UNM Los Alamos

Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge

The Summer Bridge Program provides a gradual transition to college for students who just graduated high school, completed homeschool curriculum, or received their High School Equivalency (HSE). The program offers students weekly mentoring to strengthen their academic skills. It gives students the opportunity to take a college math course in just eight weeks while supporting the development of college success skills and navigation of higher education.

Program Benefits:

  • Participate in a cohort of other first-time college students
  • Receive personalized attention from UNM-LA faculty and staff
  • Become familiar with the campus and its resources
  • FREE Tuition—scholarships cover tuition for the program

Admission to the program is contingent upon the following:

  • Student is a 2023 high school graduate or 2023 HSE recipient
  • Student is eligible for UNM-Los Alamos admission (General application can be completed with the Summer Bridge application)
  • Student must complete a Summer Bridge Program Application Packet
  • Once accepted into the program, student must meet with an advisor to register for the appropriate class
  • Student must participate in a mandatory orientation and weekly student success sessions that will include enrichment, advisement, and educational activities


Priority Deadline May 5, 2023. incomplete applications will not be considered. (If space remains in the program after priority deadline, UNM-LA will continue to accept applications until filled.)

This program and its associated scholarship are extremely competitive.

Overview     Summer Bridge Application     UNM-LA Admission Application


For more information, contact:

Coco Rae
Academic Student Success Manager
Student Services Office

4000 University Drive
Los Alamos, NM 87544

Summer is the perfect time to get ahead on your degree requirements. Take advantage of an immersive and rewarding learning experience. Summer courses are usually smaller and allow for more interaction with the instructor.