BEST (Building Essential Skills and Talents) Summer Bridge

The EOP Summer Bridge Program is an intensive academic preparation program designed to enhance student educational achievement, timely progress towards degree and successful transition to the university. This is achieved by working collaboratively with faculty and staff in providing students with the fundamental academic skills, social networks, and personal development essential to their success at SDSU.

BEST bridge

Each summer, a select group of new EOP freshmen students are given an opportunity to get a head start on their college education and experience life at SDSU. Students participate in five weeks of intensive academic studies allowing students to earn up to six academic units. Students also enhance writing, math, and study skills focused toward meeting SDSU’s writing and math competency requirements.

All students familiarize themselves with the university and explore the city of San Diego. This is a great way to begin at SDSU. You will meet students like yourself from throughout California, develop essential educational skills, and participate in social and recreational activities. With your enthusiasm and a five-week commitment, you can become one of EOP’s BEST students at SDSU.

EOP’s BEST Summer Bridge Program at San Diego State University is regarded as one of the nation’s finest summer transitional programs. BEST students generally have higher grade-point averages and lower academic probation rates than other SDSU students. BEST alumni have gone on to graduate school or are successfully employmed as professionals in a range of fields.

BEST Criteria

BEST accepts a selected number of students from those who have academic need and have:

  1. Been admitted to SDSU and EOP.
  2. Submitted the Intent to Enroll packet.

How to Apply: If admitted to SDSU and EOP, you will receive a Summer Bridge application in your admission packet. Please fill out completely and mail back to us at your earliest convenience.


Complete Summer Bridge Packet:

Complete Summer Bridge Packet

Indivdual Summer Bridge Forms :

Application form

Student checklist 

Get away form

Packing list 

Mission bay 


Health form

Summer Bridge Program Agreement




Please mail documents to:
San Diego State University
Educational Opportunity Program
5500 Campanile Drive
SSE, 2109
San Diego, CA 92182-8222

We will contact students once final decisions have been made to let you know the status of your application. Selected participants are required to attend the Summer Bridge orientation at the end of EOP First Contact

Anticipated dates for Summer 2019 Summer Bridge:
~Sunday, July 7, 2019 through Friday, August 9, 2019

Summer Bridge Program for First Time Freshman

Contact : 619-594-6298


For more information, see the FAQ section on Summer Bridge


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For more information, see the FAQ section on Summer Bridge