START Summer Bridge Program

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The Philander Smith College S.T.A.R.T. Summer Bridge Program is a five-week academic enrichment and leadership development program. S.T.A.R.T. provides a seamless transitional opportunity for first-time freshmen to get an early and strong start on their college career and completing college credits during five weeks in the summer. The 2020 program will be hosted in a fully virtual environment.

This intense and exciting summer experience offers students the opportunity to prepare for the academic, personal, and social challenges that they may encounter while in college. In addition to tutoring, study skills training, and academic and leadership development workshops, the program provides extensive academic and personal counseling to equip and support participants.

Program Includes: 

  • Laptops provided to all eligible participants
  • Ability to earn up to 12 credit hours 
  • Mentoring and academic advisement
  • Leadership development workshops 
  • Virtual engagement with classmates, professors, and college staff

Open To All High School Graduates Who Plan To Pursue A College Degree In Fall 2020. 



JUNE 24 - JULY 24


For more information:

Office of Admissions
Phone: 1-800-446-6772