2019-2020

Summer Bridge

Wiley College Summer Bridge serves a diverse and global community for entering undergraduates in a holistic five-week academic online program. It introduces students to the structure and rigor of the College, provides them with opportunities to foster meaningful academic and social connections, and empowers them to take ownership of their academic journey. Students enroll in credit-bearing courses in addition to mandatory daily study-skills mentoring and tutorial services. Students are also assigned an Academic Advisor and Academic Coach to ensure successful transition to Wiley College.

Summer Bridge Objectives

Upon Completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Navigate the academic rigor and demands of Wiley College
  • Attend to their intellectual, psychological, and physical well-being
  • Leverage the College’s resources and connections to enhance their academic journey
  • Develop proficiency in learning strategies required for lifelong success

Summer Bridge Courses

Course Credit Hours Instructor
Speech Communication 3 Dr. Rahimi
Introduction to African American Studies 3 Dr. Muhammad
English Composition I 3 Ms. Thomas
College Algebra I 3 Mr. Jenkins

Advising and Counseling

Students will have access to a network of professional academic advisor s and/or academic coaches to assist them with a wide range of topics: academic and social adjustment, course planning, major selection, research opportunities, and internship opportunities.

Academic Resources

Students will be plugged into a comprehensive network of Academic Coaches and peer academic support. Moreover, they will have access to library resources, Student Support Services, Disability Services, etc.

Bridge Advantages

Students will receive a competitive advantage over their peers, leaving the program with:

  • Early Completion of Wiley College Coursework: Students will complete up to twelve (12) semester hours of coursework toward their graduation requirements and Wiley College GPA, prior to the start of their traditional freshman year.
  • Academic and Social Support System: Students will have access to a powerful network of faculty, advisors, tutors and peer scholars that can last throughout their academic tenure and beyond.
  • Early Orientation and Resources: Students will be able to access and navigate JICS, library and research databases, and more!

How to Apply

Freshman Admissions Checklist

Please complete and submit the indicated documents by June 19, 2020 to avoid processing delays.

Admissions Application
Summer Bridge Application
Official High School Transcript
ACT/SAT Scores
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Application for 2019-2020
Meningitis Shot Records
Completed Intent to Enroll Form