, including the Summer Bridge 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 provide at the end of the New EOP Student Welcome and 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 New EOP Student Welcome and Information Session. Those who attend the meeting will be given information on how to apply. Once you have attended the New EOP Student Welcome and Information Session and completed the Summer Bridge application process, your name will be placed on the list for consideration for Summer Bridge. You will be notified by mid-June 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your final high school transcript not be received by this date, your offer of admission to the University will be rescinded, and therefore your EOP admission offer would be canceled. 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?

You should register to secure an orientation session as soon as you receive an invitation from Orientation Services. Should you be selected to participate in Summer Bridge, we will make the appropriate arrangements to accommodate your orientation program.

4. May I leave campus during the program or have visitors?

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 New EOP Student Welcome and 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 residential activities, as well as restrictions on leaving our campus, 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, and participating in workshops that cover state-mandated topics. Students must attend all components of the program. Students will not receive the full benefits of the program unless they are fully engaged. Therefore, partial participation is not allowed. Students who are selected are required to make a full commitment to the program for the whole duration of the program. Students are required to live on campus. There are no exceptions to full participation.