Frequently Asked Questions

ABC Summer Bridge Program

As part of the ABC program, each of the three IU regional campuses involved will have a two-week summer bridge for Ivy Tech students. A “summer bridge” program is designed to increase preparation for college success and in this case to foster the eventual successful transfer from Ivy Tech to a four-year university.

To understand where the summer program might be the most successful for students, each campus is holding this program at a different time in an Ivy Tech student’s studies. IU South Bend will recruit students before they enter Ivy Tech for their first year. Those students will have a two-week residential program with housing and meals free for the students who elect to participate. IU Kokomo will provide its summer program after the freshman year is completed, also in a two week program, with materials and tuition included. IU Northwest will provide a two-week summer program after the sophomore year focused on success after transfer into the four-year university environment, also including materials.

In all cases, all ABC program students will be invited to participate. We will see how many students apply and whether we can accommodate all students who are interested in the summer program. All ABC program students will also be invited to extensive orientation sessions that focus on successful completion of the associate and transfer to a bachelor’s program whether or not you participate in the summer program.

The IU South Bend Summer Bridge Program is scheduled for July 19 to 30. You will participate in day and evening activities with a group of like-minded individuals who will serve as part of your support and social network as you move from your freshmen and sophomore studies at Ivy Tech to your junior and senior studies at IU South Bend. You’ll also interact with faculty, academic advisers, career and financial aid counselors, members of the diverse and dedicated professional staff at IU South Bend and Ivy Tech, and a host of student peer mentors - all of whom are committed to helping you reach your goals.

AND—thanks to a grant from the Kresge Foundation—housing at IU South Bend, meals, and all materials and activities are free. Contact your ABC Transfer Specialist for more information.


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