The Express Scripts UMSL Bridge Saturday Academy is held the first two Saturdays of each month, from October through March. The academy provides an intensive 11-Saturday program for students in grades 9 through 12. Student's will be immersed in mathematics, science, written and oral communication, career research, personal and professional development and college planning.

  1. Academic Skills Workshops include Math, Science and Writing:
    Students participate in critical thinking activities designed to enhance their ability to perform well on college entrance exams.
  2. Career Development and College Planning Workshops:
    Freshmen and sophomore students will be involved in structured career planning workshops developed to guide students through important key steps for career identification and effectively develop a focused career plan. All junior and senior students will be engaged in workshops structured to assist with the overall college admissions, financial aid and scholarship research process.

Program Requirements

Please note: Students who participated in previous program components must reapply for consideration.

Express Scripts UMSL Bridge Saturday Academy Sessions

The 2015-2016 Express Scripts UMSL Bridge Saturday Academy will be held on the first and second Saturday of each month from October 3, 2015 through March 12, 2016. All activities will be held on scheduled Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus in various laboratories and academic classrooms.

Application Process

The following documents must be submitted to the Bridge Program office to meet the below program deadline date:

Important Dates to Remember

  • Friday, September 11, 2015: EXTENDED APPLICATION DEADLINE
  • Friday, September 18, 2015: Final Acceptance Notification
  • Saturday, September 26, 2015: Saturday Academy Kickoff Orientation
  • Saturday, October 3, 2015: Saturday Academy sessions begins
  • Saturday, March 12, 2016: Award Recognition Ceremony

Program Meeting Dates

  • October 3, 2015
  • October 10, 2015
  • November 7, 2015
  • November 10, 2015
  • December 5, 2015
  • December 12, 2015
  • January 9, 2016
  • February 6, 2016
  • February 13, 2016
  • March 5, 2016
  • March 12, 2016