Success is one of the goals for students using the Tennessee Promise scholarship. The scholarship has allowed thousands of students who may not have otherwise had the opportunity to attend college, due to the lack of financial resources, to go. With the guarantee of funds once all of the scholarship requirements are fulfilled, the Summer Bridge Program is offered to ensure students using the scholarship are successful as they begin their college journey.
The Summer Bridge Program is a free, three-week program created to assist incoming students in being college-ready once they begin school in the fall. The program was designed for all students, but is specifically geared towards those who are entering college with ACT scores below 19 in math and reading and 18 in English. Students are accepted into the program on a first come, first serve basis, so applying early is advised.
The program is offered on campuses throughout Tennessee, making the program conveniently accessible to students across the state. Each day during the program, students will receive instruction in math, reading and writing and attend a lunch and learn session with a focus on college success. If desired, students will have an opportunity on the last day of the program to test out of remedial courses at the college they plan to attend.
The Summer Bridge Program will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on 15 campuses. Lunch will be provided during the lunch and learn sessions. The Summer Bridge Program application closes one month prior to the start of the program date.
Chattanooga State Community College, Amnicola Hwy Main Campus
4501 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, 37406 – (423) 697-3100
Columbia State Community College, Columbia Main Campus
1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia, 38401 – (931) 540-2722
Nashville State Community College, Main Campus off of White Bridge
120 White Bridge Road, Nashville, 37209 – (615) 353-3333
Southwest Community College, Macon Campus
5983 Macon Cove, Memphis, 38134 – (901) 333-5000
TCAT Knoxville (Nursing Only)
1100 Liberty Street, Knoxville, 37919 – (865) 546-5567
Volunteer State, Cookeville Campus
1000 Neal Street, Cookeville, 38501
Walters State Community College, Sevier County Campus
1720 Old Newport Hwy, Sevierville, 37876 – (865) 774-5800
Cleveland State Community College, Cleveland, Main Campus
3535 Adkisson Drive NW, Cleveland, 37312 – (423) 472-7141
Dyersburg State Community College, Dyer Main Campus
1510 Lake Road, Dyersburg, 38024 – (731) 286-3200
Jackson State Community College, Jackson Main Campus
2046 North Parkway, Jackson, 38301 – (731) 424-3520
Motlow State Community College, Tullahoma Main Campus
6015 Ledford Mill Road, Tullahoma, 37388 – (931) 393-1500
Northeast State Community College, Blountville Campus
2425 Hwy 75, Blountville, 37617 – (423) 323-3191
Pellissippi State Community College, Hardin Valley Campus
10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, 37933 (865) 694 6400
Roane State Community College, Oak Ridge Campus
276 Patton Lane, Harriman, 37748 – (865) 354-3000
Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin Campus
480 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, 37066 – (615) 452 – 8600
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