Veteran and Military Affairs will host the next Veteran Bridge Program in January 2022. The program is designed to assist student veterans in acclimating to the CU Boulder campus, while enhancing math, writing, and research skills in an intensive and supportive academic environment. 

The January 2022 program will begin remotely during the last week of December and transition to in-person January 2-7.  Students participating in the program will be required to follow campus policy public health and vaccination requirements.

Students must be admitted to CU Boulder for the Spring 2022 term, either as degree seeking or via the ACCESS program. ACCESS students must provide a recommendation from a Continuing Education advisor.

I would have spent the first semester in Boulder isolated and alone, learning the ropes in a new town, but because of the bridge program, before school even started I had a strong network of friends and people to turn to. I still hang out with and have a group chat with almost every member of the bridge program.” –Tim H., 2017 Program Participant

Program Details

December 27-January 7,  Combination of  Remote and In-person. 

Program opening: In-person check-in required on January 2

Course and campus instruction: December 27-30, Limited remote participation required.  January 3-7, In person participation required.

Included: Parking pass, and mid-day meals in the event of on-campus programming

Cost: Free for admitted students; $1,000 stipend awarded to the student’s university account upon program completion

Housing is not provided during the program. Students living in university-affiliated housing Spring 2022 may work with the program coordinator to arrange for early housing move-in when possible.

Program Outcomes

  • 153 students have completed the VMA Bridge program, which began in Fall 2017
  • 98% of participants have continued at CU through their second term
  • GPA average of students who have completed the program: 3.35
  • 100% of participants recommend the Veteran Bridge Program to future incoming Veterans at CU.

Dates and Deadlines

Admittance to the program will be granted on a rolling basis, beginning October 1.  Students will be admitted to the program through December 1, or until program capacity is reached.  After December 1, applicants may be placed on a waitlist and informed of admittance by December 15.

Admitted students will be required to sign a contract confirming attendance. 

Interest Form

Please fill out the information below to indicate your interest in the program. Be sure to include your preferred method of contact. You will be contacted by the Bridge Program coordinator and Veterans academic advisor, Kristina Spaeth, within five business days to confirm receipt of your information.