Heritage University Summer 2022 Mathematics Bridge Program
The mathematics program at Heritage University (HU) is offering the opportunity to improve your math placement for the Fall 2022 semester. Participating in the Math Summer Bridge Program will allow you to refresh your math skills and potentially move your math placement up to a college-level math course. This will help you to reserve your financial aid for other courses and will decrease the time it takes you to reach the college-level math course required for your intended major.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
When you join the Math Summer Bridge Program, you will sign on to an online learning platform which allows you to learn and practice math skills at your own pace. You will be able to learn most of the math content independently, however Math Bridge tutors who work in the Academic Skills Center (ASC) are available online and in person to help you.
Bridge participants who successfully complete one or more Math Bridge Program content modules will be able to take the next appropriate course in the HU mathematics sequence during the Fall 2022 semester.
The table below shows what courses you can register for after completing a course content module during the Summer 2022 Math Bridge Program.
|Content Module Completed||Math placement for Fall 2022
*Your advisor will help you register for the appropriate course if there are multiple options.
|Arithmetic & Pre-algebra (Math 94)||Math 95 (Beginning Algebra)|
|Beginning Algebra (Math 95)||Math 96 (Intermediate Algebra) Math 221 (Introduction to Statistics) OR Soc 220 (Applied Social Statistics)|
|Intermediate Algebra (Math 96)||Any entry-level college math course:
Program registration and start dates: June 13-July 29, 2022
The Math Summer Bridge Program has a rolling enrollment. This means that you can apply to join anytime between June 13 and July 29. The sooner you start, the more likely you will be able to complete at least one content module during the summer program.
Last day to complete a content module: August 14, 2022
If you are part way through a content module on the last day, you will not be able to complete it before Fall classes start, however your work will have better prepared you for your Fall course.
HOW DO I JOIN?
To join the 2022 Summer Math Bridge Program, follow this link and complete the form: https://forms.office.com/r/dbtZjs96kx.
You will receive the next steps from a Math Bridge Administrator within 2 business days. If you don’t hear back or have trouble with the form, contact us via the contact information at the end of this program description.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
You are eligible to participate in the Summer 2022 Math Bridge Program if:
- You are a new student who placed in and are correctly registered for Math 94, Math 95, or Math 96 OR
- You are a returning student who is correctly registered for either Math 94, Math 95, or Math 96.
To complete one content module plan you must spend anywhere from 25 hours to 50 hours actively working in the learning platform. This estimate is based on past Bridge participants, but each student is unique, and the time needed to complete a module depends on several factors including where you start and your learning rate.
To ensure that you progress you will need to follow these guidelines:
- You should spend at least 8 to 10 hours per week actively working in the ALEKS online learning platform. This is a minimum recommendation; we encourage you to exceed the minimum recommendations!
- You should attend the ASC tutoring support hours on campus or online while you work in ALEKS. Tutoring is FREE to participating students, and our tutors have years of experience and are trained to help you progress.
- You need reliable internet access, a computer or laptop, and a quiet and comfortable place to work. If you do not have these things, come to the HU ASC. The ASC opens at 9am; you can make yourself at home! We have a food pantry on campus or the café if you need to grab lunch or snack.
Remember, we want you to succeed! If your attendance drops, or you aren’t making progress, we will reach out to you and your advisor to make adjustments that make sense for you.
LOCATION HOURS & TUTORING SUPPORT
Tutoring support is available Monday – Friday, 12:30pm to 9pm, except for two holidays: Friday, June 10 (Yakama Nation Treaty Day Observance) and Monday, July 4 (Independence Day).
Tutors are located in the ASC in the Kathleen Ross Center (next door to the library) from 12:30pm to 5:00pm band can be accessed virtually from 12:30pm to 9pm. If you are unable to be on campus, you can join the ASC Virtual space via a Zoom link we will provide once you sign up for the Math Bridge Program.
Heritage University will cover the costs for the first 6-weeks of ALEKS and Bridge Program. Once you sign up in ALEKS, your 6-week access will commence; it is critical that you begin working through the content modules immediately after signing up. Consider delaying your start date if you have other time commitments that would prevent you from using ALEKS.
If necessary, adding additional time beyond the 6-weeks will be determined based on the recommendation of your advisor and your usage of the ALEKS learning platform.
Questions? Contact us!
If you are on-campus, walk over to the ASC in the Kathleen Ross Center to get some hands-on help. Otherwise, call us at (509)865-8517 or email us at ASC@heritage.edu.
Heritage University Summer 2022 Mathematics Bridge Program
The mathematics program at Heritage University (HU) will offer the opportunity this summer for you to prepare yourself to take a college-level mathematics course during the Fall 2022 semester. The 2022 Mathematics Summer Bridge is not for students who intend to postpone attending HU until Spring 2023 and work done during Summer 2022 will not apply towards students who do not take a Fall 2022 mathematics course.
Bridge participants who successfully complete a Summer Bridge Program course module (MATH 94, MATH 95, MATH 96) will be able to take the next appropriate course module in the HU mathematics sequence provided that the course module is taken and successfully completed during the Fall 2022 semester. Students who complete MATH 94 will be eligible to take MATH 95 during the fall term; those who complete MATH 95 will be eligible to
take MATH 96 OR MATH 221 OR SOC 220; those who complete MATH 96 will be eligible to take any entry-level college mathematics course (MATH 117, 135, 140, 221 OR SOC 220). If a student completes Math 96 with a core ALEKS work rate under two topics per hour, we may recommend additional remediation before taking MATH 140.
Summer Mathematics Bridge Dates
Students choose to attend either the afternoon or evening session; it is okay for students to mix-and-match sessions if needed. Note—Students may need to stay late the first day of math bridge—the diagnostic pretest for bridge must be completed on campus the first day a student participates in the program.
Afternoon: June 6 – August 19, 2022, Monday – Friday 12:30 – 4:30 P.M.
Evening: June 6 – August 19, 2022, Monday – Friday 5:00 – 9:00 P.M.
The math bridge has a rolling start and students can register for and begin the bridge at any time. The last day to register for bridge is July 29, 2022. No August registrations will be accepted. The Heritage University holiday schedule will be adhered to.
BRIDGE ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS
Attendance is mandatory for students who choose to participate in the program. Students who begin the program by June 20 will be allotted 15 vacation days that can be used at any time during the summer bridge. When a bridge session is missed, a vacation day is used; if a student leaves early, a vacation day is used. If a student chooses to exceed their allocated vacation days, they are choosing to end their participation in the program. Students who start bridge after June 20 will be allocated vacation days on a pro-rated basis.
You will need to have an ALEKS access code that provides you access to our online mathematics curriculum. On the first day of the program, you will be provided a course code. Using this course code, you will need to purchase, with a credit or debit card, an online access code that provides access to the bridge program coursework. A 6-week short course access code is available for about $25 plus tax. The mathematics program cannot purchase the code for you; neither can we accept cash payments for access codes. If you have left over ALEKS access from the spring semester, you will be able to apply your remaining access to the summer program.
BRIDGE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
You are eligible to participate in the Summer 2022 Math Bridge Program for First-Time Heritage Students if you meet the following requirements:
- You must be a first-time Heritage student who has never taken a course at Heritage.
- You must be correctly registered for the course you are attempting to bridge.