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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Bridge to College Mentors

Filed in Archive by on November 26, 2019

What is B2C? 

Bridge to College is a BCHS college application mentoring program for first-generation students and families. Students are selected in the fall of their junior year and continue through the end of senior year. They are paired with an adult mentor who has volunteered to help the student and family navigate the college search and application process.

What is a first-generation student? 

We are defining “first-generation” as any student who is the first person in their immediate family to attend a four-year college in the United States. That definition could also apply to students who have an older sibling who has already gone through the college application process. 

Why would this program be helpful and important? 

The program will provide high levels of support for selected first-generation students hoping to attend a 4-year college as they navigate and complete the college application process. All aspects of the complex college process will be covered including college visits, the application process, the Common Application, essays, the resume, teacher and counselor recommendations, financial aid, SAT/ACT testing and tutoring, learning about the college experience, etc.

How many first-generation students will be accepted into the program?

Typically, between 15-20 students will be accepted from each junior class. 

How long is the Bridge to College Program? 

Mentoring assistance will be provided during both the junior and senior years of high school.

How do I apply to be a Bridge to College Program mentor? 

Fill out this Google form to apply to be a Bridge to College mentor.

Please reach out if you have any additional questions!

Regards,

The Bridge to College Team

Scott Carlton (counselor) scarlton@bethlehemschools.org

Lisa Carr (counselor) lcarr@bethlehemschools.org

Nicole Conway (assistant principal) nconway@bethlehemschools.org

Print or download the Bridge to College FAQ [PDF].