Summer Bridge

Get a head start on college this summer

Complete the Interest Form, apply for admission, and submit the 2023-24 FAFSA by May 31!

Calling 2024 high school graduates! Get a head start on your college career this summer by enrolling in our Summer Bridge program. 

This program helps first-time-in-college students easily transition to college courses and develop crucial skills for future success. The best part? There are no out-of-pocket expenses for the student! The Summer Bridge program uses available financial aid and/or institutional funds to cover tuition, fees and books so students can get started and GO Far! 

Space is limited. Students must submit the interest form, application for Summer 2024 admission, and the 2023-24 FAFSA (the 2023-24 aid year is Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024) by May 31, 2024 to be considered. 

Virtual Information Sessions

If you have questions or just want to learn more, you can register for a virtual information session to see if the Summer Bridge program is right for you.

Can't make a session? Email to request more information. 

FAFSA Help - Tuesdays 4-6 p.m. / Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Seminole State's Office of Financial Aid is hosting FAFSA labs at the College’s Sanford/Lake Mary Campus (building L, room 100)  Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m.; and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. You can find a map to parking here. Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend with their student. Space is limited, and registration is required. Those who plan to attend are encouraged to complete the FAFSA Lab Registration Form as soon as possible.

Program Perks

  • No out-of-pocket expenses (tuition, fees and books included). The College will use a combination of financial aid and/or institutional funds to cover the student's costs. 
  • Take two classes during Summer 2024 B Session, which runs June 26-Aug. 7.
  • Access to college resources such as academic advisors, peer mentors, tutors and co-curricular activities.
  • Classes are available online or in-person at Sanford/Lake Mary, Oviedo, and Altamonte campuses. 

Program Requirements

  • Students are required to enroll in IDS 1107 First Year Experience Flightpath: Chart your Course. Through this course, students will explore various career pathways, resources at the College and more.
  • Students will select one course from the list below as their second course. 
    • ENC 1101 English I
    • SPC 1608 Speech Communication
    • HUM 2020 Experiencing the Humanities
    • AMH 2020 US History 1865-Present
    • POS 2041 U.S. Government

Program Eligibility

To be considered for this program, students must:

  • Be a 2024 high school graduate interested in earning an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree.
  • Submit an Application for Admission for an A.A. degree for Summer Term 2024 and be accepted to Seminole State.
  • Submit the Interest Form.
  • Be classified as an in-state Florida resident.
  • Submit a 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students who have submitted a 2024-25 FAFSA are required to complete this step.
  • Submit your final high school transcript in June before classes begin. (You do not need your final high school transcript to register.)

Note: This program is intended for students seeking the A.A. at Seminole State. Students who intend to enroll at another institution in the Fall 2024 semester are eligible to take courses in the Summer B term, but not as a participant of the Summer Bridge Program.

Student Testimonials

"I had a great experience in the Summer Bridge Program and would definitely suggest it to others next year!" 

-Mikayla R.
2023 Summer Bridge participant

"It was amazing...all the advisers were sweet and funny and all the teachers were so welcoming."

-Briana C.
2023 Summer Bridge participant

"I was able to get a small head start and [the Summer Bridge Program] eased me into college course work."

-Navil T. 
2023 Summer Bridge participant 

The Summer Bridge program was created in collaboration with Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS). While priority will be given to SCPS graduating seniors, all 2024 Florida spring graduates are welcome to apply! Please note, you do NOT have to wait until graduating to complete the interest form and apply for admission.

The deadline to submit the Interest Form, Application for Admission, and 2023-2024 FAFSA is Friday, May 31, 2024. 

*Available financial aid, including pell grants, will be used to cover the costs of the Summer Bridge program. Any remaining costs will be covered by institutional funds so there will be no out-of-pocket costs to the student.


Summer Bridge Program