Community College Bridge Programs

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USF has partnered with select community colleges and programs to offer unique bridge program opportunities that allow community college students to enroll in a bachelor’s degree program while they are still working towards an associate’s degree or shortly after graduation. The bachelor’s degree programs are accelerated, online and offered at a reduced tuition rate.

USF offers the following bridge programs:

Advantages of the bridge programs include:

  • Online, eight-week accelerated classes beginning six times per year
  • Degree completion in in as little as 15 months
  • Reduced tuition rates
  • Graduate-level classes that can be completed as part of your undergraduate program
  • Prior Learning/Portfolio and testing exam options
  • Dedicated faculty advisors providing individualized attention to help students stay on track and succeed
  • Financial aid, including payment plans, corporate partner discounts and tuition reimbursement deferment

Who should enroll in a bridge program?

  • Current community college students—students can enroll in B.S. program while completing an associate’s degree and, for nursing students, before they receive their R.N. licenses.
  • Recent community college graduates—students who have graduated within the last five years and are ready to take the next step in their education.