Summer Bridge Math Program
FREE Summer Program for Incoming Freshmen
- Sharpen your math and college readiness skills
- Get prepared for fall
- Flexible in-person or live virtual class options
- Become eligible for college level math in the fall
- Meet the faculty and staff at NCC
- Get a FREE math textbook for fall!
- Explore programs that NCC has to offer
- Get to know what resources are available
- Receive a $250 credit to your NCC Student account for complete the Summer Bridge Program and attending NCC for the upcoming Fall Semester!*
Mission of the Program
The Summer Bridge Program at Norwalk Community College is a FREE Mathematics intensive experience for students with placement in remedial mathematics. The program provides students with mathematics instruction from NCC faculty and extensive tutoring. Students are reassessed within the program for placement into mathematics courses for fall. Successful students may become eligible for College Level Mathematics coursework in the fall. The Summer Bridge Program creates a community atmosphere and introduces the students to the NCC campus, staff and faculty.
The Summer Bridge Program is FREE! All books, supplies and tutoring needed for the program are provided FREE of charge.
Eligibility for the Program
To be eligible to participate in the Summer Bridge Program a student:
- Must be a first-time student to NCC for the upcoming Fall semester.
- Must have current math placement in MAT 094/094E. Email SummerBridge@Norwalk.edu with your name and NCC Banner ID number to confirm math placement if you are unsure.
- Must be prepared to devote the entire three weeks, full-time, to the program (Mid-August).
- Must have graduated high school or have completed a GED program by the start of the program.
- Must be attending NCC in the upcoming Fall semester.
Program Director Summer Bridge Mathematics Program
Department Chair and Professor, Mathematics Department
2022 Program Schedule
The Summer Bridge Program meets daily:
Monday, August 1st through Thursday, August 18th.
Students are required to participate in either the morning in person class 9-11:30 AM daily or the evening live virtual class 7-9:30 PM daily.
Day and evening tutoring will be available.
Fall Semester and Beyond
Students completing the Summer Bridge Program will meet with an Academic Advisor during the program to enroll in special reserved seats in mathematics courses for fall. Seats are reserved in day and evening classes to accommodate most students. Please email SummerBridge@Norwalk.edu if you have questions about your fall class schedule.
Summer Bridge students are encouraged to join one of our partner programs upon completion of the Summer Bridge Program.
NCC TRIO Program
The Student Support Services Program is a federally funded TRIO program designed to promote the success and retention of non-traditional students who begin their studies at NCC in developmental courses. Once students are admitted, they remain participants in the program until they graduate and/or transfer to a four-year college or university. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, TRIO programs are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Explore + Connect
During the Summer Bridge Program there will be short presentations from numerous offices and programs at NCC. Past presenters include:
- NCC Financial Aid Office
- NCC Tutoring Center
- Food Pantry@NCC
- NCC REAL Program
- NCC TRIO Program
- NCC Start2Finish Program
- NCC Child Development Lab School
- NCC Library
- Extended Studies (non-credit division)
- NCC Counseling Center
- Office for Student AccessAbility Services
- NCC Foundation Scholarships
- NCC Career Center
- NCC Student Activities Office
- NCC Veterinary Technology Program
- NCC Exercise Science Program
- NCC Engineering Program
- NCC Nursing Program
- NCC Physical Therapy Assistant Program
- NCC Respiratory Care Program
Expectations for Students
The Summer Bridge Program is an intensive program that requires student commitment. Students are expected to:
- Be on time, in appropriate attire, and with the necessary materials.
- Maintain excellent attendance. Missing any days of the program will result in removal from the program.
- BE PRESENT. Turn off and put away all electronic devices. Students found using electronic devices in person or in the virtual classrooms will be asked to leave and marked absent for the class.
- Complete the in class and homework assignments through their own hard work. Students found cheating on assignments will be removed from the program and reported to the NCC Dean of Students.
- Complete all assignments by the due date. Late assignments will be cause for removal from the program.
- Ask for help from classmates, tutors and teachers when needed.
- Ask questions and focus on learning during classes.
- Show PRIDE by working hard and trying their best.
- Put in extra time when it is asked if needed to complete missing work or for additional help.
- Show COMMUNITY by treating teachers, students and tutors with respect.
- Accept the consequences and tell the truth if they chose to disrespect the Summer Bridge Program community.
- Adhere to the behavior expectations outlined in the NCC student handbook.
- Demonstrate a GROWTH MINDSET by asking questions, learning from mistakes and working to gain skills.
- Be a positive representative of the Summer Bridge Program and Norwalk Community College.
- Show desire to do whatever it take to complete the Summer Bridge Program and achieve their goals.
- Commit to Success!