Summer Bridge Programs for Incoming Freshmen


Prairie View A&M University offers Summer Bridge Programs for our incoming freshmen! These programs are designed to provide students with a jump start to their college experience. Students will have the opportunity to engage with faculty, staff, and other students while earning college credits toward their degree. Please see the list below to learn more about these amazing programs! All programs have their own admission and acceptance requirements. For more information, please email the director of the program that you are interested in.

Don't forget to secure your housing for the fall! All Summer Bridge Program Students should secure fall housing before you start your bridge program.

If you have any questions about our Summer Bridge Programs, please contact Ms. Jamila Clayton at 936-261-5914 or jcclayton@pvamu.edu.

University Wide

Panther Pride Summer Bridge Program is a five (5) week program designed for incoming PVAMU freshmen who are interested in jump-starting their academic careers. For more information, please contact Josette Bradford at compass@pvamu.edu.

Summer Band Program is a five (5) week summer for Marching Storm Freshmen to participate in band-related activities and to take courses for credit. Admission is by invitation only.

MathUP provides entering Freshman with personalized mathematics instruction from highly trained professionals to jump-start college mathematics preparation. For more information, please contact John Gardner at aemathup@pvamu.edu.

WriteUp provides entering Freshman with personalized integrated reading and writing instruction from highly trained professionals to jump-start college reading and writing preparation. For more information, please contact John Gardner at aemathup@pvamu.edu.

Discipline Specific

College of Engineering Enhancement Institute (CE21) is an innovative and intensive summer bridge-to-college program designed to prepare students for the rigors of an Engineering, Computer Science, or Technology Curriculum and to aid with the transition between high school and college. For more information, please contact Charlesedder Love at chlove@pvamu.edu.

Architectural Concept Institute (ACI) is designed to give high achieving incoming freshman students an opportunity to immerse themselves in the study of architecture. For more information, please contact Barry H. Norwood at bhnorwood@pvamu.edu.

PreMedical Concept Institute (PCI) is an intensive eight week summer program for freshman students interested in pursuing careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, allied health disciplines, and bio-medical sciences. For more information, please contact H. Block at hlblock@pvamu.edu or G. Brown at gebrown@pvamu.edu.

Get Ready to Initiate a Nursing Degree (GRIND) program offers students an opportunity to prepare for a career in healthcare and helps students decide if they should choose a career nursing while learning about the PVAMU College of Nursing. For more information, please contact Philisie Washington at Hnursing@pvamu.edu.

Business Scholars Summer Program (BSSP) is a five-week academic experience designed for incoming business majors. Participants will have the opportunity to complete six hours (two courses) of college-level business courses, participate in academic and professional enhancement workshops and engage in projects with business faculty and other business students. For more information, please contact Carolyn Davis at csdavis@pvamu.edu.

Agriculture Summer Jump Start Program is a five-week Summer Session II academic program designed for incoming freshmen in the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences. The program is free of charge to participants and prepares students for degrees and careers in agriculture and human sciences. For more information, please contact Wash Jones at wajones@pvamu.edu.

College of Juvenile Justice & Psychology (PULSE) Program is designed to give incoming freshman students an opportunity to immerse themselves in the field of Juvenile Justice and Psychology. PULSE offers two courses, with credits being applied toward an undergraduate degree in Juvenile Justice or Psychology. For more information, please contact Barney Williams at pulse@pvamu.edu.

Begin Success in Nursing Program is designed for exceptional incoming students who plan to pursue the nursing major, at the CON and ultimately join the nursing profession. The experience includes campus life immersion, tools for college success, community service learning, civility, Texas Medical Center tours, HESI A2. tips (CON admission exam) and more. For more information, please contact Philisie Washington at Hnursing@pvamu.edu.

Summer Music Program is a five (5) week summer program that introduces selected vocal, piano and stringed instrument students to effective musical experiences in an educational environment in music. The program will strengthen students' academic background and enhance their possibility and likelihood for success as college students of music. For more information, please contact Mark Phillips at mwphillips@pvamu.edu.