LSAMP Bridge

The LSAMP Bridge Program offers incoming freshmen pursuing engineering an opportunity to receive academic and personal support through supplemental instruction resources, math and science workshops, professional development, and community.  As an LSAMP Bridge participant, a student is considered an active member of the nationwide LSAMP Alliance, with access to the LSAMP Travel Award Program, LSAMP Undergraduate Research program, opportunities to attend various conferences, and the LSAMP Bridge to Doctorate Program.

The Bridge Program is comprised of two components, Summer and the Academic Year.

Bridge 2021 Summer virtual program includes: 

  •  3- week online program; July 12- July 30, 2021
  • Enroll in a one-credit college course that will include
    • Math & Chemistry for Engineers workshops
    • Academic Success Course
    • Supplemental Instruction
  • Reduced rate in class fees
  • University resource workshops
  • Professional and Career development

Bridge Academic Year Component includes

If campus is open for Fall 2021

  • Mandatory tutoring for Math or Chemistry (based on the cohort's need)
  • Mandatory attendance of LSAMP Bridge community-building activities
  • Professional and career development activities/workshops
  • Required Enrollment in "First-Year Transition" course (Spring semester)
  • Required advising meetings with LSAMP coordinator
  • Required volunteer service

If campus is not open for Fall 2021

  • Mandatory online supplemental instruction for Math 
  • Attendance to virtual community-building activities
  • Virtual check-in by LSAMP Bridge Mentors
  • Required Enrollment in "First-Year Transition" course (Spring semester)
  • Required online advising meetings with LSAMP coordinator

Bridge Summer Component (traditional in-person) includes:

  • 5-week residential program 
  • Math & Chemistry for Engineers workshops
  • Academic Success Class
  • Community building activities 
  • Reduced rate in boarding and class fees
  • Most meals included
  • Professional/career development field trip to a company partner facility, possibly
    • W. L. Gore and Associates
    • Bechtel
    • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    • University of Maryland Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel
    • University of Maryland Astronomy Observatory

    For more information please contact Ms. Maldonado (



    • Show evidence of superior academic excellence and interest in engineering
    • Be an incoming freshman admitted to the University of Maryland, having confirmed attendance to University of Maryland, College Park
    • Be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident
    • Be available during dates and fully participate in the program in all activities. 
    • Commit to registering for Achieving College Success: First Year Transition course for Fall 2021/Spring 2022 semesters



    2021 Bridge Summer application is now OPEN

    3- week program:  July 12- July 30, 2021


    Completed applications include:

    • Completed written prompts
    • Unofficial transcripts submission

    *REMINDER:  Student must be a citizen/permanent resident to apply

    Space is limited.  Priority Deadline is May 29 , 2021

    Decisions following the priority deadline will be made on a rolling basis.

    Summer 2021 Virtual fee will include: $300

    • Enrollment in 1 college credit
    • Calculus textbook (can be used for Calc I-III)
    • Summer Mandatory fees

    The TRADITIONAL on-campus participant fee for the program includes:

    • Enrollment in 4 college credits
    • Calculus textbook (can be used for Calc I-III)
    • Mandatory fees
    • Housing
    • Most meals, parents/guardians will be responsible for all other meals

    The average cost for four credits and one week of housing is approx. $2700

    • Four credits at $374/each (MD resident rate): $1496
    • Mandatory fee: $280 (on campus)
    • On campus housing for one week, including two meals: approx. $923.


      Step 1:  Complete Bridge Summer Application with required documentation
      • Be sure to follow all instructions on application

      Step 2:  Complete University Math Placement Test
      • Be productive while you wait for a response, every UMD student must complete this test

      Step 3:  If selected you will need to complete and submit program documents by deadline given in emailed packet
      • Response will be provided as quickly as possible

      Step 4:  Pay participant fee




      Contact Information:

      Migdalia Maldonado
      LSAMP Program Coordinator