The Situation
More than one-third of graduating high school seniors are unprepared for the rigor of higher education. These students will be required to enroll in pre-college courses once they enter college, which will cost them time and money and decrease their chances of graduating with a degree.
How Bridge to College transition courses can help change those odds.
Washington state is offering students a new way to prepare for college. 
Through Bridge to College transition courses, students engage in a different approach to learning math and English language arts, gaining the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in college-level work. Students who earn a 2 on the Smarter Balanced Assessment and a B grade or above in a Bridge to College transition course will be considered “college-ready” and eligible to enroll in college-level math and English at all participating Washington higher-education institutions. Learn more.

Bridge to College Partners

  • partner college Spark
  • partner SBCTC
  • partner SOPIW

Bridge to College transition courses is the collaborative effort of three organizations committed to student learning and success in Washington state: The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC), The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and College Spark Washington.