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Bridges Student Profile

A Bridges applicant does not meet regular admissions requirements but
can demonstrate the potential to succeed at the college level.

accepted into the program are
provided with basic academic support
services including personal counseling, learning skills, academic
advising and content tutoring.


Competitive applicants for the Bridges Program have high school averages that range from 78 to 84.

Application Requirements

  • SUNY Application or Common Application

  • Official high school transcript
    (In order for a high school transcript to be official, it must be sent
    directly to the Admissions Office from the high school. Sealed copies
    of high school transcripts delivered by the student are also acceptable
    as long as the guidance counselor or principal's signature appears over
    the envelope seal.)

  • Two letters of recommendation (The letters should address your academic abilities and work ethic.)

  • Personal essay

  • Senior grades

  • Admissions Committee Review (Once all of your application requirements are met, your file will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.)

SUNY Potsdam Classroom

In addition to the requirements listed above, some students may be required to have an on-campus interview, submit a resume or submit an SAT or ACT score.  Students that are accepted into the Bridges Program sign a one-year learning contract and participate in the Bridges Academic Enhancement and Review Process. Also, students in the Bridges Program are restricted to a 15 credit course load.