Bridge to Independence – Degree program

Nicholls State University

UPDATED: May 26, 2021

Bridge to Independence – Degree program is designed to provide add-on services to help students with ASD successfully transition to college life and further develop their social skills and campus friendships. To qualify for the program, students will first need to apply and be accepted to Nicholls based on admission requirements (such as GPA, ACT scores and high school curriculum).

Degree program students who participate in the Bridge program will:

  • Attend weekly social skill seminars
  • Receive systematic monitoring of their academic, behavioral and social performance
  • Be provided with academic coaches and peer mentors to help them successfully progress toward earning their college degree
  • Receive liaison services between the Bridge program and their faculty members
  • Participate in campus activities and organizations
  • Receive assistance coordinating any necessary student or academic services such as counseling or tutoring
  • Languages:
  • English
  • Insurances Accepted:
  • Call for Fee
  • No Insurance Accepted


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