Summer Bridge Programs for Incoming Freshmen

Summer Bridge ProgramsPrairie 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.

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 the summer programs office at (936) 261-5914 or jcclayton@pvamu.edu.

University Wide Programs

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. Participants will receive 6 hours of college level coursework. For additional information, please contact (936) 261-1040 or compass@pvamu.edu.

Program Director: Dr. Josette Bradford

Program Dates: July 8-August 6, 2018

Application has closed for the 2018 cohort.

MathUP & WriteUP is a non-residential program that provides entering Freshmen with personalized mathematics and writing instruction from PVAMU Faculty to jump-start college mathematics and writing preparation. This program helps prepare students for success on the TSI Exam.  This is a zero-credit, workshop based program held at our Northwest and downtown Houston campuses.  Students will need transportation for this program. For more information, please contact (936) 261-5914 or aemathup@pvamu.edu.

Program Director: John Gardner
Program Coordinator: Jamila Clayton

Program Dates: June 11-June 28, 2018
Days & Times: Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm

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Summer Band Program is a five (5) week summer program for Marching Storm Freshmen to participate in band-related activities and to take courses for credit. Participants will receive 6 hours of college level coursework. Admission is by invitation only.

Program Director: Dr. Zachery

Program Dates: July 8-August 6, 2018

Panthers Achieving Academic Success is a five (5) week summer program for Freshmen Student Athletes to jump-start their college careers as student athletes. Participants will receive 6 hours of college level coursework. Admission is by invitation only.

Program Coordinator: Kenyatta Walker

Program Dates: July 8-August 6, 2018

Discipline Specific Programs

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. Open to all majors. Participants will receive 6 hours of college level coursework.

Program Coordinators: Jasmine Murry, jamurry@pvamu.edu and Charlesedder Love, chlove@pvamu.edu.

Program Dates: July 8-August 6, 2018

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Architectural Concept Institute (ACI) is designed to give high achieving incoming freshman students an opportunity to immerse themselves in the study of architecture. Participants will receive 12 hours of college level coursework. This program has additional costs for students.

Program Director: Dr. Barry H. Norwood,  (936) 261-9802 or bhnorwood@pvamu.edu.

Program Dates: June 4-August 6, 2018

Application has closed for the 2018 cohort.

PreMedical Concept Institute (PCI) is an intensive eight week summer program for freshman students majoring in biology and interested in pursuing careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, allied health disciplines, and bio-medical sciences. Participants will receive 12 hours of college level coursework. This program has additional costs for students. For more information, please email Dr. Harriette Block at hlblock@pvamu.edu or Dr. Brown at gebrown@pvamu.edu or (936) 261-3161.

Program Dates: June 4-August 6, 2018

Application has closed for the 2018 cohort.

 

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. Participants will receive 6 hours of college level coursework.

Program Director: Carolyn Davis at (936) 261-9237 or csdavis@pvamu.edu.

Program Dates: July 8-August 6, 2018

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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. Participants will receive 6 hours of college level coursework.

Program Director: Dr. Wash Jones at (936) 261-2538 or wajones@pvamu.edu.

Program Dates: July 8-August 6, 2018 www.pvamu.edu/cahsjumpstart

Jump Start Program Flyer

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School Counselor Recommendation Form

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. Participants will receive 6 hours of college level coursework.

Program Director: Mark Phillips, (936) 261-3336 or mwphillips@pvamu.edu.

Program Dates: July 8-August 6, 2018

Summer Music Bridge Program Letter

Summer Music Bridge Program Application

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. Participants will receive 6 hours of college level coursework.

Program Director: Dr. Barney Williams at pulse@pvamu.edu.

Program Dates: July 8-August 6, 2018

PULSE Program Website & Application

Begin Success in Nursing Program is designed for exceptional incoming freshmen 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. Participants will receive 6 hours of college level coursework.

Program Director: Dr. Philisie Washington at Hnursing@pvamu.edu.

Program Dates: July 8-August 6, 2018

Application has closed for the 2018 cohort.

 

Get Ready to Initiate a Nursing Degree (GRIND) program is geared toward current PVAMU sophomore and juniors.  The 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. This is a zero-credit, workshop based program held in June. 

Program Director: Dr. Philisie Washington at Hnursing@pvamu.edu.

Program Dates: June 12-28, 2018

Times: Tues, Wed, Thurs of Each Week 8am-2pm

GRIND Nursing Flyer

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The Summer Math Bridge Program offered by the department of mathematics is a five-week summer program, during the Summer Session I, designed primarily for mathematics majors and other STEM disciplines that will prepare students to succeed in Calculus I (MATH 1124) as well as provide a solid background to ensure student success for Calculus II and other STEM courses requiring Calculus I as their pre-requisite. Students will receive 4 hours of college credits.

Program Directors: Dr. Haghighi, amhaghighi@pvamu.edu & Dr. Valles, jrvalles@pvamu.edu

For questions and concerns: Please contact the Department of Mathematics 936-261-1970,  tokirven@pvamu.edu 

Program Dates: June 3-July 6, 2018

Summer Math Brochure

Summer Math Program Application