Bridging the distance between
high school and college

Bridging the distance between<br>high school and college

Making the transition from high school student to college student can be a huge change. Summer bridge programs, in conjunction with continued program support throughout a student’s academic career, can help to reduce the college readiness gap that can exist for incoming students from underrepresented communities. Fortunately for the nearly 3,000 ODI Scholars, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers many programs that help students to understand just what it takes to succeed in college.

Bell National Resource Center Early Arrival Program

2016 group shot of BNRC Early Arrival Participants

Designed to give incoming African American males a jump start on their college experience, the BNRC’s Early Arrival Program helps students transition from high school to college. BNRC EAP students arrived on campus the weekend before classes commence to attend workshops and met Ohio State faculty and staff who are ready to assist. Read more on the BNRC Early Arrival Program.

MSP Early Arrival Program

MSP Early Arrival partitpcants on stairs for group shot

Morrill Scholars participating in the MSP Early Arrival Program have the opportunity to move into their residence hall before Ohio State’s official move-in day, providing MSP Scholars the opportunity to meet other Scholars, ODI staff, and participate in programming. Read more on the MSP Early Arrival Program.

Ohio LSAMP Summer Bridge Program

2016 LSAMP Summer Bridge program participants look at zoological samples

Ohio LSAMP Scholars spend three weeks gaining skills and experience working with faculty in labs, discovering all the professional and academic resources that the university has to offer, and meeting other LSAMP Scholars. Read more on the Ohio LSAMP Summer Bridge Program.

Young Scholars Summer Bridge Program

YSP students at tour of telescope lab at Ohio State

For three weeks, Young Scholars new to Ohio State’s campus learn exactly what it is like to attend The Ohio State University, meet with Peer Leader mentors, and learn about various resources and organizations that will help them through their academic journey. Read more about the YSP Summer Bridge Program.