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Bridge to Bulldogs is an innovated new alternative entry program to Louisiana Tech University. This academic collaboration between Louisiana Tech and BPCC is an invitation-only, summer program that allows students the chance to make a seamless transition into college life at Louisiana Tech. Bridge to Bulldogs students will have the opportunity to experience life at Louisiana Tech while taking BPCC offered courses on Louisiana Tech’s campus. At the end of the summer program, Bridge to Bulldogs students who meet the requirements will be guaranteed automatic entry into Louisiana Tech.

While completing the summer coursework, students will experience student life Louisiana Tech through living in the apartments at Louisiana Tech, receiving academic and social support from the various offices on both campuses, and partaking in the diverse range of student experiences at Louisiana Tech and BPCC. Bridge to Bulldogs includes dedicated academic advising, student support services and a student life component—all of which are designed to help students succeed in meeting Bridge requirements and transferring to Louisiana Tech. While taking courses through BPCC, Bridge to Bulldogs students will take a class schedule designed specifically to ensure a smooth transition into Louisiana Tech for the upcoming fall term. Bridge to Bulldogs staff at both BPCC and Louisiana Tech are committed to providing students with the educational tools and services they need to succeed.

Bridge to Bulldogs is an invitation-only program for eligible first-time freshmen. Students who apply to Louisiana Tech as first-time freshmen for the fall quarter, immediately following graduation, and do not meet University admissions standards may be invited to join Bridge to Bulldogs. Invitations will be sent to eligible students beginning in mid spring. Invited students must confirm their acceptance to the program by May 15. This program has a limited capacity and students will enter on a first-come, first served basis.

Bridge students enroll through Bossier Parish Community College for the summer program to take place from mid June through mid July. To be admitted to Louisiana Tech for the fall quarter, Bridge students are required to successfully complete the remedial Math or English course and the selected Humanities or Behavioral Science course. Students who satisfy Bridge requirements will be admitted to Louisiana Tech for the subsequent fall quarter without being required to resubmit a Louisiana Tech admission application. Students who do not satisfy the Bridge academic requirements may be selected to continue the Bridge program by special circumstances or invited to apply for admission to Louisiana Tech at a later date.