From the Assistant Dean of Students


On behalf of the University of Missouri-St. Louis Office of Precollegiate Student Services, I welcome you to the Bridge Program website! It is a privilege to lead a college access program that has provided exemplary services to the St. Louis community for more than 28 years. Since its inception in 1986, the Bridge Program remains one of the most successful and widely emulated models for precollegiate programming. However, the growing rate of students unprepared for college is a challenge for us all. According to ACT, only 28% of the high school students in the State of Missouri are considered college ready. This emphasizes the need for immediate action.

To that end, the Bridge Program continues to provide unique and comprehensive precollegiate programming for students and parents in the St. Louis community. The results of Bridge remain unmatched, maintaining a record of 100% of participating graduates who complete high school and successfully matriculate to a post-secondary institution. I challenge you to assist in playing a crucial role in ensuring that we expand the impact of supporting and encouraging our youth to become part of the college-going culture.

As we move forward, the University of Missouri-St. Louis Office of Precollegiate Student Services commits to continuing to address barriers that impede college access for all. We encourage you to explore our website and become familiar with available services through the Office of Precollegiate Student Services.

All the Best!


Natissia Small, M.Ed.
Assistant Dean of Students
Division of Student Affairs
University of Missouri-St. Louis