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ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program


What is the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Program?

bridgeThe 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 2019 semester begins. Mentoring and academic support opportunities will continue through the fall semester with the support of peer mentors.

Participants are selected on the criterion of income, first-generation, under-representation in engineering and test scores such as ACT, SAT, High School grades. They will have the opportunity to move in early to the residence halls on Saturday, August 17 or Sunday, August 18. The first activity is the Welcome to the ConocoPhillips Academic Success Bridge Free Math Review on Monday, August 19 at 8 a.m.
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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.


The 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 ensures 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 the 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 Friday, August 23.

If you have questions, email john.rivera@ttu.edu.