EAGLE START Bridge Program

Eagle Start is a great opportunity to launch your college career, build a strong academic foundation for your future and ease the transition between high school and college. The summer program prepares students who are eager to start their college careers in a supportive and structured environment designed to ensure their success.

"Being a part of the Summer Bridge Program has been monumental in my success so far. It has allowed me to feel confident as I go into a different chapter in my life, and it has allowed me to meet new people that will always be around to help when needed."

– Quentin White

Program highlights

  • Free tuition and fees
  • Free laptop for successfully completing the program
  • Full access to Wake Tech resources and services
  • Free tutoring and success coaching
  • Career coaching
  • Connect with key faculty, staff and administrators


  • TBA


  • High school GPA of less than 2.2
  • GED score of less than 145 on any part of the exam

Application process

Students must complete the following steps to be considered for the program:

  • Must be admitted to Wake Tech. Apply now.
  • Complete the Eagle Start application (available March 1, 2023)

Program requirements

  • Confirm your plans to attend
  • Attend a welcome session (date TBA)
  • Attend all in-person classes on campus Monday through Thursday

Questions? Let's connect: [email protected]