Academic Bridge Program

Academic Bridge offers students extra support and encouragement as they make their transition from high school to college life. We work specifically with Denver Scholarship Foundation scholars (who are not admitted into the CHE program), Independent students, and select first generation students. We provide support in selecting majors and minors, schedule building, college study skills, tutoring referrals, career exploration, and overall transitioning from high school to college.

Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF)

Students coming from a Denver Public School are eligible for the DSF Scholarship and must apply as a senior in high school to be eligible. In order to maintain eligibility, DSF scholars must meet objectives required to stay in good standing with the Denver Scholarship Foundation. Some of these requirements include check in meetings with academic coaches. DSF objectives and requirements can be found here:

Independent Student

Students who are identified through the Office of Financial Aid as being Independent. In addition to academic support, Independent students also have access to our supplies closet which includes school supplies, personal items, and basic need items. We receive support throughout the year and encourage students to take advantage of this service when needed.

How do I know I am Independent Student?

  1. At any time since you were 13, were both your parents deceased, were you in foster care, or were you a dependent or ward of the court
  2. Are you or were you an emancipated minor as determined by a court in your state of legal residence
  3. Are you or were you in legal guardianship determined by the court in your state of legal residence
  4. At any time did your high school or school district homeless liaison determine that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless
  5. At any time did the director of an emergency shelter or transitional housing program funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development determine that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless

First Generation Students (Referred by the CHE program)

If neither of your parents graduated from a 4 year college or university you are considered a first generation college student. First generation students who apply to the Center for Human Enrichment but are not eligible for services may request support through Academic Bridge. Academic Bridge also works with other first generation students who are referred by other campus offices.


Adam Alirez
Academic Coach
Michener L-116

Candise Romero
Graduate Assistant
Michener L-116


Contact Us

  • Phone: 970-351-1933
  • or 970-351-2868
  • Fax: 970-351-2697


University of Northern Colorado

Campus Box 79

501 20th Street

Greeley, CO 80639

Office Location

  • James A. Michener Library
  • Room L149