High School Students

Bridge Program FAQs

What is the Foundations Summer Bridge Program?

It is an 8 week course (INDS 0333) that works to improve students’ skills in math, English, and reading. Students will work through a computer program that helps build their skills by testing their knowledge on the subject then working on the areas where they struggle.

What kind of help can students expect?

Students will have access to one-on-one instruction for any questions they may have, and the instructors will offer tips and information on problem areas in math and English throughout the semester (such as fractions for math and semicolons for English).  In addition, there will be mini-workshops on test/math anxiety, study skills, learning styles, and other helpful topics.

How is student progress determined?

At the end of the semester, rather than taking a final, students will take the ACCUPLACER, which is Rose State’s placement test. The goal is for students to improve their test scores and test out of developmental courses or test up a level in the developmental sequence.

When does enrollment begin?

Enrollment begins the first week in April. Contact Jeff Conkin for more information on enrollment.   Humanities Advisor in HU 107      jconkin@rose.edu       733-7999 

How does the Bridge Program work?

Students work through a computer program at their own pace. The more effort and time students devote to the course, the better results they will see. Working hard, both in and outside class, should truly improve skills in math, reading, and English.

How can the Bridge Program save students time?

Depending on placement scores, a student can be required to take in excess of 9 hours of developmental classes before beginning college level courses.  As shown in the chart below, each 3 hour course requires at least 9 hours a week for class time and study time.  Working hard for 8 weeks and testing out of developmental courses saves a student a significant amount of time.  

Credit Hrs.
per Week

Study Hrs.
per Week

Total Hrs.
per Week

3

6

9

6

12

18

9

18

27

12

24

36

15

30

45

 

How can the Bridge Program save students money?

As illustrated in the chart below, each 3 hour course will cost students an estimated $600 total, so testing out of even one developmental course can save a considerable amount of money.

 

Credit Hrs.
per Semester

Tuition and Fees

Books and Supplies

Total Minimum Estimate

3

$450

$150

$600

6

$900

$300

$1,200

9

$1,350

$450

$1,800

12

$1,800

$600

$2,400

15

$2,250

$750

$3,000

Can students use Financial Aid?

Yes, Financial Aid may be applied for the Summer term.

Can Ticket to Rose students use tuition waivers?

No, Ticket to Rose eligibility begins the Fall semester after high school graduation.

Do Oklahoma’s Promise tuition waivers apply?

No, Oklahoma’s Promise does not apply to zero-level courses.

Can Concurrent students or high school juniors take the course?

No, students must graduate before participating in the Summer Bridge Program.