Admissions & Aid
Many students entering college find it very different from high school, and it sometimes takes them several semesters to figure out how to be successful in college. For students who wanted to increase their potential to do well in college, Brooklyn College offered a select number of students interested in mathematics and the sciences a chance to participate in the Unified Science Bridge (USB) program, a free six-week summer “college survival” program that offered many benefits. The program ended after summer 2015.
USB students took a free three-credit college mathematics course focusing on problem solving and applications of mathematics to the sciences. They also learned how to negotiate the Brooklyn College campus and the offices and resources that support college success. Team-building experiences created a familiar cohort of students before USB students started classes in September, so they entered college already having friends and supporters. The program focused on how to think about career choices in the sciences and how to plan college work so students have the maximum chance to be successful in graduate or professional careers or jobs in the sciences after graduation.
Students who participated in USB in the past gave it high marks for giving them a great start in college; see what they had to say here (video).