Summer Bridge Program

Summer Bridge is a comprehensive, four-week program that provides participants the opportunity to earn full admission to UMES through a program comprising of enhanced instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, critical thinking, and study skills.  Students will have experiential learning in areas of leadership training, career path development, and community engagement.  In addition, they will have activities to bond with their peers and the UMES community as a whole. There are only 150 seats available in the program. Dates for the 2023 Summer Bridge program are July 6th-August 5th.

Summer Bridge will help you build a strong foundation by providing some of the tools, information, and skills that will carry you through your college life and beyond. You will also become a part of a learning community that will keep you connected to Summer Bridge through your first year at UMES. Participating in this program will provide you with the following benefits:

  • Earn full admission for the Fall 2023 semester by completing all program requirements
  • Strengthen your foundation in Math & English with enhancement courses
  • Develop strong mentoring relationships with faculty, staff, and peer mentors 
  • Ongoing academic advising, coaching, and tutoring
  • Become familiar with the UMES campus with an on-campus experience 
  • Career planning, Financial Aid counseling, and Leadership training
Additional Summer Bridge Details

Dates: July 6 – August 4, 2023

Cost: $1,250 , which will be credited toward your 2023-2024 fees after you successfully complete the program

In order to enroll in Summer Bridge, you must

Confirm your acceptance to UMES by submitting your $100.00 Acceptance Deposit

Before you come to campus in July, you must

After you successfully complete Summer Bridge, we will help you with

  • Registering for Fall 2023 courses
  • Signing up for on-campus residence and a meal plan for 2023-2024
  • Finalizing your 2023-2024 financial aid

Important Dates
Important Summer Bridge Dates
Move-inJuly 6th
ALEK Math Placement AssessmentJuly 7th
Career AssessmentTBA
First Day of CourseworkJuly 10th
Pass/Fail NotificationTBA
Course Enroll/ ALEK PlacementAugust 1st
Closing Ceremony/ Move-outAugust 3rd
Return to Campus Move-InTBA
New Hawk Week- FA 2022TBA
First Day of Class FA 2022TBA
Sign-Up & Payment

To confirm your program participation please submit your acceptance deposit and complete this form (Summer Bridge Confirmation)

Suggested Payment Schedule

First Payment:                   Due May 5, 2023                                            $417.00

Second Payment:             Due June 6, 2023                                           $417.00

Third Payment:                  Due July 1, 2023                                            $416.00

The last day for payment is July 1, 2023

Payments can be made via phone to Student Accounts (410-651-6092/6093) or

Check and must be received by July 1, 2023. 

Please write Student Name and Student Id Number and Summer Bridge in Memo:

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Office of Student Accounts

SDC Building, Suite 1160 Princess Anne, MD 21853

Frequently Asked Questions

Monthly Informational Session TBA

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