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Summer Bridge Program

Get Ready Gators Summer Bridge

The University of Houston-Downtown is committed to expanding educational access and creating transformational opportunities for all students.  The Summer Bridge Program integrates an intrusive model of academic support and necessary support services to assist students in their transition from high school to college. Through this program students begin their academic journey at UHD by enrolling in college level courses. Additionally, students benefit from the programming in between courses that includes intrusive academic support in and outside of the classroom, student success services, career counseling, and leadership training.

If you are graduating from high school in May or June of 2024 with a GPA of 2.25 - 2.6, this program is for you! Participating in this program will strengthen your academic skills, build campus connections, and assist you with transitioning successfully from high school to university life.


  • A minimum high school GPA of 2.25 - 2.6
  • Plan to graduate high school in May/June 2024
  • Fill out the 2023-24 FAFSA
  • Tested in math, reading, and writing sections of TSI
  • Attend at least one Summer Bridge Workshop that will be offered March-May
  • Attend New Student Orientation June 25-27, 2024
  • Summer Bridge Program starts July 8, 2024
  • Apply to UHD and to Summer Bridge Program. Limited spots available.


  • No cost to you*
  • Earn college credits before the Fall 2024 semester
  • Get specialized peer support for Math and English
  • Learn about UHD student organizations, free tutorial labs, and strategies for success
  • Engage with faculty in small group setting and form a community with your peers

*This will be dependent on submission of a FAFSA or TASFA 2023-2024 application. UHD's school code is 003612.

Next Steps:

  1. Submit a Summer Bridge Application Form by July 1, 2024 
  2. Complete a FAFSA or TASFA 2023-2024 application which will assist in covering Summer 2024
  3. Complete the TSI test
  4. Complete Bacterial Meningitis Immunization (state requirement)

*Note that you will complete two FAFSA applications 2024 and 2025 (available in December 2023).

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