Math Bridge Program FAQ
What is the Math Bridge Program?
Math Bridge is a free, on-campus program sponsored by the Academic Success Center designed to help UNLV students who are placed into Math 95, 96, or 120. The program aims to help students test into their college level math requirement. The program combines online learning with in-class assistance to help students gain a better understanding of core math concepts and overcome their math anxiety. The program uses an online platform which students access in our computer labs for the duration of the program. Class time is split between online work with tutor assistance, and tutor-led activities. Students are also able to access the platform at home if they wish to work on concepts outside of class time.
Why Enroll in the Math Bridge Program?
Math 95/96 are college preparatory math courses that do not count towards major requirements or graduation, they are designed to prepare students to take 100-level math courses in the future. Math 95/96 are not covered by the Millennium Scholarship meaning that students on this scholarship would have to pay for the course(s) with other funds. Students can save over $1500 by successfully completing the program and testing into the credit-bearing course for their major. The program can also help students in fulfilling the NSHE requirement of continuous enrollment until successful completion of their gateway math course. At the end of the Math Bridge Program, students take the ALEKS Mathematics Placement Exam in hope of testing into the math course they need for their major.
Who Is Eligible?
- Summer - Freshmen (29 credits or less)
- ACT or SAT scores place you into college preparatory math (MATH 95/96), or Math 120 but require a different course for your major
- Cannot be simultaneously enrolled in a math course
- Cannot have participated in the Bridge program previously
What Are Some Other Benefits of the Math Bridge Program?
Experienced tutors lead the Math Bridge Program. They assist students as they work through an online program and give lessons on math concepts. Our tutoring team allows for individualized student attention as well as the chance to work in small groups by addressing problem areas such as proper note taking, study skills, and test anxiety. By addressing these issues we help students to gain confidence and feel empowered about their ability to learn. Students are also able to meet and interact with their peers in the same major and become familiar with the UNLV campus before courses start in Fall.
In Summer 2016, about 77 percent of students who participated in the Math Bridge Program placed into a 100-level math course. By placing into a 100-level math course, students have more time to take other classes they are interested in and get the most out of their college experience.
The enrollment and support of the program is free for students who complete the program. However, all students are required to pay for their ALEKS placement assessment, which is $25 due on the day of the ALEKS assessment. Please note that if a student signs up and does not complete the program, the student's account will be charged $220.
Math Bridge Session (Summer 2018)
It was a wonderful experience and I feel that I have learned material that will not be forgotten. I feel more prepared for college because at the same time I got to see the school more and interact with other college students.
Math Bridge Participant
The Math Bridge Program is offered:
Bridge for College Algebra
- Summer Session II (June 4–July 6) — 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
- Summer Session II (June 4–July 6) — 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
- Summer Session III (July 9–August 10) — 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
- Summer Session III (July 9–August 10) — 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Bridge for Pre-Calculus
- June 18-August 10 — 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
- June 18-August 10—1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Computer labs on campus, room assignments are given on the first day of the program.
Please note that students should apply for the bridge that corresponds with the credit bearing math course that is linked to their major.
The enrollment and support of the program is free for students who complete the program. However, all students are required to pay for their ALEKS placement assessment, which is $25 due before they enroll in the Math Bridge Program. Please note that if a student signs up and does not complete the program, the student account will be charged $220.
Free ALEKS proctoring & Math Bridge Info Session
We are offering free proctoring for the ALEKS assessment at UNLV. Spots are limited so sign up quick! Take the ALEKS assessment to see which math class you place into.
*Initial $25 ALEKS exam fee still applies.
Sign up here for ALEKS proctoring!
How Do I Know If I've been Accepted?
All correspondence pertinent to your acceptance into the program will be sent to your active Rebelmail account.
What do I Need?
Must bring writing utensils and notebook, and an enthusiasm for learning!
Math Learning Center
Join Our Team!
The Academic Success Center (ASC) Math Bridge team consists of UNLV students who are knowledgeable in mathematics and are able to explain concepts clearly to students. They are expected to monitor student progress, actively engage students in the learning process, assist with the transition from high school to college, and be available for questions.
If you are interested in being part of the Math Bridge team, there are three positions available: tutor, team leader, and a student-worker who will do marketing and communication for math bridge. These roles are integral parts in each of the Math Bridge Programs - Bridge to College Algebra & Bridge to Pre-Calculus.