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Bridge Program

The College Project

Through a series of interactive seminars The College Project grants exceptional high school juniors the opportunity to explore a broad range of academic disciplines that are offered at liberal arts and science colleges.

Junior Year Seminar: In the spring of their junior year, students meet after school on the Brooklyn Campus for a weekly series of seminars in different academic disciplines. Each week an LIU professor conducts a seminar or leads a group discussion which is designed to introduce students to the methods of investigation and analysis used in that professor's discipline. There is an emphasis on active student participation, group learning, and the development of critical thinking skills.

Senior Year Courses: After successfully completing the junior year seminars, students may take part in the Senior Bridge Program. The application fee is waived for College Project participants. Students will be counseled by the Director of Bridge Programs.

Senior Year Research: The Bridge Programs staff assists interested College Project participants in finding professors who are willing to act as mentors for senior-year or Westinghouse research projects in either the natural or social sciences.

Eligibility: Applicants must have an overall high school average of 88%. Students must have an interest in exploring the full range of academic disciplines available in college, and enjoy taking an active role in group discussions.

Procedures: Interested students must submit a completed College Project Application, including:
  • The essay question on the back of the form
  • A current high school transcript
  • A recent photo and a letter of recommendation from a teacher who is familiar with their academic work

Students then sign up for group interviews held at the Brooklyn Campus. Applications are available from College Advisors or teachers who act as liaisons to the Bridge Programs or the director of Bridge Programs.


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