The Bridge to Loyola Program offers its students academic support services through individualized and group sessions.
Students experience a typical college schedule and work-load, which accustoms them to the expectations of college.
Participants will be introduced to the college-level academic rigor, while supported by dedicated faculty and staff.
Participants improve their time management, reading and note-taking strategies, and studying and test preparation skills by applying the techniques they learn in the many academic workshops.
Due to living in a University residence hall and participating in the many curricular and extracurricular activities, students learn their way around campus, and familiarize themselves with many of Loyola's resources, easing the often difficult transition from high school to college.
Academic Advisors and faculty give students individualized attention including feedback about strengths and tips for improvement.
Through both social and service experiences in Chicago and the surrounding neighborhood, students will become more comfortable living and traveling in their new community.
In line with the Jesuit values, students will have the opportunity to do a variety of service activities in the city.
Students will develop friendships and become part of a community of Bridge students.
Those who complete the program will earn college credit for the program coursework.
Skills gained in the summer Bridge program help students earn a strong first year GPA.