Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge Program

Graduating high school seniors, Summer Bridge helps you jump start your college career and get a heard start on your college classes the summer after you graduate high school.

With Summer Bridge, you enroll in college classes at Central Piedmont for six weeks in the summer. This helps you successfully transition from high school to college in a closed, structured, and supervised environment.

The 2021 Summer Bridge session will run from June 14–July 22 at the Cato, Central, Harper, Harris, Levine, and Merancas campuses. Classes are held Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–1:05 p.m.

Highlights and Benefits

  • Earn up to four hours of college credit
  • Learn what will be expected of you in college
  • Participate in activities designed to build your academic skills and create a sense of community
  • Get a head start on college courses
  • Achieve higher grade point averages
  • Increase your self-confidence
  • Meet friends and engage in social activities

Full scholarships are available if you are selected for the program. Financial advising is also available.


If you will be attending Central Piedmont in the fall, you will get first priority for the Summer Bridge program.

Apply for Summer Bridge

The deadline to apply for 2021 is Saturday, May 15, 2021.

  • Complete Steps to Apply to Central Piedmont

    First, complete the following three steps from the steps to apply to Central Piedmont:

    NC residency determination

    Central Piedmont admissions application

    Submit high school transcripts

  • Complete the Summer Bridge Application


The classes you will take will be determined by your high school transcript and GPA. You are only allowed two unexcused absences during the program. If you have more than three absences, you will be dismissed from the program. If accepted, you will be required to attend a Summer Bridge orientation in April 2021.