Even if you do not fully meet all the requirements for admission to Auburn Montgomery, you still may find a home here through the Bridge Program. This program is designed for students who meet specific academic criteria in order to enroll in courses designed to prepare you for full admission. For specific questions regarding the Bridge program, please contact Sissy Speirs at (334) 244-3473 or via email at

What is the AUM Bridge Program?

Our Bridge program provides qualified students with extra academic support for one semester prior to gaining full admission to AUM. During the Bridge semester, students will be enrolled in courses designed specifically for "bridging the gap" to a continued and successful college career.  Bridge courses consist of a University Success course, as well as a Math and/or English course.  Throughout the semester, faculty and staff on our Bridge team will assist students by implementing skill-building exercises for success in college.  The Bridge program is designed to help familiarize students with our campus resources, while showing students how to thrive at AUM.


Out of high school less than three years:

  • 17 ACT/820-859 SAT and 2.3+ high school GPA  or
  • 18 ACT/860 SAT and 2.0-2.29 high school GPA (500 GED or higher)

Out of high school more than three years (ACT/SAT not required)

  • 2.0-2.29 high school GPA (500 GED or higher) 

  • Beginning Summer 2013, AUM will offer students the opportunity to enroll in the Bridge Program every semester. 

Important Information You Should Know

  • The Bridge program is one semester only. Students who are successful in all of their courses, earning a "C" or higher in each course, will be moved to full admissions status the following semester.
  • If a student does not earn a "C" in each course during Bridge, they must enroll elsewhere and earn 24 credit hours from an accredited institution to re-apply to AUM.  The courses completed elsewhere must include one college level English course, and one college level math course. 
  • All Bridge program students are required to take the Math Placement Test.

Full-Time or Part-Time?

  • All students who are eligible for the Summer Bridge Program are considered Part-Time and are required to take the following classes: EDUC 1220, Math or English
  • Students who are eligible for the Fall or Spring Bridge Program have the option of being a Full-Time Student: EDUC 1220, English and Math or a Part-Time Student: EDUC 1220, English or Math.

What's next?

Now that you've learned about the Auburn Montgomery Bridge Program, what should you do next?

  • Apply for Admission (you must be admitted into Bridge at least five weeks prior to the start of classes)
  • Once you've been accepted to the Bridge Program, return a signed copy of your Bridge Contract to Sissy Speirs to secure your place in the program.
  • Once you have returned your contract, please contact Sissy Speirs to set up your Bridge orientation session.  These sessions are held weekly and will take no more than one hour.
  • Complete Math and/or English Placement testing at least three weeks before classes start.
  • Work with Sissy to enroll in your Bridge courses.
  • Sign up online at for your new student orientation.
  • Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Bridge Program.

If, after reading the above information, you have any questions or concerns regarding the Bridge Program, please do not hesitate to call our Bridge Program Coordinator, Sissy Speirs, at 244-3473.