ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program Frequently Asked Questions

                 

Schedule

When is the program?

The program begins one week before the Fall 2014 semester begins. Participants have the opportunity to move in early to the residence halls on Saturday, August 16 or Sunday, August 17.

The first activity is the Welcome to the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program Reception on Sunday, August 17 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Parents and siblings are invited to attend. The focus of the program, a week-long concentrated math review course, begins that evening and continues through Friday, August 22.

Fall semester classes begin on Monday, August 25. Peer mentoring and other support activities continue through the fall semester.

Can students participate in the Chemistry Bridge Course and the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program?

No, the programs will be occurring at the same time and students will have to choose one program.

Can students rush a fraternity/sorority and participate in the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program?

No, rushing activities will conflict with the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program.

Can students participate in marching band and participate in the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program?

No, marching band rehearsals will conflict with the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program.

Do students have to participate in all sessions during the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program?

Yes, students must participate in all classes and activities.

What Red Raider Orientation should I go to if I attend the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program?

As a new Texas Tech student, you are expected to attend a Red Raider Orientation session before the start of the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program. We recommend that you attend an orientation session early in the summer.

Eligibility

Who is eligible for the program?

  • Students that score a 4, 5, 6, and 7 on the Texas Tech Math Placement Exam (MPE) are eligible.
  • Students that have AP or dual credit for Calculus I, have passed Calculus I, or are enrolled in Calculus II are not eligible.
  • Students that are currently in upper division engineering degree programs are not eligible.
  • Students that score a 1, 2, or 3 on the MPE are not eligible.
  • Students that have taken Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, or Calculus I at the high school or college-level.
  • Do I have to take the Math Placement Exam?

    All ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program students must take the Texas Tech Math Placement Exam, regardless of previous math courses or credits. You must take the placement exam before you attend your orientation session.

Costs

What costs are associated with the program?

The total program cost is approximately $500, including a non-refundable deposit of $175. The difference will be added to the student's fall semester tuition bill at the beginning of the program. Limited scholarships are available for students with financial need. The scholarship will be applied upon acceptance into the program, but if students fail to enroll and complete the program, the scholarship will be revoked.

Is there a deposit for participation?

A non-refundable deposit of $175 (part of the approximate total program cost of $500) is due to reserve a spot in the program. When a student completes the application, is accepted to the program, returns the signed Reservation Form, and mails in (or drops off) a check made out to Texas Tech University for $175, a spot will reserved in the program.

What if a student decides to not participate in the program after signing the Reservation Form and submitting the deposit?

If a student chooses not to participate in the program, the $175 deposit (part of the approximate total program cost of $500) cannot be refunded.

Requirements

You must be able to attend all of the activities of the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program.These activities include:

  • Retaking the Math Placement Exam.
  • Attending the Welcome to the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program reception on Sunday, August 17.
  • Attending the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday help sessions or verifiable tutoring through the ConocoPhillips Center for Engineering Enrichment and Diversity.
  • Attending office hours with peer mentors through the fall semester.
  • Attending three ENGR 1106 discussion sessions in the fall semester.
  • If a you fail to comply with the program requirements, you will be required to drop ENGR 1106.

If you have other questions, email bridge.coe@ttu.edu.