DDEP Summer Bridge FAQs


Do all students take the same classes?

Yes. All students take the same subjects. 

Will I receive college credit for the AUCC DDEP Summer Bridge Program?

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 effectively allows the student to get a head start on classes that 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. Thus, they get a sense of college engineering classes and exams’ difficulty compared to their high school classes.

How much free time will I have?

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

Why was I invited to be a part of the Summer Bridge Program?

You are invited to be a part of the AUCC DDEP Summer Bridge Program because you identified as interested in a career in engineering at one of the AUCC institutions. You, however, have not taken while in high school Pre-Calculus or Calculus. You have demonstrated the potential to be a successful college student in the DDEP based on your high school performance. We would love to give you the opportunity to realize that potential in the AUCC DDEP.

If I participate in the AUCC DDEP Summer Bridge Program, will I have to reapply for the fall semester?

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.

How long is the Summer Bridge Program?

The AUCC DDEP Summer Bridge Program is from Monday, June 28, 2021, to Friday, August 6, 2021.

Where will my classes be held?

All classes will be virtual using Morehouse College’s Blackboard.

What grade do you have to make to earn full credit for each class?

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

What would be my class schedule for the summer bridge program?
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)
How much will the bridge courses cost?

A fellowship will cover the cost of tuition and fees for 10 credit hours for the 2020-2021 academic year if you are accepted into the program.

Will I have to purchase books for my classes?

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.

What happens if I am admitted to the Summer Bridge Program and decide not to attend?

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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