The Bridge Program is a comprehensive, rigorous, residential program that provides an opportunity for participants to improve their academic skills and meet the admission requirements of Coastal Carolina University. Students must first officially submit an admissions application to Coastal Carolina University. An invitation to participate in this program is based on their SAT/ACT and high school GPA. The Bridge Program is jointly administered by Coastal Carolina University and Horry Georgetown Technical College, the program provides support for the transition from high school to college and places primary emphasis on engaged learning in an active community of teacher-scholars and students.
Daphne Holland, Ph.D.
Assistant Provost of Student Success Initiatives
Coastal Carolina University
Kearns Hall, Suite 105
Bridge Program Coordinator
Horry Georgetown Technical College
Building 1100 104 B
The HGTC/CCU Bridge Program is a year-long program that prepares students for the rigorous curriculum at CCU. During the history of the program, we have discovered that most Bridge Program participants need some type of developmental coursework to help improve their writing and/or math skills. This coursework will not transfer; however, to better assist Bridge Program participants, both HGTC and CCU provides additional academic support in the form of weekly English and math review sessions, skill development workshops and academic coaching that we highly encourage students to attend.
Participants will have the fall and spring semesters to earn 21 university transfer credit hours with a minimum 2.25 GPA. In addition, Bridge Program participants must earn a minimum of six approved university transfer credit hours with a minimum 2.0 GPA at the end of the fall semester or they may be ineligible to remain in the Bridge Program and continue to the spring semester. Those students that meet the minimum requirements after completing the fall and spring semester will transfer to CCU the following fall.
If a participant is unable to meet the requirements as outlined above, they will be encouraged to continue at HGTC (without housing privileges) or at their local technical/community college and apply for admission to CCU at a later date.