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Summer Bridge Program
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Summer Bridge Program

The Summer Bridge Program (SBP) is a four-week program that allows select first-time freshmen students to experience the California State University, Long Beach environment prior to entering the fall term. Students will bridge the gap between high school and college through academic coursework, enrichment activities, and the opportunity to build relationships and network with students, faculty and staff. Instruction and tutoring are an integral part of the Summer Bridge program.

Summer Bridge students in the classroom.

What Happens During Summer Bridge?

  • Participants take math and English workshops, designed to enhance their academic performance at CSULB.
  • SBP students are exempt from taking Early Start classes .
  • Students will become familiar with the campus, academic expectations, campus resources and opportunities, career planning, cultural diversity, and develop study skills.
  • Summer Bridge students are more prepared to experience the challenges and meet the demands of a four-year university.


The Summer Bridge Program, including housing and meals for the entire four weeks, and educational materials is free of charge to all selected participants. Acceptance into the Summer Bridge Program does not guarantee university admission, financial aid, or housing.

Summer Bridge logo, sun with a bridge

Summer Bridge 2018

July 7th – August 3th

Summer Bridge student taking a ride on the bus.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Summer Bridge cost? Can I leave campus or go home on weekends? Learn more in our FAQ section.

Summer Bridge students in the classroom.

Eligibility & Admission

Learn about who is eligible for the Summer Bridge Program and how the admission process works.

Summer Bridge student being silly with a hat.

Photo Gallery

What really happens at Summer Bridge? Take a peek in the photo gallery to see that the program is both fun and educational.

Summer Bridge student tells about his experience in the program in the Testimonials section.


What are Summer Bridge participants saying about their experiences with the program? Read their testimonials.