Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who can enroll in the Bridge Program?
At high schools designated by each district as Bridge Program sites, students must pass AP Language and Culture test with a score of 3 or higher.
The Bridge Program is a partnership between high schools and all of Utah’s public institutions of higher education. Credit from Bridge Courses will be accepted by all universities towards a minor/ major in the language of study.
Q: What options exist in Utah for postsecondary language study continuing after the Bridge Program?
Universities are continually working on innovative language and career pathways in anticipation of our state’s DLI/Bridge Students arriving on their campuses. This chart represents current programs and projected new programs. This chart will be updated as information develops.
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Students must be in 11th or 12th grade, 10th graders may enroll in specifically designated classes. To qualify to take general education courses, students must have a 3.0 GPA (2.0 GPA for CTE courses) and maintain upperlevel academic standing (earning an A or B from the CE class) and have good attendance. Students must comply with special course qualifications (ACT scores and/or course pre-requisites).
Course offerings vary from school to school and depend on faculty qualifications. If a CE class isn’t taught at your high school, you may be able to magnet to a neighboring high school to take the course. Talk with your counselor or CTE coordinator about taking a class at another high school.
- CE offers college credit to those students who sign up. A $5 per credit tuition fee is charged. Students receive a grade and credit on both their high school and college transcripts.
- AP requires that a student pass the AP Exam to earn college credit. The amount of credit awarded is dependent upon the student’s score and the college or university requirement. A fee is charged to take the exam.
- IB provides courses in a variety of subjects tied to the international curriculum. IB requires that a student pass the IB exam to earn college credit. The amount of credit awarded is dependent upon the student’s score and the college or university acceptance requirement. A fee is charged to take the exam.
- EC students pay tuition and fees to the institution they attend and must provide their own transportation to the university campus. Credit is posted to a college transcript. Students may request that credit be posted to their high school transcript.