The College of Science and Mathematics' Problem-solving, Reasoning, and Engagement for Student Success (PRESS) Summer Bridge Program gives incoming first year students a strong start for their fall science and mathematics courses through enhancing students’ understanding of concepts needed for success. Program participants will:

  • Preview/review material and make concept connections in preparation for fall science or mathematics courses
  • Have active, engaging experiences doing science and mathematics
  • Learn with peers – work in small groups discussing and solving problems
  • Receive personalized support from faculty, peer mentors, and academic advisors
  • Explore KSU
  • Engage in fun, social activities with other students
  • Receive KSU swag

How do I apply?

The CSM PRESS application is now closed. Acceptance notifications will go out on a rolling basis. Most students will be notified by July 1st. Final notices will be sent by July 12, 2023.


    • Quantitative Reasoning (MATH 1001)
    • College Algebra (MATH 1111)
    • Precalculus (MATH 1113)
    • Calculus 1 (MATH 1190)
    • Calculus 2 (MATH 2202)
    • Introductory Biology 1 (BIOL 1107)
    • Introductory Physics 1 (PHYS 1111)
    • Principles of Chemistry 1 (CHEM 1211)
    • Principles of Chemistry 2 (CHEM 1212)
  • For 2023, all sessions will take place on the Kennesaw Campus.

    • Week 1 prep courses will take place Monday-Thursday July 24 - 27th from 8:30am – 2:30pm.  
    • Week 2 prep courses will take place Monday-Thursday July 31st - August 3rd from 8:30am – 2:30pm.

    Students must be available for the entire week. You may take at most one course each week. PRESS includes lunch and social activities.

  • For 2023, all sessions will take place on the Kennesaw Campus.

    Participants may be dropped off on Paulding Avenue in front of the Science Building (370 Paulding Ave NW; Kennesaw, GA 30144), C11 on the campus map.  

    See parking information if there is a need to park on campus. If you are an incoming student that has already completed your parking requirements through orientation, you should have access to parking on campus during that time in your designated parking area.

  • There is no cost to participate in PRESS.  Lunch and social activities will be provided. This is not a residential program, so housing is not provided.
  • Unfortunately, we are not able to offer housing or assistance with housing at this time.
  • Participants must be KSU students (incoming freshmen, transfer, continuing, returning) who are registered to take a science or mathematics course for the fall semester.



CSM PRESS participants may choose to take the ACCUPLACER or ALEKS placement assessment on Friday, July 28th or Friday, August 4th with a test start time at 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, or 1pm.

  • ACCUPLACER Location: KSU Center, West Entrance
  • ALEKS Location: MS 012 (Kennesaw Campus)

**Note that all fees for the ACCUPLACER and ALEKS will be paid by the CSM PRESS Summer Bridge Program.


If you have any questions about how to apply or why you should consider getting involved, please email Dr. Kadian M. Callahan