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EOP Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge Leap - Educational Opportunity Program


Thank you for your interest in joining us for Summer Bridge!

Summer Bridge Mission

The mission of EOP Summer Bridge is to bridge the gap from high school to college in order for first year students to successfully navigate their first year of college.

Enrolled students will participate in a 6-week, FREE, comprehensive and in-person summer transition program designed to provide YOU an opportunity to LEAP - LEARN, ENHANCE, ACADEMICALLY GROW, and PREPARE to overcome any academic and personal challenges you may face during your first year.

Students who have successfully completed this program reported:

Stronger sense of belonging to campus. Higher likelihood of continuing at CSUSM. Better preparation with the tools, knowledge, and resources to start journey at CSUSM.

Why attend Summer Bridge?

  • Get a HEAD START on your graduation requirements by taking a college level course, GEL 101, earning 3-units of General Education, Area E credit.
  • Participate in weekly, in-person, events that will support your growth such as field trips, activities and workshops.
  • Meet your CSUSM community including your EOP Counselors, Peer Mentors, other EOP students, and faculty.
  • Develop academic preparation skills.
  • Build a network of support.

Summer Bridge Dates

Participants must be available during the following dates and times, as attendance is required:
Dates: Programming:
June 11
Summer Bridge Information Session
12-1pm via Zoom
June 27 - August 5
Summer Bridge Program
M-Th, (Monday through Thursday), 1-5 PM, CSUSM
*Friday, August 5th is required for closing ceremony/reception, Time TBA.
  • GEL 101 starts! June 27 is FIRST day of class and program!
  •  Weekly workshops, events, and activities.
June 27
Summer Bridge Program Kick-Off
11AM-12:30PM, CSUSM McMahon House 
  • Meet & Greet
  • Lunch
  • Distribution of supplies
June 30
Ropes Challenge Course
11 AM - 8 PM, UC San Diego
August 5
Closing Reception
Time TBD

Ready to Sign Up?

Participants have been selected for Summer Bridge 2022 and we currently have a waitlist.  If you wish to be added to our waitlist, please submit the application form below.  We will accept students from waitlist as spots become open, up through June 25th


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Please contact:
Bianca Rodriguez, EOP Retention Counselor
(760) 750-6059
Looking for CSUSM Early Start?
Please Note: This is a separate program from CSUSM Early Start. Summer Bridge students are required to take GEL 101. Any questions about Math and Writing Classes that you are required to enroll in this summer to complete your admission to CSUSM should be directed to