May 10, 2024

Registration currently open for second year of summer bridge program   

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Students enrolling in the program have the opportunity to earn college credit and get a head start on college at Schoolcraft College.

It’s never too early to get college started. A returning program at Schoolcraft College will help new college students jump start.

Schoolcraft College has brought back its highly successful summer bridge program this year, this time offering three different sessions for students to get ahead on their collegiate careers. The Step Ahead with Schoolcraft College program gives students planning to enroll in a Michigan college or university in the fall a chance to earn college credit and receive a free Chromebook.

By enrolling, students will take College and Beyond 102, a two-credit course designed to help clarify education and career direction for new students. Students will also participate in math and English workshops, as well as engage in career exploration activities. The program is free.

“After such a successful first year of the Summer Bridge program, we’re excited to have the opportunity to expand it to three sessions this year,” said Jennie Rokakis, Learning Support Services Coordinator. “This program is perfect for first-time students to give college a chance and prepare for their next academic journey.”

Registration is currently open for the three sessions, which run the following times:

  • July 8-July 19, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in person
  • July 29-Aug. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in person
  • July 29-Aug. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m online

Participants will receive a free Chromebook, a transportation stipend, lunch during the program and will be eligible to receive awards toward the Fall semester at Schoolcraft College.

As part of the bridge program, students will meet with an academic success coach and utilize Learning Support Services such as tutoring to strengthen their academics in English and Mathematics. In addition, students will have the opportunity to become familiar with additional campus resources such as advising, student employment, student life with the student activities office, Hinkle Student Resource Center and more. 

To qualify, students must have a GED, high school diploma or a certificate of completion. They must also be taking their first college-level math or English course at a Michigan college or university in the fall. Those who have taken both college level math and English courses (level 100 or above) are ineligible to participate.

Registration is currently open. Those interested can visit Students can go to for more program information and to fill out the interest form. 

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