Bridge to Loyola
Bridge to Loyola Mission
Becoming a successful college student is not always an easy task. Greater academic competition, differences in preparation for college, and general life experiences are all elements that can affect academic performance. At Loyola University Chicago, we understand that and have developed a program specifically designed to assist students in reaching their potential as members of the Loyola community.
The mission of advising for the Bridge to Loyola program is to instill self-motivation, increase self-efficacy, and equip students with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to successfully transition from high school to college and to persist in the environment of higher education.
The Bridge to Loyola program is designed to mirror a typical first-year student schedule with classes, study time, and co-curricular activities. Structured engagement with professors, academic advisors, and campus partners is frequent and consistently available to students. In addition to the academic course taken during the summer term, students will be provided with an academic success curriculum structured to bridge the academic gap students exhibit as they transition to the higher education environment. Within this curriculum, students will also undergo identity exploration and leadership development through intentional student support seminars and programming providing academic success strategies, community-based learning, and intentional reflection, while helping students increase self-efficacy and connection to the Loyola University mission.
We welcome you to learn more about Bridge to Loyola by visiting the links on the left column of this page and below.
Summer 2014 Program Details
In May, you will receive a packet from the Bridge to Loyola program. At that time, you will receive the following forms as well as instructions about how and when to complete them.