Special Benefits of the Bridge Program

Bridge Program participants will benefit from many services that allow each student to transfer to Lander University as smoothly as possible.

  • Interested participants can become Bridge Students at any of South Carolina’s 16 public technical colleges.
  • Participants have access to dual academic advisement by professionals at both the technical college of their choice and Lander University.
  • Courses taken at the technical colleges (listed in the Advising Guide) transfer to Lander and, more importantly, satisfy the students’ academic program requirements for the university.
  • A Lander representative will travel to each technical college throughout the year and will be available to speak with Bridge students during their freshman year at the technical college.
  • Upon successful completion of the Bridge requirements associated with the technical college of your choice, Bridge students are granted full acceptance into Lander University.
  • Bridge students are eligible for priority registration times.
  • Specific transfer orientation sessions are available for Bridge students prior to enrolling at Lander.

Participants also have the following special benefits associated with the Bridge Program:

  • Lander University Bridge ID card (see LUPD)
  • Free admission to Lander athletic events
  • Admission to Fine Arts Lecture Series (FALS) events (required for graduation from Lander)
  • Priority Registration Period (a semester prior to Lander enrollment)
  • Access to Lander’s Jackson Library
  • Access to Lander’s Academic Success Center
  • Access to Lander’s PRAXIS Lab (for Education majors)
  • Academic Advising
  • Financial Aid Advising
  • Transfer Articulation Advisement
  • Access to Lander’s Office of Career Services, which provides:
    • Career Counseling
    • Job Postings
    • Career Fairs
    • Workshops & Seminars
  • Opportunity to purchase commuter meal plans for use in:
    • Bearcat Den
    • Java City
    • Dining Hall