Math Bridge Program


*Must pay to complete registration. Scroll the bottom of the page to pay online.

Registration Deadline EXTENDED: Aug. 4, 2021

If  you are living on campus - early arrival deadline is July 1.

You must fill out an Early Arrival Request Form.


About Math Bridge

“Engineering Math Bridge” is an intensive algebra and trigonometry review program for beginning freshman engineering students. As an incoming freshman, this program is designed to help you:

  • Assess your math background and prepare for Calculus
  • Enhance your student skills
  • Develop problem-solving strategies
  • Experience cooperative learning in a college environment
  • Review and prepare to take or re-take the Math Place Exam (MPE) (given on the last day of the program (optional))

Who should attend?

Any student planning on majoring in Engineering at USA who has placed in MA 110, MTH 100, MA 112, MA 113, or MA 125 who would like to review their math skills and potentially move up one math level is encouraged to attend Math Bridge.

Space is limited to 45 students, don’t wait. The online registration form is at the bottom of the page.

How do I Know?

All incoming freshmen and transfer students who have not taken a college-level math class will be placed in a math course based on their Math ACT score. Students without ACT scores or previous math credit will be required to take the Math Placement Exam which is offered only through the Math Department. This exam is free (may have ProctorU fees associated with it), but can only be taken one time. However, students who participate in Math Bridge and have taken the placement exam are allowed to take it a second time upon completing the Math Bridge Program.

Program Dates: Monday, August 9th - Friday, August 13th

The Bridge Program will be held the week before classes begin in August. The program will begin on Monday, Aug. 9th at 8:00 a.m. and end each day (excluding Friday, Aug. 13th) at 5:00 p.m.

Instruction and study sessions will take place from 8:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday with breaks for breakfast and lunch. Friday morning students will either take or retake the Math Placement Exam. Students who improve to a new math level will be assisted in changing their schedules Friday afternoon.

Where Will I Stay?

If you intend to live on campus when classes begin, you are able to move into your residence hall early. You must complete the Early Arrival Request Form by July 1, 2021. If you are not living on campus, you do not need to fill out the Early Arrival Request Form. You are welcome to drive to Shelby Hall each day.

Program Costs:

The cost of the Math Bridge Program is $100.00.

  • Breakfast and lunch the whole week
  • Study Guide & materials
  • Instruction
  • Early Housing Charges
  • Reimbursement for the ProctorU fee (upon submission of receipt) 

Students who complete the Math Bridge Program will receive a graphing calculator and an FE approved calculator. Both will be appropriate for use in many of their classes.

Calculator Models: TI-84 Plus CE (value: $139.00) and TI-30XIIS

Math Placement Information

For Placement In:


Students with College level Math Credit?

MA 125

≥27 | ≥665 | 90-100

MA 113* or MA 115 *+

MA 113

≥24 | ≥590 | 80-89

MA 112* or Equivalent

MA 112

≥22 | ≥560 | 70-79


MA 112 & MTH 100

≥18 | ≥500 | 60-69


MA 110

<18 | <500 | <60


*Students must earn a "C" or better to fulfill prerequisite requirements.
*+ MA 115: Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry is an accelerated review course covering material in both MA 112 and MA 113.

Registration Deadline for 2021 Math Bridge Program has been extended to Aug. 4, 2021. Registration fees and registration must be completed by this date.

Online Payment System: Math Bridge Online Payment System. 

***Housing Deadline is July 1st***