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Dual Enrollment in Partnership with Bridge Builders®

Are you a member of the Bridge Builders® Collaborate Program?
Are you a junior or senior in high school?


Then you can earn three hours of college credit this year by fulfilling your Bridge Builder® requirements.

Through Christian Brothers University’s partnership with Bridge Builders® you are afforded the opportunity to receive college credit simply by being a member of the Bridge Builder® Collaborate Program and completing the requirements. This opportunity is for all rising junior and senior Bridge Builders® Collaborate members who meet CBU’s requirements and apply for the CBU Dual Enrollment Program. This means you could start college with up to six college credits (3 credits per academic year).

Bridge Builders®

Bridge Builders® is a year-round leadership training program to advance justice in the mid-south. Their mission is to develop among students a group of future leaders who can lay aside individual, social, economic, and cultural differences and work for the benefit of all. You can learn more about Bridge Builders® and apply to their program on the BRIDGES website.

Application Procedure

Only complete applications will be reviewed for eligibility. Incomplete applications, including those missing signatures, official transcripts, tuition/fee, or requested information will not be processed. The student will be notified of the missing items. It is the student's responsibility to request transcripts, scores, and signatures from the appropriate schools or offices.

  • Complete and return the Christian Brothers University Dual Enrollment Application to CBU by October 1st.
  • Pay the $85.00 non-refundable service fee and return with application. (Please make checks payable to Christian Brothers University and list your student’s name in the memo line.)
  • Sign up for the TSAC Dual Enrollment Grant for the spring semester (TN residents) or pay the $300.00 tuition fee (MS/AR residents). TSAC Grant Walkthrough Guide (.pdf)
  • Send official high school transcript(s) (with final grades) from high school(s) directly to CBU.
  • Send official test scores from high school or testing agency directly to CBU.
  • Send official college transcripts to CBU if you have credit from another college (dual credit, governor’s school credit, etc.).

All paperwork can be sent to:

Dual Enrollment, Box 341

Christian Brothers University

650 East Parkway South

Memphis, TN 38104

Admission Requirements

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in high school course work
  • ACT score of 21 or higher (preferred) or SAT of 990 (Critical Reading + Math) or higher
  • 18 PLAN/100 PSAT (Critical Reading + Math) (only if ACT/SAT has not been taken)
  • 2.75 college GPA (if applicable)

Application Deadline

All items must be post marked on or before October 1.
Please note that most September ACT scores will not get here by the October 1 deadline and therefore they cannot be used for admissions.

Tuition and Fees

For eligible students the TSAC Dual Enrollment Grant pays the $300.00 tuition fee. Most Tennessee residents will qualify regardless of income. You can view the eligibility requirements on the TSAC website.

  • $300.00 tuition fee
  • $85.00 non-refundable service fee

Program Acceptance

Please note that eligibility for the Bridge Builders® Collaborate Program does not guarantee eligibility or acceptance into the CBU Dual Enrollment Program. You will be notified in late October or early November of your Dual Enrollment application status.

Courses

You do not have any additional meeting requirements other than those prescribed by Bridge Builders®. There are no textbooks, no homework, and no additional meetings at CBU.

Junior Bridge Builders®
MGMT 250: Leadership and Diversity
The intensive, year-long program is designed to develop leadership and interpersonal skills with the goal of informing positive social attitudes regarding the desirability and value of diversity in the community and the importance of community action. Topics include: leadership, civic responsibility, trust, problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, conflict resolution and human relations.

Senior Bridge Builders®
MGMT 251: Leadership and Service
The intensive, year-long program will provide students with an opportunity to design and implement a major service project at a local high school. Students will provide leadership for the project by: conducting a needs assessment; identifying a specific need to address in their project; design, staff and implement the project; evaluate the effectiveness of the project; and, present their results to the community.

Grades

Students will earn a letter grade based on their participation in the Collaborate program requirements, including but not limited to: summer conference, core trainings, and elective trainings. All grades will be final on April 30.

For more information contact us at dual@cbu.edu or (901) 321-4416.