High School Bridge Program

High School Bridge Program

The mission of St. Joseph's University, New York is to provide a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, rooted in a liberal arts tradition that supports provision for career preparation and enhancement.

The University prepares each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual rigor, spiritual depth, social responsibility and service; a life that is worthy of our motto: Esse non videri — “To be, not to seem.”

The St. Joseph's University Bridge Program  is designed to provide a quality curriculum to local high school students who are ready to participate in the rigor of college-level work. Local high schools and St. Joseph's University establish partnerships to ensure the curriculum meets the criteria of academic requirements for courses within higher education. Interested students will need to register for the bridge program through their district high school. All high schools are required to preregister through the Office of Student Academic Services at St. Joseph's University.

Benefits for Students

  • Earn college credit while still in high school.
  • Reduced tuition fees.
  • Enhance academic credentials for college applications.

Benefits for High Schools

  • Provide students an opportunity to engage in college-level coursework while still in high school.
  • Provide teachers an opportunity to teach college level coursework.
  • Students gain exposure to the university application process prior to senior year.

If you’re a school administrator interested in learning more about creating an academic partnership between your high school and St. Joseph's University contact Kaitlyn Mottola at [email protected] or 631.687.4549.

High School students looking to obtain their official transcripts from the Bridge Program will be charged the standard fee from the registrar's office.

For additional information regarding the St. Joseph's, New York High School Bridge Program please view our brochure.