Program Dates June 21 to July 24, 2015

Program Description

UVI's Summer Bridge Program focuses on a student's transition from high school to college during a five-week, residential, academic program held on the Albert A Sheen Campus on St. Croix and St. Thomas Campus.

Bridge students will jump-start their college careers at UVI by gaining an advantage over the typical freshman enrollee. How? Because this summer bridge program is specifically designed to assist students in excelling on UVI's placement tests. As a result, bridge students qualify for college-level course work in their first year, and will forgo taking remedial, non-credit courses.

Currently, significant numbers of students are taking at least one not-for-credit, remedial course in math or language arts at UVI. These students are paying more money and spending more time on their education and yet are less likely to actually complete their degree requirements.

For the duration of the bridge program, participants will live on either the St. Croix or St. Thomas campus* and will take courses in reading, writing and math. Courses are supplemented with electives in speech, drama, creative writing, journalism or spoken word. Weekends are designated for field trips targeting career and professional development.

In addition, participants will:

  • learn how to utilize UVI's campus resources to include researching in the library

  • be advised about their individual degree programs

  • attend workshops on college life and faculty expectations

  • attend workshops on critical thinking and note taking

By the end of the program, participants will recognize UVI's Summer Bridge Program as essential to their successful transition to college life. Former bridge students Leandra Walls,, or Rokeyah Conner, can attest to that.

* While there is no cost to the student for housing, classes or meals, students are asked to pay a one-time $25 fee that will go towards first-aid health services, accidental insurance and access to technological services on campus. In addition,travel costs to and from any UVI campus are not included in this program. The program is valued at $3,000 per student.

How to Apply

Complete and submit the application to the UVI Summer Bridge Program.
Click here or the Apply Now button.

Contact Program Coordinators

Jennifer Crawford
Center for Student Success
St. Thomas Campus
#2 John Brewers Bay
St. Thomas, VI 00802-9990
(340) 693-1196

Maria Fleming
Albert A Sheen Campus
Center for Student Success
St. Croix Campus
(340) 692-4183