Summer Bridge Program

Avila University’s Summer Bridge Program is an academic experience that helps bridge the gap between high school and college. First-year, first-time college students have the opportunity to enroll in a 3-week course, create meaningful relationships, and become familiar with campus resources before arriving at Avila in the fall – giving these students an edge and setting them on the path to success.


July 8th to July 25th 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Monday-Thursday) 

Course Details
CO 110 – Fundamentals of Communication
(3 Credits)
This course provides an introductory and practical approach to the process of developing, understanding and refining communication skills. In this class, we will focus on several communication areas, including but not limited to: perception of self, language, interpersonal communication, cultural communication, small group dynamics, and public speaking skills. Every Avila student is required to pass this course with a C or better in order to graduate.

COST: Total reduced cost of $500 before scholarships or financial aid.

LOCATION: Avila University.

What’s included?

  • Gain 3 college credits
  • Receive course textbook
  • Prepare for first year college experience
  • Enhance academic and personal growth for college success
  • Forge connections with campus faculty, staff, and peers which are important factors in college success
  • Explore campus resources and college life essentials
  • Enjoy daily lunch and snacks

Questions? Contact Derrick Braxton, Persistence Specialist at (816) 501-3661 or

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