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Bridge Program FAQs

WHY WAS I SELECTED FOR THE BRIDGE PROGRAM?

You were selected for the Bridge Program because you did not meet the CCU admissions requirements based on your SAT/ACT test scores and/or academic performance while in high school, but you demonstrate potential for success with academic support services and skill-building classes. We hope you will use this opportunity to get one step closer to becoming a Chanticleer.


WHAT ARE THE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BRIDGE PROGRAM?

By the end of Fall semester, students must earn a minimum of 6 transferable credit hours and achieve a 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.


WHAT IF I DON’T EARN 21 TRANSFERABLE SEMESTER HOURS WITH A 2.25 GRADE POINT AVERAGE IN MY FIRST YEAR AT HGTC?

You will then have the option of continuing your enrollment at HGTC or another institution and applying to CCU when you have met the transfer admissions requirements. If you remain a student at HGTC or enroll at another institution, please note that you will no longer be eligible for CCU University Housing and campus privileges.


WHAT ARE "TRANSFERABLE CREDITS"?

Credit hours are assigned to every college course. Some credit hours do not apply to graduation requirements, and some do not transfer to other institutions. For example, credits that are developmental do not apply toward graduation and do not transfer. However, these courses are required to develop skills and must often be taken before other courses. Your SAT/ACT scores will determine which English or math courses you are required to take.


WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF THE BRIDGE PROGRAM?

The advantages of being in the Bridge Program include a quality academic start at a cost savings, and use of HGTC and CCU facilities, including the HTC Student Recreation Center, student support services and student health services. Attending athletic and cultural events, and joining a club are also part of taking that step toward being a Chanticleer.


HOW MUCH DOES THE BRIDGE PROGRAM COST?

Please go to the Bridge Program Fees page to see program cost.

 
DO BRIDGE STUDENTS ATTEND AN ORIENTATION? 

YES! You will attend two, all day, FREE orientation sessions. Day 1 will be on the HGTC campus and Day 2 will be on the CCU campus. You do not need to register for the Bridge Program orientation, you are automatically registered.

A detailed orientation schedule will be provided to you prior to move-in day.

 
HOW DO I KNOW WHICH COURSES TO TAKE?

Your first semester schedule will be pre-built for you by your HGTC Academic Advisor based on your SAT/ACT test scores. If you have taken courses and received college credit, please have the college that awarded the credit send official transcripts to CCU and HGTC. In addition, if you have taken AP courses, please have your scores sent from the College Board to CCU and HGTC. Your schedule will be created based on the information you provide through your transcripts, courses required as prerequisites to University transfer courses and University transfer courses that are part of Coastal Carolina University's core curriculum. Each student's schedule will vary based on that individual student’s record.

 
DO I GET TO TAKE ANY CCU COURSES WHILE IN THE BRIDGE PROGRAM?

YES! You will be enrolled in UNIV-110 First Year Experience during the fall semester, which is a CCU graduation requirement. In the Spring Semester, you will be enrolled in UNIV-154 Fundamentals of Integrative Learning. You will take these classes on the HGTC campus and it will be taught by a CCU professor. 


WHAT IS UNIV-110 FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE? 

UNIV-110 is a 3-credit hour course designed to enhance the satisfaction and success of first year students. The course focuses on developing critical and creative thinking, information literacy skills, improving written and oral communication skills, setting personal and academic goals, developing structured and consistent study habits, practicing effective time management, and becoming contributing members of the Coastal community. This course is a university graduation requirement and must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better.


DO BRIDGE STUDENTS HAVE TO ENROLL AND ATTEND UNIV-110?

YES! UNIV-110 First-Year Experience is offered to all Bridge students at no additional charge. This class will be held every Friday on the HGTC campus and taught by CCU professors. UNIV-110 is a graduation requirement of ALL CCU students and ALL CCU freshman are enrolled in this course and must earn a minimum grade of C or higher or they are required to retake the course, but will have to pay regular tuition if that is the case.

WHAT IS UNIV-154 FUNDAMENTALS OF INTEGRATIVE LEARNING? 

UNIV-110 is a 2-credit hour course designed to guide and support students in developing their academic interests, exploring key concepts and ideas across academic disciplines, and cultivating essential academic capacities and skills.

DO BRIDGE STUDENTS HAVE TO ENROLL AND ATTEND UNIV-154?

YES! UNIV-154 is offered to all Bridge students at no additional charge. This class will be held every Friday on the HGTC campus and taught by CCU professors.


ARE THE ACADEMIC CALENDARS OF EACH INSTITUTION DIFFERENT?

YES! You will follow the HGTC academic calendar. It is important that you adhere to this calendar as the attendance policy is very strict.


WHAT ABOUT SUMMER SCHOOL?

You may attend summer classes at HGTC or another technical/community college. For more information, consult your adviser. However, the Bridge Program does not extend to the summer.

 
HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMATON?

For more detailed information about Horry Georgetown Technical College, visit www.hgtc.edu. If you have additional questions about the Bridge Program or need more information, please contact Daphne Holland, Assistant Provost of Student Success Initiatives, at dhollan1@coastal.edu