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Summer Bridging Institutes Accepting Applications

The UTSA Institute for P-20 Initiatives is committed to helping prepare students, interested in transferring to UTSA, by creating paths of study that provide a seamless transition from the Alamo Colleges to UTSA. Through collaborative partnerships with the Alamo Colleges and UTSA academic colleges, we are able to provide summer bridging initiatives, predicated on intervention strategies designed to increase the academic success for transfer students.

This summer, we are excited about the opportunity to offer three summer bridge programs in collaboration with the UTSA College of Engineering, College of Public Policy, and College of Education and Human Development. Each summer bridge program is comprised of four weeks of in class instruction and will offer transfer students the opportunity to gain useful strategies for success including: focusing on research and writing, networking, student development strategies and major specific opportunities that will enhance the transfer process for all students. Upon successful completion, students will be awarded a $500 educational scholarship, which will be applied to their student account, once they enroll at UTSA.

Please note that program selection is based upon the completed student application, academic transcript, personal statement and any other requirements the program may require.

Below you will find more information regarding each respective Summer Bridge program and their requirements.

The TATE Summer Bridge Institute is a four (4) week program predicated on intervention strategies designed to increase the academic success students majoring in engineering with interest in transferring to UTSA. The program will offer students an opportunity to enhance their research and technical writing skills. Students will also gain useful experience in working within teams and also focus on problem solving techniques that will be helpful in completing their degree at UTSA. All students interested in participating are encouraged to apply.

Program Dates: June 3, 2019 – June 28, 2019 with final presentation on July 3, 2019

Program Location: Class will be held at the UTSA Main Campus (room TBD)

Program Schedule: Class will be held Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Program Eligibility: A student is eligible to participate in the TATE Scholars Program if the student meets all of the following requirements:

  • Declared engineering major
  • Must meet & fulfill all UTSA admission requirements
  • Must plan to attend/transfer to UTSA Fall 2019 or Spring 2020
  • 2.80 cumulative GPA at time of transfer & have successfully completed Physics I (2425)
  • Must have earned a minimum of 30 credit hours at an Alamo College.
  • Must be in good academic standing with previous academic institution
  • Submit a completed application

Program Requirements:

  • Mandatory attendance & completion of summer program (June 3- July 3)
  • Completion of all summer program assignments
  • Completion of group presentation & final paper submission
  • Interest in climate related research & technical writing
  • Attend UTSA Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 ($500 scholarship awarded after completion of summer program)

Program Application: Submit a completed application by following the following link

https://utsa.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0CKzxouFaB9477D

 

The TAFT Summer Bridge Institute (SBI) is open to transfer students from any Alamo College interested in completing their bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies at UTSA and are interested in completing a certification in ESL, BBL or Special Education.  The TAFT program is a four week, non-crediting bearing course, designed to enhance the success of future teachers transferring to UTSA’s College of Education and Human Development. The SBI will immerse future teachers into a learning environment that focus on research, writing and study skills, delivered by content experts in their fields of student, necessary for successful completion of their certification exam. All students interested in participating are encouraged to apply.

Program Dates: June 19, 2019 (Orientation at UTSA Downtown Campus) Class will begin June 24 –July 19, 2019. Final presentation on July 19, 2019 (Location TBD).

Program Location: Classes will be held at the UTSA Downtown Campus (room TBD)

Program Schedule: Classes will be held Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Program Eligibility: A student is eligible to participate in the TAFT Scholars Program if the student meets all of the following requirements:

  • Declared Interdisciplinary Studies Major
  • Must meet & fulfill all UTSA admission requirements
  • Must plan to attend/transfer to UTSA Fall 2019 or Spring 2020
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA at time of transfer
  • Must be in good academic standing with previous academic institution
  • Submit a completed application

Program Requirements:

  • Mandatory attendance & completion of summer program (June 19- July 19)
  • Completion of all summer program assignments
  • Completion of group presentation & final paper submission
  • Interest in pursuing Bilingual certification, Special Education certification or ESL certification.
  • Attend UTSA Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 ($500 scholarship awarded after completion of summer program)

Program Application: Submit a completed application by following the following link. Please note that the TAFT program will require a student interview as part of the selection process.

https://utsa.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6rOS7d9JYJHi7M9

 

The TAPP Summer Bridge Institute (SBI) is open to transfer students from San Antonio College interested in completing their bachelor’s degree in public administration or criminal justice at UTSA. The TAPP program is a four (4) week, non-credit bearing course, designed to enhance the success of SAC students transferring to UTSA’s College of Public Policy. The SBI will immerse students in a public policy learning lab, where they will study current policy issues. Student will gain an enhanced understanding of public policy creation, quantitative analysis, technical writing and public presentation skills. All students interested in participating are encouraged to apply.

Program Dates: June 3-28, 2019 (Location TBD).

Program Location: Class will be held at the UTSA Downtown Campus (room TBD)

Program Schedule: Class will be held Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Program Eligibility: A student is eligible to participate in the TAPP Scholars Program if the student meets all of the following requirements. **Please note this program is only open to student from San Antonio College:

  • Declared Public Policy or Criminal Justice major
  • Must meet & fulfill all UTSA admission requirements
  • Must plan to attend/transfer to UTSA Fall 2019 or Spring 2020
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA at time of transfer
  • Must be in good academic standing with previous academic institution
  • Submit a completed application

Program Requirements:

  • Mandatory attendance & completion of summer program (June 3- June 28)
  • Completion of all summer program assignments
  • Completion of group presentation & final paper submission
  • Interest in contextual public policy issues including those related to public administration or criminal justice.
  • Attend UTSA Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 ($500 scholarship awarded after completion of summer program)

Program Application: Submit a completed application by following the following link. Please note that the TAPP program will require a student interview as part of the selection process.

httpd://utsa.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6VDeIAaN08LwrZz

 

For any questions on any of the following programs, please contact:

Darrell C. Balderrama – 210-458-4284- darrell.balderrama@utsa.edu

Belinda Saldana Harmon – 210-458-2904 –belinda.harmon@utsa.edu

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