The Summer Bridge Program runs from Monday, July 31 through Friday, August 4, 2023.
Summer Bridge program is the perfect way to get familiar with campus culture, learn practical skills needed to succeed at West Valley College, have fun, and receive $500 for participating. You heard us right... we pay you to join us for this learning adventure!
Apply to be one of the lucky few who get to spend a portion of your summer on campus learning about all West Valley has to offer you, hearing from some of the most inspirational and knowledgeable faculty and staff on campus, and making friendships and connections with instructors and WVC peers.
We are beyond excited that you are interested in this program! If you can commit to the entire duration of the program, we invite you to complete the application form below.
|Priority Application||Friday, May 19|
|Rolling Application||Wednesday, July 26|
Why should you want to attend this program? Here are just a few of the many reasons this program is one you will want to be part of:
- Make friends and connections
- Meet instructors, counselors, and staff
- Learn about campus resources
- Get all your questions answered
- Feel 100% ready to start your first semester at West Valley
- Bus Pass or Gas Card
We are proud to offer all participants who complete the summer bridge program $500. Due to the highly competitive nature of this program, we request that all participants take advantage of every session we offer during the Summer Bridge Program. To encourage this, the $500 payment is given to participants who participate in all the offered sessions.
Timely attendance and active participation for all sessions of Summer Bridge are required to receive this financial benefit. Students who miss a day or are tardy to a session (by more than 10 minutes) may receive a loss or reduction of benefits.
All students are welcome to apply and participate in this program; acceptance will be based on your application essay and priority may be given to:
- Incoming freshman
- Minoritized and marginalized students
Frequently Asked Questions
Students must meet the fully vaccinated criteria – this may change by summer session.
Yes, students are expected to participate during the whole week.
Summer Bridge student stipend funds will be distributed to students at the beginning of the Fall semester.
Yes, students must be registered for Fall semester with at least 9 units.