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Program Benefits

Bridges provides students with a wide range of supportive benefits to help make a successful transition to SUNY Potsdam:

  • Guaranteed access to some of the most sought after SUNY Potsdam courses: COMP 101 – Writing & Critical Thinking and FY 100 – First Year Success Seminar
  • Guaranteed access to expert academic advising, tutoring resources, and other support services
  • A customized summer orientation process with expert advising
  • A peer mentor throughout the first year of college
  • Free school supplies: pens, pencils, notebooks, folders, test booklets, bubble sheets
  • Free access to laptops and scientific calculators
  • Discounted BearBus tickets for travel home during breaks
  • Automatic eligibility for the SSC Student Award (typically a $500 award)
  • Ongoing personal and academic support beyond the first year
  • Opportunities for Bridges-only internship experiences, as a peer mentor
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