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Summer Bridge Program Helps Students Qualify for College-Level Courses

This July and August, Montgomery College will offer a nationally-recognized, three-week Summer Bridge Program for students who need extra academic work to place into college credit courses.

This accelerated program that offers English 0307 (writing); English 0305 (reading), or Math 0310 is open to two groups of students. One group is 2007 graduating seniors who passed the high school exit TAKS test but did not score high enough to place into college courses. The other group is those who have finished high school or a high school equivalency program but who have never been to college.

Prospective students need to take a college placement test--either ASSET, COMPASS, or THEA--to determine course placement. These tests are available at the testing center in building C, room 208 on the Montgomery College campus. The Compass or Asset test costs $29. If scores on these tests place students into one of the three courses, they are eligible to register for the Summer Bridge Program. Students can call the testing center for more information at (936) 273-7377.

For the Summer Bridge Program, students take only one of these courses during the 3-week session. Integrated into the courses is useful information about career success, time management, and study skills. Additionally, a mentor is assigned to each student, and this mentor works with the student through the subsequent fall semester.

The program costs $144, and each of the first 40 students who register for the class and successfully complete it gets a $100 scholarship to apply toward fall tuition at Montgomery College.

Classes are scheduled for July 23-August 10 and will give students the chance to meet other motivated students who will be entering college in the fall. The classes meet from 8 a.m.-noon, Monday-Thursday, for three weeks, and also meet on one Friday--August 3.

Registration for summer courses is in progress. For more information, please call counselors Barbara Eckenfels at (936) 273-7246 or Monique Olivas at (936) 273-7459. High school students may also contact their counselors for more information about these courses. However, registration can only be done by a counselor or advisor on the Montgomery College campus.

Montgomery College is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000 or visit montgomery.lonestar.edu.
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