Frequently Asked Sumer Bridge Questions

 

EOP Summer Bridge / SDSU FAST Eligibility:


Q- I have been notified by SDSU I will have to participate in the FAST (Freshman Academic Success Track) Program during the summer, can I still partipate in EOP' Summer Bridge Program?

A- Follow all instructions for FAST and attend all mandatory events as instructed . If you are selected to particpate in EOP's Summer Bridge Program, we will notify you and place you in Summer Bridge courses that will meet your remedial needs. Please refer all questions about FAST to Office of Admissions at 619.594.6336 or email admissions@sdsu.edu

 

How To Apply:


Q- Where can I find information about the Summer Bridge program?

A- Students will receive an “interest form” along with their EOP acceptance letter. 

 

Q- What are the starting and ending dates of the program?

A- The 2016 BEST Summer Bridge Programwill begin July 5th and end 5-weeks from the start date on August 9th.

 

Q- What is the difference between the residential and the commuter Summer Bridge Programs?

A- The residential program requires participants to live on campus throughout the duration of the program.  Commuter participants live at home and commute to and from the SDSU campus for all program related events. All programs related events are MANDATORY.

 

Q- How and when will I be notified if accepted/denied to Summer Bridge?

A- Generally all applicants will be notified of their application status (acceptance, waitlist or denial) no later than June 10th.

 

 

Preparations for the Residential Program:

 

Q- Are laptops/desktops/printers allowed?

A- Yes, if a student has a personal laptop or desktop computer they may bring it with them to the program, however it is the responsibility of the student to maintain the security of his/her possessions.

 

Q- How much money should the student bring?

A- As a residential participant, at minimum students should bring $10 for the cost of laundry.  Additional spending money is at the discretion of each participant.

 

Q- What type of shopping is available on campus?

A- Students may purchase snack items from local on-campus markets, pharmaceutical items may be purchased from the on-campus pharmacy and general SDSU paraphernalia and school supplies can be purchased at the Bookstore.

 

Travel to the Residential Program

 

Students flying in:


Q- What date/time frame should the student arrive?

A- Students should schedule flights to arrive in San Diego no later than 10am the day of check-in (July 5, 2016). 

 

Q- Will transportation from the airport be provided?

A- Students needing assistance from the San Diego Airport should contact the Pprogram assistant at best-summerbridge@mail.sdsu.edu no later than June 24, 2016.

 

Q- Who will be meeting the student at the airport?

A- If it is necessary to pick a student up from the airport, participants will be greeted and picked up by an EOP and/or designated Summer Bridge employee approved by SDSU and state standards to do so.

 

Q- At the end of the program what date/time frame should the student book the return flight?

A- Departing flight arrangements on the final day should be no earlier than 3pm.  Students will complete final exams on Tuesday, August 9th @12pm and will have additional time to have lunch and/or complete all necessary packing. 

 

Q- At the end of the program, will transportation be provided to the airport?

A- Students will need to notify the Program Coordinator if they will transportation to the San Diego Airport

 

Q- Who will be transporting the student to the airport?

A- If it is deemed necessary to take a student to the airport, participants will be driven by an EOP and/or designated Summer Bridge employee approved by SDSU and state standards to do so.

 

 

Students arriving by car:


Q- What date/time frame do I drop off the student?

A- Residential students arriving by car should arrive at University Towers Residence Hall no later than 2:00pm and turn keys over to the Program Coordinator.

 

 

Housing:


Q- How are rooms assigned?

A- Students are placed in rooms of the same sex based on demographic information and other criteria by the Program Coordinator

 

Q- Can we request a specific roommate?

A- No.  Students are placed with students of the same gender and are selected by the Program Coordinator.  No request for specific roommates will be granted.

 

 

While in the Residential Program:


Q- I understand students in the program are not allowed cars.  Why?

A- Residential student live on campus.  All resources and transportation will be provided. This is for liability and safety concerns.

 

Q- What happens to the student’s car if they must drive themselves to the program?

A- Keys MUST be turned over to the Program Coordinator.  Vehicle keys will be returned to students upon the students release from the program. Residential students who bring a vehicle to campus must pay for an SDSU parking permit or risk being ticketed and/or towed by campus parking administration.

 

Q- How often can I visit the student?

A- There is absolutely no visitation permitted.

 

Q- Can we bring the student food?

A- No. Students will be provided with all meals. There is no visitation at any time..

 

Q- Is there a curfew? 

A- Yes.  All residential students must be in the residence hall by 10pm on weekdays, 11pm on weekends.

 

Q- Will the student have access to the internet?

A- Internet access is available at the SDSU Library, EOP office and throughout campus.

 

Q- What medical facilities are available to the student?

A- Access to Student Health Services is available for all students at the SDSU Calpulli Center (http://shs.sdsu.edu/index.asp).

 

Q- Will the student have access to exercise facilities?

A- Yes.  All students will be provided with FREE membership to the Aztec Recreation Center and aquaplex.

 

Q- Where are the laundry facilities?

A- Laundry facilities are available within the residence hall.

 

 

Classes:


Q- What classes will the student take?

A- Students are placed in Development and/or General Education course based upon their academic need.

 

Q- How many units will the student earn?

A- Student may earn up to 6 units.

 

 

Extracurricular Activities:


Q- What supervision will be provided for off campus events?

A- Summer Bridge and EOP staff will supervise all student activities.

 

 

Residential Program Free Time:


Q- Can the student get away for family events?

A- No. Summer Bridge is a full commitment from July through August. There are NO EXCEPTIONS