Incoming URM students will be encouraged strongly to attend the Summer Bridge program. The program is totally free and is designed to help students prepare for their first fall semester. Students earn a course waiver for English W130 and are pre-registered into a 3-credit W131 for fall semester so that they get the best possible fall schedule.
The program offers Math workshops that are self-paced using the ALEKS tutorials with math faculty and tutor support, with math enrichment activities embedded intermittently throughout the program as well. Students retake the Math placement exam at the end of the program.
In addition to study strategies and an entrepreneurial mindset curriculum, students take part in a variety of enrichment activities, including an Anatomy & Physiology lab, a Murder Mystery Dinner experience, and a visit to the IUSB Observatory