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UMSL Bridge Program

What is the UMSL Bridge Program?

The University of Missouri – St. Louis’s Office of Precollegiate Student Services (PSS) sponsors the UMSL Bridge Program. This program has a solid history of empowering thousands of high school students in the St. Louis metro area with college preparation resources.

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What’s new with the UMSL Bridge Program? 

High School Juniors and Seniors who have participated in the UMSL Bridge Program are eligible for a Dual Enrollment program in partnership with UMSL’s Office of PSS and the College of Arts and Science.

Students can earn three-credit hours in the Spring of 2023 with this fully online course called English 1120- Introduction to Literature. 

Further, students will benefit financially as the Office of PSS will waive the cost of course tuition; however, students will need to pay for books and course materials. 

UMSL Bridge Program
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How do I enroll in the PSS Dual Enrollment Program?

Before enrolling in the PSS Dual Enrollment Program, students should submit their transcript to to confirm the following requirements:

  1. Previous/current Bridge Program participant
  2. Completed English 1100
  3. A high school junior or senior in a St. Louis metropolitan area high school
  4. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above (based on a 4.0 scale) 
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What connection does the CBV have to the UMSL Bridge Program?

My son, Lorne II, attended the UMSL Summer Bridge Program in high school.

He also was a 2019 recipient of the fully funded UMSL Opportunity Scholarship, which he learned about while attending the UMSL Bridge Program.

Lorne is currently a 4th year Mechanical Engineering major planning to graduate in 2024. He also received a Level 7 full tuition scholarship from the Air Force ROTC and plans to commission as an officer after graduation.

The St. Christopher Family celebrating Lorne II’s Full Ride UMSL Opportunity Scholarship

My daughter, Laila, also participated in the Saturday Academy in her first and second high school years. She is currently a high school senior who has been accepted into the UMSL, among other colleges and plans to apply for the Opportunity Scholarship.

Learn more about Laila in our ALA Missouri Girls State blog post.

Want to know more about Bridge Programs? 

The CBV 7-Day “Money 4 College” Challenge covers Bridge Programs in detail on Day 3.

This challenge sets the foundation for preparing college-bound scholars and their parents with various ways to attend debt free and with minimal stress.

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