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Math Bridge

Incoming UNLV students who wish to place into higher level math courses can participate in the Math Bridge Program. This program is designed to help students receive the placement scores needed to enroll into their desired classes, as well as gain the skills and confidence needed to succeed in college-level mathematics. This program combines online learning through customized modules with instruction and support from Math Bridge Facilitators who help students increase understanding of core math concepts and overcome math anxiety. Students are also introduced to various campus resources and peers to help build a strong foundation for success at UNLV. The Math Bridge Program is offered during Summer Session II, Summer Session III, and the Fall Semester as a 0-credit course.

Most students who participate in Math Bridge find success in raising their ALEKS score to their goal level, which allows them to enroll in a different 100-level math course for their desired major.

The ASC Fall Math Bridge Program/Math 5 (0-credit) is a recently launched pilot program that is uniquely designed to help students engage in Math during the interim phases when students are unable to enroll in Fall credit-bearing math courses due to the sections being filled. This program offers student skills maintenance and development through online learning using customized modules that are focused on providing students opportunities to practice their math skills (e.g., keeping their math skills sharp).

I would highly recommend this [Math Bridge] program to anyone who has doubted their math skills and is looking forward to becoming great at math. The thing I loved most was how well the facilitators assisted me in progressing throughout the program. They helped me enhance my math skills, ensuring I was confident enough to do it myself without the need of anyone's help.

Bryanna R., Former Math Bridge Participant

Math Bridge takes place during the summer and offers different session dates for students to choose from. There are two tracks available to students: College Algebra (124) and Calculus (181) tracks. These tracks ensure the math concepts students are learning are in accordance with the math class needed for their major. The track a student is enrolled in is determined by the major listed on a student’s UNLV records. Students receive the same level of support regardless of the track they are in.

For a detailed breakdown of math course requirements for each UNLV major, click here. Be sure to check with your advisor on the math course requirement needed for your major(s) if you are unsure.

Our program utilizes a combination of online platforms and features asynchronous and synchronous learning opportunities. Students begin by taking the ALEKS math assessment which evaluates their mastery skills in different math concepts. Using their results, ALEKS then customizes learning modules unique to that student, and students work on these modules throughout their time in Math Bridge. Visit the Math Placement page for more information regarding ALEKS Lesson videos, assignments and any materials needed for Math Bridge are provided to students in Canvas (WebCampus). Students receive tutoring through Zoom, a platform used for video conferencing.

Math Bridge Program

Place Into a Different Math Course

You will receive tools to help you increase your ALEKS score, which in return can help you place into a different math course desired for your major. By placing in your desired math course, you bypass having to take a corequisite course at the same time. This means you save time and money!

Gain Confidence in Your Math and Study Skills

  • 89% of students who completed Math Bridge said they felt confident in their math abilities (2022).
  • 93% of students who completed Math Bridge said they felt confident in their ability to study for college-level classes (2022).

Work With Our Facilitators

Our Math Bridge Facilitators allow for specialized attention as well as the chance to work in small groups. They also help address problem areas such as proper note-taking, lack of study skills, and test anxiety.

Become Tech-Savvy

Students in Math Bridge are instructed in common software UNLV uses for online courses and resources on campus.

Build Community

Students are also able to meet and interact with their peers and become familiar with the UNLV campus before courses start in the fall semester.

Both summer sessions take place for five weeks. Students are enrolled in the track that coordinates with their major. Each track reflects specific math topics covered for their major.

Session College Algebra (124) Track Calculus (181) Track
Summer Session II  (June 10 - July 12)

MATH 120, 124, 120E+20B, 124E+24B

MATH 126, 127, 128, 132, 181, 126E+26B

Summer Session III (July 15 - August 16)

MATH 120, 124, 120E+20B, 124E+24B

MATH 126, 127, 128, 132, 181, 126E+26B

Math 5 (Fall 2024)

MATH 120, 124, 120E+20B, 124E+24B

MATH 126, 127, 128, 132, 181, 126E+26B

Students are eligible to participate if they meet the following criteria:

  • Must be an incoming/first year student
    • Transfer or returning students who are interested are still encouraged to apply. If seats are available, the Math Bridge team will do its best to accommodate these students into the program
  • Must have the following ACT/SAT Scores
    • College Algebra (124) track students: ACT math score below 22 or SAT math score below 530
    • Calculus (181) track students: ACT math score below 28 or SAT math score below 650
  • Must take ALEKS math placement test
    • Students have to complete at least two ALEKS assessments in Math Bridge to determine their 100-level math class enrollment eligibility 
  • Must have access to a computer/laptop, microphone, web camera, and internet
    • Students need access to a computer/laptop, microphone, web camera, and internet. Students in need of technology equipment can still apply and indicate their technology needs within the application. 
  • Must be able to meet the time requirements for the program
    • Because Math Bridge is a blend of asynchronous and synchronous learning opportunities, students must have flexibility to join tutoring, office hours, meetings, and presentations during synchronous days/times throughout the week.
    • Several components of Math Bridge are self paced, meaning students can work on their assignments on their own time each day. Per day, students can anticipate spending about 1 hour on Math Bridge related activities. Per week, students can anticipate spending 5-7 hours completing program requirements. The variation in time depends on the amount of time a student spends on Math Bridge related activities.
    • Activities such as Canvas assignments and ALEKS modules are asynchronous, meaning students can complete them on their own time each day. Activities involving tutoring, presentations, office hours, and meetings are synchronous, meaning students join virtually on scheduled days and times.
  • Must officially be declared for their preferred major
    • If a student wants to change their major before the start of the fall semester, they must contact their college advising center to discuss the steps on how to change their major. Math Bridge cannot change majors for students. Until a student’s major is officially changed and reflected in their student records, the major that is currently listed is what is used to determine the track they participate in.

Math Bridge is for students who have been admitted to UNLV and will be attending in the Fall semester following their participation in the program. Students who have already participated in Math Bridge are not eligible to enroll. Eligibility is reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Please email the Math Bridge team for questions about eligibility.

The Math Bridge Program is free (no additional cost) for eligible UNLV students. All participating students are expected to complete the program.

Technology Accommodations

Students must indicate on their application that they need a laptop in order to participate in Summer Math Bridge. The team will do their best to provide students with technology resources. Please indicate your need for technology accommodations in your application.

Disability Resource Center (DRC) Accommodations

It is our priority to ensure all students have a positive experience in Math Bridge. Any student needing accommodations must first contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC). Due to FERPA (confidentiality rights), Math Bridge cannot inquire about a student’s record therefore, the student must inform the DRC about their participation in Math Bridge. The DRC team can then inform Math Bridge about the accommodations the student is able to receive while participating in the program.

Please visit the DRC website for more information regarding DRC accommodations.


Attendance is mandatory for all synchronous Math Bridge related activities and meetings. Synchronous activities and meetings can include but are not limited to tutoring, office hours, and attending presentations. Because Math Bridge is a five week summer experience, students must fulfill all program requirements. Students who do not meet the satisfactory point value for the program are subject to a fee of up to $220.


All Math Bridge activities and meetings are conducted virtually. Students are required to have their camera and audio on, participate and engage in all activities.

Learning Environment

When attending a virtual Math Bridge activity or meeting, students must join from a distraction-free environment. Students should avoid joining while working, running errands, driving, etc.

Completion of Requirements

Math Bridge is no cost to students who fulfill all program requirements. Students must complete assignments according to their due dates. Students receive periodic progress updates and support from Math Bridge Facilitators to ensure their success in the program.

Respect for Diversity

One of the highlights of the Math Bridge experience is meeting peers with diverse backgrounds, interests, and perspectives. It is expected that students respect the differences of their peers and refrain from using language that diminishes the morale of the Math Bridge experience.

Academic Integrity and Misconduct

Cheating of any kind is not permitted in the Math Bridge program or at UNLV. Students are required to follow all proctoring requirements for ALEKS placement exams to ensure a valid score is recorded. Math Bridge is set up to help you receive access to resources and support in order to be successful. A violation of academic misconduct policies will be reported. To learn more, visit the Student Academic Misconduct Policy page.

The Math Bridge program makes it really easy to ask for assistance. Math Bridge encourages different learning styles. I had some students who struggled learning online, so there was an in-person option. I had students who were shy in a classroom environment, so I offered one-on-one tutoring. Math Bridge helps a lot of students reach their goals and their desired class for their degree.

Dolce R., Former Math Bridge Facilitator





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