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Bridge Programs

A clear path to Lander

Lander University has developed bridge programs with the South Carolina State Technical College system to improve students’ transition from a technical college to Lander University.

The Lander University Bridge Program is an opportunity for students who wish to join the Lander community by first attending one of South Carolina’s 16 technical colleges. Bridge students commit to Lander University prior to the start of the fall semester, attend a technical college for one semester, earn a minimum of 12 transferable credit hours, and join Lander the following semester.

How to apply as a Bridge Program Student

Benefits to Participating in the Lander Bridge Program

  • Students who earn a 3.0 during the Bridge semester may earn an additional $1,000 Bridge scholarship
  • Students who earn a minimum 2.8 during the fall semester at a technical college may earn an additional $1,250 housing scholarship, spring-only
  • Receive advising support and resource information from Lander while a student at a technical college
  • Bridge students receive a Lander University Bridge student ID card, which gives students access to:
    • Lander athletic events
    • Fine Arts Lecture Series (FLAS) events (required for graduation from Lander)
    • Lander’s Jackson Library
    • Lander’s Academic Success Center
    • Lander’s PRAXIS Lab (for Education majors)
    • Lander’s Office of Career Services
    • Lander’s Fitness Center, pool, and other on-campus amenities

Upcoming Bridge Program Events

Register Now for BLUEprint, Lander’s upcoming Bearcat Bound Bridge Program event, December 10.

Contact Us

Kenneth Calliham
Associate Director of Admissions
864-388-8180  |  |  Carnell Learning Center LC114C

Yes. Bridge students who are attending a local technical college can purchase commuter meal plans through Lander University’s Dining Services.

Yes. Lander requires every student to attend 15 FALS (Fine Arts Lectureship Series) events before graduation. It is beneficial to begin attending these events before beginning your studies at Lander.

Send your financial aid information to the technical college you plan to attend during your freshman year. After your transition to Lander, you will need to submit the FAFSA information to Lander’s Office of Financial Aid.

Yes, in most cases. Lander will provide advisement to guarantee that the courses will transfer to the university and, more importantly, apply directly toward Lander’s degree program requirements. (Developmental courses and courses with grades below a ‘C’ do not transfer).

Technical college advisers and Bridge students have access to the Bridge Advising Guide (PDF).

Bridge students are not eligible to enroll in Lander courses until they have successfully completed the minimum academic requirements for admission to the university.