ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program

                 

Frequently Asked Questions

Schedule

When is the program?

The Bridge Week begins one week before the Fall 2017 semester begins. Participants have the opportunity to move in to the residence halls on Saturday, August 19 or Sunday, August 20.

The first activity is the Welcome to the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program Event on Sunday, August 20 at 4:00 p.m. Parents and siblings are invited to attend. The focus of the Bridge Week program, a week-long concentrated math review course, begins that evening and continues through Friday, August 25. Students are enrolled in ENGR 1106: Math Fundamentals for Engineering Students, which is a one hour course. A schedule for the program is available for download:

2017 ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program Schedule

Fall semester classes begin on Monday, August 28. If you choose second and third options of the program then peer mentoring and other support activities continue through the Fall 2017 semester. 

Option 1: Bridge Week (No deposit, costs the same as the tuition and fees for one hour credit course (ENGR 1106))

  • Attend a week-long math review from August 20th-25th
  • Take the MPE August 24th
  • The following course will be added to your fall schedule in addition to your regular courses: ENGR 1106 "Math Fundamentals for Engineering Students" and you will receive a grade for this class

Option 2: Mentor Program ($175 deposit, it is non-refundable after August 11th)

  • During the Fall semester 2017
  • meet with your mentor once a week
  • Attend tutoring twice a week

Option 3: Bridge Week and Mentor Program ($75 deposit and cost is one hour tuition applied to tuition bill)

  • Requirements the same as Bridge week and Mentor Program

Option 4: Bridge Week Recording (No deposit)

  • Watch a live recording of Bridge Week lectures for free in the available room that will be provided for you during the Bridge Week.

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 ENGR 1108 General Chemistry Bridge Course for Engineers 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 14-20, 2017 (subjected to change).

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 Week Program?

A schedule for the program is available for download:

2017 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?

ELIGIBLE

    • Students that score a 4, 5, 6, or 7 on the Texas Tech Math Placement Exam (MPE) are eligible.
    • Students that have taken Trigonometry, college algebra or Pre-Calculus, at the high school or college level.

NOT ELIGIBLE

    • Students that have AP or dual credit for Calculus I, have passed Calculus I, or are enrolled in Calculus II are not eligible.Except on cse by case basis
    • 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.

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?

Option 1: Bridge Week (No deposit, cost the same as the tuition and fees for one hour credit course (ENGR 1106)) that will be added to your fall semester tuition bill at a later date.)
Option 2: Mentor Program ($175 deposit, it is non-refundable after August 11th)
Option 3: Bridge Week and Mentor Program ($75 deposit and cost is one hour tuition applied to tuition bill)
Option 4: Bridge Week Recording (No deposit)

Is there a deposit for participation?

Deposits are based on the option you choose (see above). 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, a spot will be 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 deposit cannot be refunded after August 11, 2017 at 5 p.m.

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 the deposit amount based on your option. If the Reservation Form and deposit of are received by August 11, 2017 at 5 p.m., a spot will be 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:

For Bridge Week:

  • Attend a week-long math review from August 20-25, 2017
  • Take the MPE August 24, 2017
  • The following course will be added to your fall schedule in addition to your regular courses: ENGR 1106 "Math Fundamentals for Engineering Students" and you will receive a grade for this class

For Mentor Program:

  • During the Fall semester 2017
  • Meet with your mentor once a week
  • Attend tutoring twice a week

For Bridge Week and Mentor Program:

  • Requirements the same as Bridge Week and Mentor Program

For Bridge Week Recording:

  • Watch a live recording of Bridge Week lectures during the Bridge Week in the provided rooms

 

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

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