Landmark’s Bridge Semester provides short-term, intensive support to college students.
The Bridge Semester is a short-term, intensive semester for entering credit students who are motivated to maximize their time at Landmark College before transferring to another college or returning to their home college. Bridge Semester students have an interest in understanding their strengths and learning issues; they value the ability to work closely with their professors and other professional staff to hone their skills and learn new strategies; they are willing to use the many support systems Landmark College offers.
Proven Strategies for academic performance
The Bridge Semester incorporates practices designed to address the many factors that impact academic success. Some of these factors include: the ability to comprehend assignments accurately and efficiently, complete work in a timely manner, and create systems for organization and self-management. Some students need to focus primarily on reading comprehension and fluency, while for others, the main issue is distractibility and disorganization.
The Bridge Semester helps students
- Better understand their learning style
- Become more productive and adept at academic task management
- Develop self-advocacy skills, and learn how to make better use of campus resources
- Become skilled in juggling the demands of college courses
- Assess their readiness to transfer to their next college with new skill sets and enhanced self-understanding
- FY1011: Perspectives in Learning - This course helps students develop self-understanding and study strategies in conjunction with learning about the brain, behavior, and cognition. Students learn about the concept of “academic task management” and the critical role it plays in academic performance. Students also learn about the legal environment related to learning disabilities to develop their self-advocacy skills.
- EN1011: College-Level Writing
During new student orientation, students register for elective courses offered by the Academic Departments at Landmark College. All courses incorporate an understanding of learning differences and executive function into their course design.
All visiting students are assigned an academic advisor they meet with on a weekly basis. The academic advisor provides support around issues of time management, organization, and work completion.
Two Ways to Apply for Bridge Semester:
Apply Online here: Universal Application -OR-
Download the Landmark College Checklist and Application [PDF]