Swenson College Summer Bridge Program

Swenson College Summer Bridge Program

Hosted and developed by the college, the focus of the Summer Bridge Program is to provide students who are pre-calculus-ready and majoring in engineering, science, or mathematics an opportunity to advance to calculus beginning in the fall. The Summer Bridge Program offers students an overview of courses required as part of their first-year curriculum with a particular emphasis on mathematics. Participating students will receive preliminary exposure to the academic environment of higher education to develop academic success skills.

Summer Bridge Program participants will have the opportunity to prepare for the collegiate environment as they develop academic, study, and personal skills while also engaging in career exploration. The curriculum for this residential summer experience includes:

  • Introduction to pre-calculus
  • Introduction to general chemistry
  • College life workshops/presentations


Students who are accepted to the Summer Bridge Program will attend free of charge. Room and board, instructional supplies, and program activities will be covered for all participants. 


Students who have been admitted into Swenson College of Science and Engineering are eligible to apply for the Summer Bridge Program. Priority will be given to students whose current math placement places them in Math 1250 Pre-Calculus. 


If you have questions about the application process or program, please contact the program coordinator, Rachel Ellestad ([email protected]) or at 218-726-6342.