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Bridge to Bulldogs

Bridge to Bulldogs is an innovative program for alternate entry into Louisiana Tech University. This academic collaboration is an invitation-only summer program that gives students the chance to make a seamless transition into college life at Louisiana Tech. At the end of the summer program, Bridge students who then meet admissions requirements are guaranteed automatic entry into Louisiana Tech. The program's course schedule is specially designed to ensure a smooth transition into Louisiana Tech for the upcoming Fall Quarter.

We know how important it is for first-year students to build a community and support group. That's why Bridge to Bulldogs students live in Tech's on-campus two- and four-bedroom apartments. Between the built-in community created by housing and social and academic programs coordinated by the Bridge to Bulldogs staff, Bridge students are provided ample opportunities to experience college life in an encouraging and supportive environment. The program's course schedule is specially designed to ensure a smooth transition into Louisiana Tech for the upcoming Fall Quarter; and the program staff is committed to providing students with the educational tools and services they need to succeed. Bridge to Bulldogs includes dedicated academic advising, student support services and a student life component--all of which are designed to help students succeed in meeting the requirements for admission to Louisiana Tech.

Student Selection

Bridge to Bulldogs is an invitation-only program for eligible first-time freshmen. Students who apply to Louisiana Tech as first-time freshmen for the fall quarter immediately following high school graduation and do not meet University admissions standards may be invited to join Bridge to Bulldogs. Invitations will be sent to eligible students beginning in mid-spring. Invited students must confirm their participation in the program by June 1. The program has a limited capacity and students will enter on a first-come, first served basis.

Academic Requirements

Bridge students enroll through Bridge to Bulldogs for the summer program to take place July 13-August 14, 2015. To be admitted to Louisiana Tech for the Fall Quarter, Bridge students are required to successfully complete the Compass Prep Workshop with an optional general educational requirement course (from a pre-selected list). Students who satisfy Bridge requirements will be admitted to Louisiana Tech for the following Fall Quarter without being required to resubmit a Louisiana Tech application for admission. Students who do not satisfy the Bridge academic requirements at the end of the summer may be selected to continue the Bridge program under special circumstances or be invited to apply for admission to Louisiana Tech at a later date.


The cost of the 2016 Bridge program is to be determined. Please check the website for updates or contact Melanie Peel for more information. 

For more information contact:
Melanie Peel
Email: mpeel@latech.edu
Admissions Office, Hale Hall
P.O. Box 3178
Ruston, Louisiana 71272
Phone: 318-257-3036
Fax: 318-257-2499