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“There are no secrets to success.  It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”
(Colin Powell)


Summer Bridge 2019 officially kicks off with our EOF New Student & Parent Assembly on Friday, June 28, 2019.  It is followed by the six-week program, which runs from July 8 – August 15, 2019, and concludes with the EOF New Student Convocation on Friday, August 16, 2019.

EOF students are assigned to one of two designated Summer Bridge programs, based on Accuplacer, SAT, or ACT scores.  Both sessions – the Foundational Studies Session and the A-Bridged Session – are six weeks in length, and are free of cost!

All students have an EOF Student Success Coach who works directly with them.  One-to-one meetings are held to begin discussing academic, personal, career, and financial needs as student success plans are shaped by the student – in collaboration with their EOF Student Success Coach.  (This guidance includes a “financial aid health check” to determine if there are any matters that require further attention in establishing eligibility for federal and state grants.)


A.  Reading, Writing, and Math Foundational Studies Sessions

A student’s weekly schedule is based on their assigned session.  The foundational studies sessions are held at Lincroft, Long Branch, and Neptune.  All classes are offered Mondays – Thursdays, and are 1/2 day sessions.  Built into each schedule are the following:

  1. Foundational Studies Focus
  2. Student Development Common Core
  3. Support Service & Independent Study Block

Students who need to strengthen their reading or math basic skills are enrolled in test prep classes to prepare them for retaking the Accuplacer Placement Test.  Students enrolled in the writing focus session will sit for the Writing Challenge Essay.  Successful retesting allows a student to advance their fall enrollment in higher level courses.

Students are encouraged to use the Support Service & Independent Study Block built into their schedules for any of the following reasons:

Click on the links below to view the syllabus for each Foundational Studies session:

Session Name Syllabus
#2 MATH 015 (Neptune) CLICK HERE
#4 MATH 015 (Long Branch) CLICK HERE

B.  A-Bridged Session (NO ON-CAMPUS CLASSES)

When enrolled in an abridged session, all instruction takes placed through web-based or online activities.  This session is for students who only have the Student Development focus to complete during Summer Bridge.  No Foundational Studies classes are assigned to these students.

There are two (2) mandatory meeting dates for students enrolled in the Abridged Session to attend during Summer Bridge:

Date Time Location Topic
Friday, July 12, 2019: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MAN 103 FOCUS2 Career & Student Success Workshop
Friday, August 2, 2019: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MAN 103 Financial Literacy 101 & Student Success Workshop

The on-campus events are held to provide the online session students with the following:

C.  Student Development Common Core

All Summer Bridge sessions include:

  1. Focus2 Career:  a web-based career assessment and planning system – CLICK HERE for the syllabus.
  2. Financial Literacy 101:  a web-based financial education program – CLICK HERE for the syllabus.
  3. Student Success SeminarCLICK HERE for the syllabus.
  4. Civic Engagement/Service Learning Projectcheck your session schedule for your “Day of Service” project.


Click on the session names listed below to view the schedule for all 2019 Summer Bridge sessions:

Session Name Location Instructor
#1 READ 095 Neptune Stephanie Frattini
#2 MATH 015 (Pre-Algebra) Neptune Dia McWalters & Jean Howard
#3 Math Boot Camp Lincroft Daniel Lopez & Thomas Roe
#4 MATH 015 (Pre-Algebra) Long Branch Dia McWalters & Jean Howard
#5 Writing Neptune Amanda Richardson
#6 A-Bridged (Online Learning) N/A N/A



Friday, July 26, 2019: All online modules and assignments for FOCUS2 Career must be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST.

All Summer Bridge students must turn in the Career Education & Planning Workbook to the EOF Office by 4:30 p.m.

Friday, August 2, 2019: All Financial Aid Processing (FAFSA, HESAA/NJFAMS & Brookdale) must be completed.
Monday, August 5, 2019: Schedule and attend at least one (1) appointment with your EOF Student Success Coach.
Thursday, August 15, 2019: All online modules and assignments for Financial Literacy 101 must be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST.
Friday, August 16, 2019: Attend the EOF New Student Convocation to celebrate your EOF program admission!

Use the Summer Bridge Checklist to stay on top of summer requirements and deadlines!  CLICK HERE to download and print the checklist.

A-Bridged Session students can CLICK HERE to download and print the Summer Bridge Checklist for A-Bridged Students.