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The Bridge Program

 Our mission is to cultivate relationships, motivate students, and build a strong holistic foundation in order to ease the transition between high school and college.

 Spend part of your summer with us at Carson-Newman University and earn college credits – ALL FOR FREE!

  • Live on campus and explore college life with us, and learn why our students love this place!
  • Experience classes, leadership training, service activities, trips to local attractions, and much more!
  • Make connections to students, faculty, and staff who will help you throughout your time at C-N.  
  • Earn three college credits from nationally ranked Carson-Newman, saving over $4,000!
  • Enjoy local trips and recreation with our trained staff. 


 Program Dates

Session A: May 31st - June 21st

Session B:  July 5th - July 26th


The application for 2020 Bridge will open in March, 2020. If you have questions about the program, please contact our office at 865.471.3589 or email at

If you are selected to participate in the Bridge Program, a $50 deposit will be required to hold your place in the program. The $50 deposit will be refunded upon successful completion, and the program is provided at no cost to you.  

 Tentative Sample Bridge Schedule

The Bridge Program is an immersive 3 week experience, and we ask students to commit to being present for the entirety of the Program. The schedule below is meant to give a general idea of the schedule, but is not final or inclusive of all activities. 


Bridge Sample Schedule Session A

Bridge Sample Schedule Session B

Bridge session details are tentative and subject to change.



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