About the Program
The Bridge Program at the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers students with various learning abilities and styles a unique, immersive college experience. At the College, the Bridge Program combines community and campus inclusion with rich engagement in academics, career preparation, and student life.
The Bridge Program curriculum seeks to foster students’ self-advocacy, career exploration, social skills, and academic engagement through participation in traditional college-level courses, the Bridge Program community classes, diverse internship experiences, experiential learning opportunities, and inclusive residential student life. The Bridge Program prepares students for successful post-graduate lives with a focused outcome on independent living and self advocacy.
This highly competitive program welcomes applicants, ages 18-24, who may have previously received special education services in high school, who desire and have the ability to navigate and live on a college campus under college-level supervision, and who seek to expand their academic, career, and social enrichment as an engaged member of the Mount Saint Vincent community. Students may choose to reside on campus in a fully inclusive, integrated residence hall with peers of the same age or join the program as a commuter student.