Announcing the Bridge to Bachelor’s Degree Program – An Innovative Pathway to a Four-year Degree

Announcing the Bridge to Bachelor’s Degree Program – An Innovative Pathway to a Four-year Degree

CCCS is changing the way Colorado goes to college.

One of the ways we’re changing the way Colorado goes to college is by making it more affordable for students to earn a high-quality college degree. 
The new Bridge to Bachelor’s Degree program joins several other pathway programs – such as concurrent enrollment for high school students [link to internal page?] – that are supporting students in achieving their desired educational goal. 
The Bridge to Bachelor’s Degree program ensures first-time students attending any of CCCS’s 13 colleges are guaranteed admission to a participating four-year college or university upon completion of an Associate degree.
Students who enroll in the program can save as much as $10,000 on their path to a four-year degree, and receive additional support such as one-on-one college counseling, support with transfer to a four-year institution, and even scholarship opportunities!

Participating Colleges

Participating four-year colleges touch all four corners of the state, which supports our mission to ensure that students can earn their education close to home. Participating Bridge to Bachelor’s Degree program colleges include:

Colorado Mesa University

Colorado state University

CU Denver

Fort lewis College

Johnson Wales

Metropolitan State University

Regis University

UCCS

western

And more colleges are on the way!

How to Apply

Currently, the Bridge to Bachelor’s Degree program is only available to new, first-time students at any of our 13 CCCS colleges. To apply, students must:

  1. Indicate that you want to participate the in Bridge to Bachelor’s Degree program when filling out your CCCS college application.
  2. Review with your community college advisor to make sure your intended degree and program are eligible.

CCCS colleges accept anyone who applies; entrance exams (ACT, SAT, etc.) are not required for admission to the college or to participate in this program.
For existing CCCS students in their first semester:

  1. You can still apply by contacting your community college advisor and expressing interest in signing up for the Bridge to Bachelor’s Degree program.

If you have questions about the application process, please see the list of Bridge to Bachelor’s Degree program advisors at the bottom of the page.

Requirements to Transfer

While admission is guaranteed for students who participate in the program, there are a few requirements for students. These include: 

  • Opt-in to the Bridge to Bachelor’s Degree program at the start of your Associate degree program, or within your first semester
  • Maintain a 2.0 minimum GPA
  • Complete any Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) Degree

That’s all it takes to receive guaranteed admission to a participating college.