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About the Bridge Program

  • Daphne Holland, Ph.D.
    Assistant Provost, Student Success Initiatives
    Coastal Carolina University
    Kearns Hall 105
    843-349-6901
    bridgeprogram@coastal.edu
  • Timothy Frederik
    Program Assistant, Registrar
    Building 1100 133 D
    Horry Georgetown Technical College
    843-349-7842
    timothy.frederick@hgtc.edu

 

The Bridge Program is a year-long program that prepares students for the rigorous curriculum at CCU. The program offers a unique experience due to the proximity of the Horry Georgetown Technical College and Coastal Carolina University.  Bridge Program participants reside on CCU's main campus while attending courses at HGTC Conway campus. Bridge students are also enrolled in the CCU UNIV-110 First-Year Experience course. This class is included in the program without additional charge and is a CCU graduation requirement in which students must earn a minimum grade of C.

Expectations of Bridge Program Participants

  • By the end of the fall semester, students must earn a minimum of 6 transferable credit hours and achieve 2.0 GPA in order to remain in the Bridge Program. Students not meeting these requirements may be ineligible to remain in the Bridge Program and campus housing after the fall semester.
  • By the end of spring semester, students must earn a minimum of 21 transferable credit hours and achieve a 2.25 GPA from HGTC in order to successfully transfer over to CCU for Fall. Students earning a minimum of 21 transferable credit hours and achieve at least a 3.0 GPA from HGTC, may be eligible for a scholarship once enrolled full-time at Coastal Carolina University.

Benefits of Bridge Program

  • Receive a CCU Spirit Box
  • Opportunity to complete UNIV-110 First-Year Experience course at CCU without additional cost. This allows students to complete a CCU course as well as connect weekly with CCU faculty. UNIV-110 is a CCU graduation requirement and students must earn a grade of C or higher.
  • Opportunity to complete UNIV-154 Fundamentals of Integrative Learning course at CCU without additional cost. This allows students to complete another CCU course as well as connect weekly with CCU faculty.
  • Assigned an HGTC professional Academic Advisor for first-year advising and enrollment.
  • CCU Academic Coach available for personalized academic coaching support.
  • Assigned a CCU Peer Leader for personalized peer-to-peer support and guidance.
  • Required participation in leadership project designed specifically for Bridge students to include a combination of campus and civic engagement during fall/spring semesters.
  • Targeted connections with fellow students, faculty and staff.
  • Opportunity to participate in both CCU and HGTC clubs and organizations, programs and campus events.
  • Both HGTC and CCU provides academic support in the form of tutoring, academic coaching, and skill development workshops.