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Summer Bridge

Each year, Nepantla accepts approximately 40 students to be part of their new cohort. Every selected student must begin with Nepantla’s Summer Bridge Program – six weeks of intensive work through which students prepare to meet the academic rigor of college, navigate the NSC campus, gain access to resources, and receive support from #TeamNepantla faculty, staff, and peers.

2021 Summer Bridge Dates

Nepantla Orientation: Saturday, June 26th, online, 10am-noon

Summer Bridge takes place: Monday, June 28 – Friday, August 6, online

Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm

Student benefits of Nepantla’s Summer Bridge:

  • Taking two college courses and earn 8-10 credits.
  • Explore NSC majors and requirements.
  • Build a community with peers and Nepantla staff.
  • Get to know faculty prior to the start of the Fall semester.
  • Learn skills and resources for college success.
  • Participate in workshops and activities that promote time management, review financial aid, leadership, growth mindset, and more.

Prior to the start of Summer Bridge, Nepantla assigns students into a track system based on their academic major and math placement.  Each track consists of two college classes. Possible track placement consists of:

  1. Success Track: students will take ENG 100 and MATH 95M
  2. Education Track: students will take ENG 100 and EDU 250
  3. Nursing Track: students will take ENG 100 and COM 101

If a student has already taken one of the course(s) listed above and is interested in Nepantla, they must agree to retake the course(s) as they are part of the Nepantla curriculum.

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ELIGIBILITY & COST

Who can participate in Nepantla?

The Nepantla Program welcomes all Clark County high school seniors or graduates who will be a first-time, full-time freshman at NSC and who identify as a first generation college student to apply.  Selected students must attend and participate in Nepantla’s Summer Bridge as well as Nepantla events throughout their college career at NSC.  Students cannot choose to skip or miss the Summer Bridge program if they want to be a member of Nepantla.

How much does Nepantla’s Summer Bridge cost?

The Nepantla Program requires that each applicant complete two financial aid applications: one for the current academic year and another for the upcoming year.  If there are any fees associated with tuition, Nepantla works with its selected students to make the Summer Bridge a possibility.  Nepantla provides students with any necessary textbooks for the Summer Bridge.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Students will attend both classes each weekday as well as participate in success workshops, supplemental instruction, meet with their Course Assistants, and/or work on assignments.  The Nepantla Program collaborates with numerous NSC departments to provide our students with opportunities to navigate college and build social networks.  Each new student will be assigned a #NepantlaPeerEducator who is also part of #TeamNepantla and is an upper-level undergraduate student at NSC.  Peer Educators meet with their mentees during Summer Bridge and throughout the new student’s first year at NSC.

Classes offered to Nepantla students during Summer Bridge:

Writing the expository essay; emphasis on revising and editing for development, coherence, style, and correctness.  This course provides extra assistance in English writing skills.

Includes all content from MATH 120 as well as algebraic skills including: graphing, solving equations, order of operations, polynomials, exponents, and rational equations. Pre-requisite(s): Completion of MATH 95 or a sufficient score on the mathematics placement exam.

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