In light of COVID-19 health directive clarifications now provided by the Mecklenburg County Public Health Department -- and adhering to our stringent pandemic safety protocols -- Central Piedmont will move some career and technical education classes back to on-campus, in-person delivery as of January 14. Check your student email for details.
Class sections that began the semester as online or hybrid will continue online until Feb. 2, at which time the college will provide further guidance. Students with questions about the mode of their classes – online or on-campus – should contact their instructors directly and check Blackboard.
Summer Bridge Program
Summer Bridge is a six-week program in which you enroll in classes at Central Piedmont over the summer to help 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
- Learn what will be expected of you in college
- Earn up to four hours of college credit
- 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.
- Graduating high school senior
- Attend a participating CMS public or private school (PDF)
If you will be attending Central Piedmont in the fall, you will get first priority for the Summer Bridge program.
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 onboarding session in April 2021.
- Complete these enrollment steps:
- NC residency determination
- Central Piedmont admissions application
- Submit high school transcripts
- Complete the Summer Bridge program application.
The deadline to apply for 2021 is Saturday, May 15, 2021.