English Bridge Program

Heritage University Summer 2024 English Bridge Program

The Heritage University English Bridge is designed to prepare students for our required college-level writing courses, which start with English 101 (English Composition I). Students may exit from the Bridge into English 99A (Pre-College Writing Skills I), English 99B (Pre-College Writing Skills II), or English 101 (English Composition I).

  • To participate, students must be registered for fall semester, and have a Heritage Student ID code.
  • Bridge will begin June 17, 2024. Additional students will be accepted through Wednesday, June 19, 2024.
  • By July 26, 2024, English Bridge staff will assess and place students in 99A, 99B, English 101/101L, or English 101.

English Bridge Outcomes

  • Reading and accurately summarizing texts of increasing difficulty, rising to the level typical of college courses;
  • Writing summaries and a variety of responses to the ideas in those texts;
  • Writing more varied and improved sentences of the kinds expected in college writing assignments.

The instructor will provide the materials and the assignments. Some sessions or parts of sessions will consist of instruction, while others will be spent conferencing with the instructor or a tutor, or working individually through readings, drafts for papers, or exercises from the text. During the workshop times, an instructor or tutor will be available to answer questions and assist students.

As the Bridge continues, students will be given opportunities to produce work that qualifies them for a placement in English 99A, English 99B, English 101 + 101 Lab, or English 101 with no lab. Students who achieve one of the first three prior to the end of the program can exit or continue in the Bridge to pursue a higher placement. Students qualifying for English 101 with no lab will automatically exit at that point.

Summer Bridge Attendance Options

The faculty members and tutors will deliver all instruction, individual conferencing, and tutoring through Zoom.

  • IN-PERSON: Available on the Heritage University Toppenish campus.
  • ONLINE: Available to all students for whom in-person attendance is not possible.
  • TECHNOLOGY: Students will need internet access and a computer with Microsoft Word. Computers are available for free checkout to all Heritage University students at the Heritage University Library.

Summer English Bridge Dates/Times

Bridge will begin June 17, 2024. Additional students will be accepted through Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Monday – Thursday

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


To register for the English Bridge Program, you will need to be admitted to Heritage University and registered by an Academic Advisor.  If you need assistance, please contact the Office of Admissions.

Advisor Access Only