APS Bridge Program

Student Progress Monitoring

Successful bridge programs carefully monitor students’ progress to ensure that they make successful transitions into doctoral programs. Bridge program mentors should check on students’ progress every one to two weeks during the start of the program, and implement early interventions if problems with coursework or other interactions arise.

New graduate students must learn to predict how much time, effort, and resources they will need to meet their programs’ expectations. With practice and advice from mentors, students will learn to allocate their resources effectively and efficiently.

Effective Practices

Help students develop time-management and organizational skills.

Confer regularly with instructors, tutors, guided group-work leaders, and department staff regarding students’ academic progress.