Offered at all 13 Tennessee community colleges, the Summer Bridge Program is a FREE three-week, in-person program designed to help incoming college freshman start at a more college-ready level, both academically and socially. For three weeks, students attend a community college of their choice and receive instruction in math, reading and English. The program is intended to help students potentially test out of learning support classes and enroll in college level classes in the fall.
The Online Bridge Program by tnAchieves is a FREE 3.5 week online program for students to improve reading, English and math skills in an effort to test in to college level classes. Online Bridge is an excellent option for students who are not able to attend in-person Summer Bridge Programs due to time constraints or transportation challenges.
Offered at Nashville State Community College and Southwest TN State Community College, tnAchieves Summer Institute is a FREE program where students take all remedial college classes along with 3 college-level classes, and complete the program with at least 7 college credits! tnAchieves Summer Institute is an excellent way for students to experience college and get ahead in classes prior to the fall 2021 semester. If you are a student planning to go to Nashville State Community College or Southwest Tennessee Community College, have ACT scores below college level in all three subjects and are able to commit to a program, we highly encourage you to enroll in Summer Institute instead of the Summer Bridge Program!