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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.

  • 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 Middle and High School Summer Academies

  • Friday, June 3, 2022 — Extended Application Deadline
  • Monday, June 6, 2022 — Final Acceptance Notification
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2022 — Middle and High School Summer Academy sessions begin
  • Friday, July 15, 2022 — Middle and High School Summer Academy sessions end

UMSL Bridge Program Cigna Saturday Academy

  • Friday, September 9, 2022 — Application Deadline
  • Monday, September 12, 2022 — Final Acceptance Notifications
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2022 — Saturday Academy Kickoff Celebration
  • Saturday, October 1, 2022 — Saturday Academy session begins
  • Saturday, March 4, 2023 — Award Recognition Ceremony