The following documents must be submitted to the Bridge Program Office by the application deadline dates noted below.

  • Bridge Program Online Application: An online application must be completed by the student. Please complete all sections no later than the application deadlines. Note: The option to apply for the Bridge Program Summer Academy or the Express Scripts Saturday Academy will only be available on this form when the programs are actively admitting students.
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  • Recommendation Letter: A recommendation letter must be completed by your high school counselor, administrator or instructor. As the applicant, it is your responsibility to inform your recommendation writer that they will receive an email from the Bridge Program explaining how to complete this process. It is also your responsibility to follow up with your recommendation writer to ensure that your recommendation is submitted by the program deadline.Note: This is not a requirement for returning Bridge participants.
  • High School Transcript: It is not necessary to wait for last semester grades to submit your student's transcript. Please forward a copy of your student's current second semester transcript that is inclusive of their cumulative grade point average. All 9th grade students are required to submit a copy of their 8th grade report card.

Important Dates

UMSL Bridge Program Summer Academy (9th and 10th Grades)

  • Friday, May 28, 2021 — Extended Application Deadline
  • Monday, May 31, 2021 — Acceptance Notification
  • Monday, June 14, 2021 — 1st Summer Academy session begins
  • Friday, June 25, 2021 - 1st Summer Academy session ends
  • Monday, June 28, 2021 - 2nd Summer Academy session begins
  • Friday, July 9, 2021 — 2nd Summer Academy session ends

UMSL Bridge Program Express Scripts Saturday Academy

  • Friday, September 3, 2021 — Application Deadline
  • Monday, September 13, 2021 — Acceptance Notification
  • Saturday, September 18, 2021 — Saturday Academy Kickoff Celebration
  • Saturday, October 2, 2021 — Saturday Academy session begins
  • Saturday, March 5, 2022 — Award Recognition Ceremony