DDEP Summer Bridge FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, all students take the same courses allowing them to collaborate, learn from each other and become peer leaders. 

\Students do receive academic credit for each of the courses taken in the program. In short, students can potentially receive ten (10) credit hours toward their degree at their respective institution. Specifically, Introduction to Engineering (3 credit hours), Pre-Calculus (3 credit hours), and Chemistry with lab (4 credit hours). If the student does not perform at his/her best, they have the option of that course credit not appearing on his/her transcript. Nevertheless, this works to the student’s benefit because it allows the student to get a head start on classes he/she would typically take during his/her freshman year. It is vital to know that the program’s courses are the same as those required for all engineering majors. Students get a sense of college engineering classes and exams’ difficulty compared to their high school classes.

Students will have free time after the last class each day, after evening group study sessions, and on weekends.

You are invited to be a part of the AUCC DDEP Summer Bridge Program because you identified as a student ready to jump to the next level and start on your path of success. You’ve shown interest in a career in engineering at one of the AUCC institutions, who have produced hundreds of talented engineers, improving the lives of others around the world. Your path will begin by taking these courses, you did not take in high school:Pre-Calculus or Calculus. You have demonstrated the potential to be a successful college student in the DDEP program ready to experience innovation and lasting partnerships you’ll build with your fellow students and rockstar companies we’ve built partnerships with.

You’ve already shown you have what it takes by being serious about your high school academic performance. Join us for a summer full of preparation and opportunities. We would love to give you the opportunity to experience the AUC virtually, as you prepare to come to campus this year. 

No, if you successfully complete the Summer Bridge program bypassing each of your courses, you are eligible to return for the fall semester. However, in order to register for classes in the fall, you must complete Freshman Orientation at your respective institution.

The AUCC DDEP Summer Bridge Program is from Monday, June 13, 2022, to Friday, July 29, 2022

All classes will be virtual using Clark Atlanta University’s Canvas platform.

You have to make an overall grade of 70 or better in each of the classes to earn full credit for each class.

MTWR 8:00 – 9:45am Chemistry
MTWR 10:00 – 11:45am Precalculus
MTWR 12:00 – 1:45pm LUNCH
MTWR 2:00 – 3:45pm Intro to Engineering
MTWR 7:00 – 8:30pm Group study session
Friday 10:00 – 12:00pm “Being an Engineer” (visiting an engineer company)

Absolutely free. A fellowship will cover the cost of tuition and fees for 11 credit hours if  accepted into the program.

No. You will not be responsible for purchasing textbooks or materials for the courses. All needed materials will be mailed to you directly in June.

Students admitted to the AUCC DDEP Summer Bridge Program who do not attend the program should immediately contact Dr. Chris Ellis. The program is only available to first-time, full-time freshmen ADMITTED to one of the AUCC institutions, immediately after high school, so deferral to another year is not possible.

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