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Bridge Services

The Bridge to Success Program is a free program that introduces students to the academic expectations of the College of Southern Idaho. We help students familiarize themselves to resources around campus and connect them with other students, faculty, and staff. The program is a great place to turn if you are nervous about college, would like to make friends, struggle academically, or need a little extra support. Students are welcome to start with the program in the summer, fall, or spring semesters. Bridge to Success students can expect to have continued support and regular check-ins. They will have the opportunity to participate in engaging workshops and extracurricular activities.

 Bridge to Success Logo

“Building bridges together to reach new heights” – created by 2016 Bridge to Success Student Cohort

How to Join Bridge to Success

Students must be admitted to CSI and be degree-seeking before applying to the program. Simply fill out the Bridge to Success Application. Once you submit your application, you will be emailed and/or received a phone call from a team member who will help schedule an Introduction Meeting. At this meeting, you will be able to ask questions, learn about program expectations, and help you with next steps. Once a member, you will remain a part of the Bridge program until you have earned a certificate or degree.

Benefits of Joining Bridge to Success

  • Assistance with scholarship opportunities
  • Assistance with textbooks and supplies
  • Get acquainted with on-campus resources
  • Support through degree completion
  • Build a strong academic foundation
  • Leadership, teamwork, and professional development activities
  • Make lasting friendships

Target Audience

The program is designed for students who are planning to graduate at CSI. We work with student who meet at least one of the below qualifiers:

  • First generation (neither parent completed a bachelor’s degree)
  • GED Graduate
  • High School Graduate with a GPA of 3.1 or Below
  • Jerome High School AVID student 2024 and beyond


Student are asked to complete the CSI General Scholarship application. As a program benefit, you may also apply for the Bridge to Success Scholarship.

The Bridge Scholarships guidelines include:

  • Needs based
  • Maintain a GPA above a 2.0
  • Participate in at least 3 activities throughout each semester.

Summer Semester Versus Fall/Spring Semester

Summer courses at CSI are condensed to 8-week courses and provide a way for students to get a great head start on their career pathway before fall begins. If a first-time student is starting their studies in the summer semester, we typically suggest that they begin by taking general education courses useful for most careers (GNED 101 and Math). Bridge to Success will host lunches with guest speakers, peer mentors, and fun activities.

Throughout the fall and spring semesters, Bridge to Success will host monthly meetings, workshops, fun activities, and events. We work closely with other departments on campus to provide opportunities for students to be involved. Bridge to Success asks students to have at least three contacts with staff, and to consistently check our Bridge to Success Canvas Page.


Check out what prior Bridgers are saying about the program
Student Testimonials
Information Video
Summer 2016
Summer 2018

What Students Are Saying

CSI student on ropes course

“I want to thank you for all you have done for me the last two years. Allowing me to be a part of the Bridge program has been fantastic. The financial relief you have provided me has been life changing. It has been great to meet other students in the program that I wouldn't’t have had the chance to otherwise.”

“The weekly emails of keeping connected with the program, plus those words of encouragement at the end of each emails, were highly appreciated that words can’t express…I felt that I had a whole sincere team, backing me up to continue with my school.”