ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program Frequently Asked Questions

                 

Schedule

When is the program?

The program begins one week before the Fall 2015 semester begins. Participants have the opportunity to move in to the residence halls on Saturday, August 15 or Sunday, August 16.

The first activity is the Welcome to the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program Event on Sunday, August 16 at 4:00 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 21. Students are enrolled in ENGR 1106: Math Fundamentals for Engineering Students, which is a one hour course with 75% of the grade completed during the week before the start of other classes. A schedule for the program is available for download:

2015 ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program Schedule

Fall semester classes begin on Monday, August 24. Peer mentoring and other support activities continue through the fall semester. ENGR 1106 requires students to earn 25% of their grade by attendance with peer mentors and other support activities

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

For students interested in participating in the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program as well as the Chemistry Bridge Review Course, you may now sign up for a special Chemistry Bridge Review Course specifically designed for engineering students. The engineering specific course is ENGR 1108, the course is offered entirely online, and it has been designed to be completed in one week, August 10-16, 2015.

Frequently Asked Questions about ENGR 1108 General Chemistry Bridge Course for Engineers.

More information on ENGR 1108 General Chemistry Bridge Course for Engineers.

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 will happen during the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program?

A schedule for the program is available for download:

2015 ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program Schedule

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. To be eligible for the scholarship, you must complete the Bridge Program and have greater than a 2.999 GPA. Scholarships will be awarded in the spring semester.

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.

Applying for the Program

How do students apply for the program?

Complete the application on the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program Application page.

How do students guarantee a spot in the program?

Complete the Application. If you are accepted into the program, a Reservation Form will be emailed to you. Return the signed Reservation Form and mail (or drop off) a check made out to Texas Tech University for $175. If the Reservation Form and non-refundable deposit of $175 are received by July 31, 2015 at 5 p.m., a spot will reserved in the program.

Requirements

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

  • Attending and completing class work from Sunday, August 16 to Friday, August 21 for the week-long concentrated math review course (ENGR 1106). See the 2015 ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program Schedule.
  • Retaking the Math Placement Exam.
  • Attending the Welcome to the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program event on Sunday, August 16.
  • Attending the mandatory Monday and Wednesday help sessions or verifiable tutoring through the ConocoPhillips Center for Engineering Enrichment and Diversity.
  • Attending mandatory weekly office hours with peer mentors through the fall semester.
  • Attending the mandatory 50-minute 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.

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