Summer Bridge Program

Summer Bridge Program Flyer (PDF)
June 26 - Aug 10, 2023
Application Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on June 12, 2023. Notification of acceptance will be issued by June 16, 2023


Program Description

The STEM Starter Academy Summer Bridge program offers incoming fall students registered in a STEM or Undeclared/General Studies major, a head start towards their first semester on campus. Participants will receive their first Math, English Composition 1 (3 credits ENG-101), and First-Year Experience (1 credit FYE-101) classes. Students will participate in an intense Math bootcamp and Blackboard training sessions the week before Summer Session II to prepare them for their classes. Students will also receive free supplies, tutoring, and advising which will be continued until they graduate or transfer. They will also have opportunities to participate in enriching STEM experiences, events, and activities throughout the academic year.

This program also increases awareness and familiarity with STCC campus resources such as tutoring, the library, STEM majors, financial aid, advising, registration, and career counseling. Former STEM Starter Academy students have reported stronger connections with faculty and staff. 

Students will earn a $500 stipend upon successful completion of all courses with a C grade or higher.

“A program of study is a journey, and there are some steps that are steeper to climb than others, yet programs like SSA makes it possible to trek, possible to climb.”  Summer Bridge Student 2022

Program Requirements

  • Be a Massachusetts resident
  • Registered for at least ONE (1) Fall 2023 course
  • Enrolled in a STEM degree program or as a undeclared/general studies student

Student Success and Testimonials