Bridge Scholars FAQ
Are classes held on July 4?
- No. Georgia College will be closed for the holiday. This is the only day that students may leave campus during the summer session. Students must be back by the start of classes the next weekday morning.
What courses will I be taking during the summer?
- All students will be enrolled in three courses for a total of seven credit hours. Two courses count toward the academic core and one is a student success seminar. Potential CORE courses are World Civilization, Critical Thinking, College Algebra, Politics and Society and America's Diverse Cultural Heritage. The Student Success Seminar is a course that focuses on strategies for academic and life skills success in college.
- Students must pass ALL courses with a "C" or better in order to return for the fall semester.
- BSP staff will enroll students in their summer courses based on intended major and AP/Dual Enrollment credit.
How long will I be in class each day?
- Classes will be held from approximately 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Is it mandatory to purchase a meal plan?
- Yes. You will need it for lunch breaks between classes on main campus. We will be holding various programs over mealtimes on main campus throughout the summer.
How is my program fee used?
- These fees are used for programs such as teambuilding challenge course, socials, educational programs, prizes, transportation to various events, t-shirts, and so on. There are also programs offered throughout the academic year that are exclusively for BSP that are funded by this fee. Extra-curricular events are a mandatory part of the BSP experience. Exceptions will only be made for scheduling conflicts due to class or emergency.
Can I go home on the weekends during the summer?
- Because this is a very intensive program and your fall admission is contingent upon you doing well academically, you will be required to remain on campus, with the exception of the July 4th holiday.
- Overnight visitors are not allowed during the summer session and BSP participants are required to stay in their own apartments each night during the week and weekends.
When will I be able to meet my roommates and other BSP students?
- Roommates will be assigned at the conclusion of interviews and determined by the program director based primarily on academic factors such as major and cohort assignment. Once assignments are made, you will be able to view your apartment and roommates online.
If I'm in BSP, can I participate in varsity athletics, a sorority, or other campus activities?
- Absolutely! While BSP is an intensive summer program, the participation requirements are significantly scaled back during the academic year. Students are encouraged to participate in all the great organizations Georgia College offers. BSP students have been members of nearly every athletic team, participated in Fraternity and Sorority Life and been elected as leaders of numerous student organizations throughout campus.
BSP orientation and move-in: June 14, 2014
Teambuilding and opening social programs: June 15, 2014
Classes: June 16-July 15, 2014
Holiday break, no classes (students may return home): July 3-6, 2014
Final Exams: July 16-17, 2014
Apartment check-out: July 18, 2014
*Please note that students will be allowed to leave belongings in their apartments until they return for fall semester.
*2014 rates have not been established yet. For planning purposes, here are the rates from 2013.
What is the total program cost for the summer?
The estimated cost for the summer session of the Bridge Scholars Program is outlined below:
- Tuition: $1,547 (in-state)
- Student Fees: $992
- Program Fee: $300 (one-time annual fee, non-refundable)
- Meals: $196 (25-block meal plan)
- Housing: $736 (4-person apartment)
- Housing Deposit: $235
Total Summer Program Cost: $4,006*
*Please note that these are estimated costs. Finalized costs are based on state budgets and decisions of the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia.
(We recommend budgeting approximately $250 for textbooks. Please note that math courses may require a graphing calculator.)
To learn more, contact the Bridge Scholars Program at:
Bridge Scholars Program
200 Lanier Hall
Campus Box 115
Milledgeville, GA 31061