South College Bridge Program offers free courses to students entering higher education

NASHVILLE – South College is launching a summer Bridge Program, offering free refresher courses in English and math to any student entering higher education. Registration is open now and space is limited. 

The courses are available at South College in Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia at South College campuses in Knoxville, Nashville, Asheville and Atlanta. 

The Bridge Program is aimed at students entering any institution of higher learning who may have pandemic-related learning slippage or students who have been out of school for an extended time and need additional review of English and math. 

“We are grateful to be able to share our expertise to benefit the community after a year with so much disruption in education,” South College Chancellor Steve South said. “We want to help ensure that students who enter college have the tools they need for a successful transition. If any student needs an extra boost in English and math, our free Bridge Program courses are available.”

The courses will be offered in 2.5-hour blocks twice a week for three weeks, with each block split evenly between English and math. The courses will be led by full-time math and English instructors who teach and work in tutoring labs. Assignments will be set up through the Canvas LMS so that students may gain experience with a learning management system, which are used by most institutions of higher learning. 

As an additional incentive, South College is offering a book stipend up to $500 for students who participate in each session of the Bridge Program and enroll at any South College campus or online for the fall quarter. 

All students must initially register for the Bridge Program at Program details are as follows:   

Location: South College Nashville, 616 Marriott Drive, Nashville, TN 37214

Program schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 13-29, from 9-11:45 a.m. 

Questions: Contact Melissa Tyndall at

About South College

South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate and associate levels, as well as certificates. Questions about the accreditation of South College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website ( 

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