Academic Bridge Program
The Academic Bridge program (ABP) helps high-potential, first generation college students complete a college education. The program assists students with making the transition from high school to college through advising, mentoring, and tutoring.
ABP also helps students make the social adjustments to college life. ABP students participate in cultural awareness activities and community service projects. ABP students also are active on campus. They have served as campus leaders, established various organizations and volunteered at their high schools to recruit prospective ABP students.
ABP students have had the opportunity to receive scholarships or internships from major corporations such as AT&T, CISCO, and Ericsson, who are partners with UT Dallas.
The program boasts a graduation rate of approximately 70 percent — well above state and national averages and competitive with the rates of the best universities in Texas. Learn more about the program.