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Charleston Bridge

Charleston Bridge - A collaboration between College of Charleston and Trident Technical College 

The College of Charleston Office of Admissions extends offers to a select group of first year students to participate in the Charleston Bridge program. Charleston Bridge is a one-semester opportunity for South Carolina residents to live and study on the College of Charleston campus during the fall while taking coursework with Trident Technical College faculty. Students meeting Charleston Bridge program requirements at the end of the fall semester will be offered admission to the College of Charleston for the spring semester.

Students participating in the Charleston Bridge program will:

NOTE: Charleston Bridge students may not participate in the summer SPECTRA program. During the fall semester, Charleston Bridge students may not participate in ROTC, pep band, varsity sports, or fraternities and sororities. Students cannot be employed on the College of Charleston campus in a job that provides a stipend payment or hourly wage or participate in activities that require College of Charleston course enrollment.

Charleston Bridge Mission Statement

The mission of the College of Charleston’s Charleston Bridge program is to support first-year students in their successful academic, social, and personal transition to college. This is achieved by working collaboratively with Trident Technical College, faculty, and staff to create a community of learning for Charleston Bridge participants.

Charleston Bridge Vision

Through participation in Charleston Bridge, students will utilize campus resources and develop skills necessary to thrive academically in order to reach their personal and academic goals.

Charleston Bridge Program Goals

Students will...

  • Build a supportive peer network
  • Establish relationships with college faculty and staff
  • Utilize campus resources
  • Become familiar with academic expectations and the college culture