Our mission – a Developmental transition to University Life
The mission of the Summer Bridge Program at Cal State L.A. is to provide a developmental transition from high school to university life for about 150 first generation, low-income, first year college students, of diverse ethnicity and cultures. We aim at closing some of the gap between the skills they graduated from high school with, and what is required for university study.
A developmental transition means that in “ closing the gap”, we will begin the level of our instruction at their current skills level, and gradually raise them to university level over six to eight weeks .
The Bridge is organized into a learning community joining students with a skilled team of faculty, staff, counselors, and assistants. The goal is both academic and personal development for every student.