ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program

                 

Introduction

Studies show that you are more likely to get better grades, stay in engineering, and get better, higher paying jobs if you have enhanced study skills before starting college, as well as if you understand how your engineering degree can be used. To help you along the road of success, the Whitacre College of Engineering offers the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program at Texas Tech.

What is the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program?

ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program

The ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program provides study skills training, academic preparation training, tutoring, mentoring, and other academic support services. After completing the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program, we believe that you will have an academic foundation and the confidence to succeed in engineering.

The focus of the program is a concentrated math review course that begins one week before the fall 2017 semester begins. Mentoring and academic support opportunities will continue through the fall semester with the support of peer mentors.

Participants have the opportunity to move in early 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 p.m

The program consists of a basic math concepts review, combined with hands-on learning experiences, in order to show how math is fun and a critical component of all aspects of engineering. Other benefits of the program include social and academic networking with students, faculty, and staff.

2017 ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program Schedule

In the past, more than 80% of participating students were eligible for Calculus I at the completion of the week-long course.

For students also interested in participating in Texas Tech's Chemistry Bridge Course, special arrangements have been made. See the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

Who Should Apply?

Pre-Engineering Students

For students in Pre-Engineering, completion of 12 hours (included in the Foundational Curriculum), with a TTU cummulative GPA of 3.0, will help you qualify to be a Foundational Curriculum1 student. As an added benefit, completion of the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program will allow you to qualify2 as a Foundational Curriculum student in one semester. More than 50% of students who participated in a similar program in the past completed Calculus I after their first semester at Texas Tech. ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program students should have taken Trigonometry, College algebra or  Pre-Calculus at the high school or college level. 

Foundational Curriculum Students

For Foundational Curriculum students who have not yet completed Calculus I, the math review course and academic support services provided by the program can help to build a foundation of success in Calculus I and other engineering courses. More than 50% of students who participated in a similar program in the past completed Calculus I after their first semester at Texas Tech. ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program students should have taken Trigonometry, College algebra or Pre-Calculus at the high school or college level. 

The program has four options that listed below

  • 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

Questions

Take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about the program.

Requirements

Requirements for Bridge Week

  • 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

Requirements for Mentor Program

  • Meet weekly with ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program mentors through the fall semester
  • Attend weekly study sessions through the fall semester
  • Attend tutoring twice a week

Application

To know if this program is right for you, take the Texas Tech Math Placement Exam now. If you score a 4, 5, 6, or 7, the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program may be right for you. Complete the application on the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program Application page.

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1The Foundational Curriculum at Texas Tech consists  of courses common to all degree programs. The Foundational Curriculum requirements must be completed before entry to a degree program, while maintaining a minimum GPA. (3.0 for Mechanical Engineering majors, 3.4 for Petroleum Engineering majors and 2.5 for all other Whitacre College of Engineering majors.) Timely and successful completion of Foundational Curriculum courses ensure that students will graduate on time.

All new admissions to the Whitacre College of Engineering initially work to complete a Foundational Curriculum consisting of English I, English II, Calculus I, and Calculus II, plus two science courses and a first engineering course that varies among the engineering degree programs. The Foundational Curriculum is supplemented with courses from the university core curriculum and first general engineering courses (statics, thermodynamics, circuits, and materials science), to provide the opportunity for full course loads and scheduling flexibility.

2 To qualify as a Foundational Curriculum student through the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program, you must satisfy each of the following requirements:

  • Earn a 3.0 TTU cumulative grade point average after fall semester
  • Earn a grade of "B" or better in ENGR 1106
  • Score a "7" on the Texas Tech Math Placement Exam
  • Qualify for Calculus I and another Foundational Curriculum course for the fall semester
  • Attend the LYFE event on Saturday, August 26, 11 am - 4pm.

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