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 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?

Complete the CSM PRESS application by June 24, 2024.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and assigned prep courses will be sent out to accepted students’ KSU email by July 3rd. Accepted students must confirm their participation by responding to the acceptance email by July 10th.


    • Quantitative Reasoning (MATH 1001)
    • College Algebra (MATH 1111)
    • Precalculus (MATH 1113)
    • Calculus 1 (MATH 1190)
    • Calculus 2 (MATH 2022)
    • Intro Biology 1 (BIOL 1107)
    • Intro Chemistry 1 (CHEM 1211)
    • Intro Chemistry 2 (CHEM 1212)
  • For 2024, all sessions will take place on the Kennesaw Campus.

    • Week 1 prep courses will take place Monday-Thursday July 22nd - 25th from 8:30am – 2:30pm.  
    • Week 2 prep courses will take place Monday-Thursday July 29th - August 1st 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 2024, 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 (PDF).  

    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.

    • Is there a cost? 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.
    • Will housing be provided? Unfortunately, we are not able to offer housing or assistance with housing at this time.
    • Who is eligible to participate? Participants must be KSU students (incoming freshmen, transfer, continuing, returning) who are registered to take a science or mathematics course for the fall semester.
    • Is PRESS offered at night or on the weekend? At this time, PRESS is only offered in person Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-2:30pm, during the dates listed above. Students must be available for the entire week.
    • Do I get credit for this? No. PRESS is a preview/review of material in preparation for specific science or mathematics courses.


For any questions, please email