Who it’s for
The courses are designed for any high school senior interested in going to college and wanting to get some focused preparation for being successful in college entry-level math and/or English courses. In Bridge to College courses, students participate in dynamic learning environments aimed at helping them build the skills and knowledge they need to graduate ready for college.
How it works
Bridge to College transition courses are full-credit, one-year courses taught during the school day at high schools during senior year. Students who earn a B or higher in these courses and a 2 on the Smarter Balanced Assessment can automatically enroll in college level math and English at participating Washington higher education institutions, including the state’s 34 community and technical colleges.
Interested? Ask your guidance counselor if your school offers Bridge to College courses.
Did You Know?
Once you’ve entered college, you may be required to take pre-college courses if you’re not ready for college-level work. None of the pre-college courses you take there will count toward college graduation.
If you enroll in college-level math classes immediately upon entering college you’re far more likely to earn a college degree than students who need to take pre-college courses first.
No matter your academic situation, Bridge to College courses can help you discover new ways to engage in learning—and be better prepared for college.