Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge Program

Graduating high school seniors, Summer Bridge helps you jump start your college career and get a head start on your college classes the summer after you graduate high school.

With Summer Bridge, you enroll in two college classes at Central Piedmont for six weeks in the summer. This helps you successfully transition from high school to college in a closed, structured, and supervised environment.

Come to a Summer Bridge information session

Next Summer Bridge Dates

  • Dates

    June 13–July 21, 2022

    Classes held Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–1:05 p.m.

  • Locations

    Cato, Central, Harper, Levine, and Merancas campuses

Highlights and Benefits

Full scholarships are available if you are selected for the program. Financial advising is also available.

  • Earn up to four hours of college credit.

  • Learn what will be expected of you in college.

  • Participate in activities designed to build your academic skills and create a sense of community.

  • Get a head start on college courses or a program at Central Piedmont or so you can transfer to a four-year school in NC.

  • Achieve higher grade point averages.

  • Increase your self-confidence.

  • Meet friends and engage in social activities.


If you will be attending Central Piedmont in the fall, you will get first priority for the Summer Bridge program.

Apply for Summer Bridge

The deadline to apply for 2022 is Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

  • Complete the Steps to Apply to Central Piedmont

    First, complete the following three steps from the steps to apply to Central Piedmont:

    - NC residency determination

    - Central Piedmont admissions application

    - Submit high school transcripts

  • Submit the Summer Bridge Application


The classes you will take will be determined by your high school transcript and GPA. You are only allowed two unexcused absences during the program. If you have more than three absences, you will be dismissed from the program. You must have an unweighted 3.0 GPA to attend English or sociology classes at Levine Campus or to attend online classes. You will be able to take English, math, and various elective classes at all campuses (except Harris). If accepted, you will be required to attend one Summer Bridge information session.