The CARE Summer Bridge Program (SBP) provides a comprehensive program of orientation and academic support designed to ease the transition from high school to college while building a strong academic foundation. Applicants selected to participate in CARE will be first-generation college students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds who have demonstrated a strong desire to succeed.
First-generation is defined as
All CARE participants will live together in campus housing during the initial summer term, along with current Florida State students who will serve as residential peer counselors, guides, and mentors. Participants will also:
Students admitted to the University through CARE will begin their studies during the summer term. Throughout the remainder of their enrollment at FSU, they will participate in a variety of required and optional activities to ensure successful completion of their bachelor's degree.
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Information on minimum qualifications for admission to the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE) through the Summer Bridge Program.
Overview of the benefits CARE students receive as members of the Summer Bridge Program.
Overview of the activities and services students receive as members of the CARE Summer Bridge Program.