Any student who has a minimum recalculated GPA of a 2.00 or higher can be considered for admission. If your GPA and SAT/ACT combination doesn’t fit within the sliding scale, you’ll automatically be considered for this program.

You must submit the regular application for admission, no additional application is required

The Program

The Fitchburg State University Summer Bridge Programs provides educational and developmental opportunities for prospective Fitchburg State freshmen who did not meet the university’s minimum standards for admissions, but who have demonstrated the potential to succeed in college. The program provides supportive services and academic preparation for a select group of students who are conditionally accepted to the university.


Students participate in a drive-in program that meets four days a week for five weeks in July and August. Students who complete the Summer Bridge Program with a minimum 2.0 grade point average and the recommendation of the Summer Bridge coordinator will be fully admitted to the university in the fall term.


Admission to the university is contingent upon the successful completion of the Summer Bridge Program. For more information about the application process please contact the admissions office 


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