Summer Bridge Helps New Vol State Health Students
New students considering Health Sciences programs at Volunteer State Community College can get a head start on their college career and extra help in getting ready for college. The free program is called Summer Bridge and it's organized by the Rx-Tennessee Program and the Vol State Health Sciences Division. It’s designed for new students who will require what are called Learning Support classes; courses to get students up to college-level in math or English.
“The Summer Bridge is designed to help students test out of Learning Support requirements during the summer prior to their first semester at Vol State, so they can move right into college-level classes and begin taking the classes that are required for the Health Sciences program of their choice,” said Adam McKeever-Burgett with RX-Tennessee.
McKeever-Burgett says the Bridge Program could save time and money for students.
“Pre-Health Sciences students who have to take Learning Support courses often have their applications delayed by one calendar year while they take those courses; the Bridge Program hopes to decrease the number of students that get caught in that holding pattern,” McKeever-Burgett said.
Bridge participants will be on the Gallatin campus for four hours a day, Monday through Friday, from July 7 to August 1, receiving test preparation from Math and English faculty and participating in college success workshops. The goal is to have students do well in the Compass test, which can allow them to test out of Vol State Learning Support classes.
The free program is capped at 30, so students are encouraged to apply now. Interested students should visit the website www.volstate.edu/rxtn. If you have questions, email Adam McKeever-Burgett at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-230-3624.