The College of Science and Mathematics' Problem-solving, Reasoning, and Engagement for Student Success (PRESS) Summer Bridge Program gives incoming first year students a strong start for their fall science and mathematics courses through enhancing students’ understanding of concepts needed for success. Program participants will:

  • Preview/review material and make concept connections in preparation for fall science or mathematics courses
  • Have active, engaging experiences doing science and mathematics
  • Learn with peers – work in small groups discussing and solving problems
  • Receive personalized support from faculty, peer mentors, and academic advisors
  • Explore KSU
  • Engage in fun, social activities with other students
  • Receive KSU swag
    • College Algebra (MATH1111)
    • Precalculus (MATH1113)
    • Introductory Biology 1 (BIOL1107)
    • Introductory Physics (PHYS1111)
    • Principles of Chemistry 1 (CHEM1211)
    • Principles of Chemistry 2 (CHEM1212)
    • Calculus 1 (MATH1190)
    • Calculus 2 (MATH2202)
  • For 2022, all sessions will take place on the Kennesaw Campus.

    • Week 1 prep courses will take place Monday-Thursday July 25th - 28th from 8:30am – 2:30pm.  
    • Week 2 prep courses will take place Monday-Thursday August 1st - 4th from 8:30am – 2:30pm.

    Students must be available for the entire week. You may take at most one course each week. PRESS includes lunch and social activities.

  • For 2022, all sessions will take place on the Kennesaw Campus.

    Participants may be dropped off on Paulding Avenue in front of the Science Building (370 Paulding Ave NW; Kennesaw, GA 30144), C11 on the campus map (PDF).  

    See parking information if there is a need to park on campus. If you are an incoming student that has already completed your parking requirements through orientation, you should have access to parking on campus during that time in your designated parking area.

  • There is no cost to participate in PRESS.  Lunch and social activities will be provided. This is not a residential program, so housing is not provided.

  • Participants must be KSU students (incoming freshmen, transfer, continuing, returning) who are registered to take a science or mathematics course for the fall semester.

  • Complete the CSM PRESS application by July 15th. We also encourage you to take the ALEKS Mathematics Placement Assessment online.

  • Acceptance notifications will go out on a rolling basis. Most students will be notified by July 1st. Final notices will be sent by July 18, 2022.

  • Unfortunately, we are not able to offer housing or assistance with housing at this time.

  • We will follow the University's guidance. Please visit the KSU coronavirus (COVID-19) website for updated information and resources.