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Summer Bridge Program

The 2019 Summer Bridge Program is being held July 28 through August 14, 2019. 

Applications are due February 1st. Attendees for the 2019 Summer Bridge Program have already been selected.

What is Summer Bridge? 

Summer Bridge is an 18-day residential, on campus, preparatory program for incoming freshmen students who have been accepted to Oklahoma State University and who plan to study a major in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT). This program is designed to guide students as they transition from high school to the academic rigors of CEAT coursework through academic review, mock exams, orientation seminars and engineering design projects. In addition, the students will build relationships with peers, faculty and staff, and start the process of building strong study habits with the assistance of CEAT upperclassmen as mentors. Students will live on campus and experience this transition from high school to college.

When is Summer Bridge? 

3 weeks prior to start of fall semester. 

Benefits of the Summer Bridge Program

  • Introduction to OSU and extended campus orientation
  • Introduction to each of the college's academic departments
  • Pre-calculus review - Physics Review
  • English composition/technical writing review
  • Engineering design and fabrication projects
  • Industry tours and presentations with Summer Bridge Program sponsors
  • Housing costs included in program fee through Welcome Week move-in day
  • Potential to earn additional scholarships through Summer Bridge performance
  • Math placement test re-take opportunity 
  • Mandatory residency in CEAT Living and Learning Community for academic year 2019-2020.

What does it cost?

The program fee per student is expected to be $1,500 and it includes on-campus housing, meal plan, academic courses and curriculum, seminars, tours, transportation, recreational activities, entertainment and engineering project supplies. Payments will not be accepted until participants receive notice of their acceptance in the program. Partial and full fee waivers are available from our generous industry sponsors. Waivers will be awarded at the time of notification of acceptance into the program.

What are you looking for in a Summer Bridge participant?

CEAT Summer Bridge participants are CEAT and Pre-CEAT incoming Freshmen students who should be highly motivated to maximize their potential and achieve at the highest level. Students from underrepresented groups, as well as first-generation college students are encouraged to apply; however, all applicants will be considered regardless of background.

Summer Bridge Facilitators

Summer Bridge Academic Director

Carissa Ramming, PE, Associate Professor
Architectural Engineering 

Summer Bridge Coordinator

Jordan Blackburn, M.S., Coordinator
Student Retention Services


Contact Jordan Blackburn at 405-744-5276 or