NYU SPS Career
Pathways Bridge Program

About The Bridge Program

Jumpstart your academic and professional career with a free associate degree from NYU SPS Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies, plus:

  • Work-based learning and paid internship experiences
  • 2-year scholarship
  • Early credit courses
  • Cohort-style college and career readiness seminar
  • Career exploration workshops
  • Academic advising
  • Peer mentoring
  • Stipends for commuting, course supplies and emergencies
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“I want to create a stable and successful career. Being a part of NYU SPS and the Bridge Program, I'm able to get a degree, explore outside my comfort zone and gain new knowledge and experiences."

Yuleysi Mosquea, '23 Bridge Fellow- Applied Associate Degree in Liberal Arts

Our Students

Muhsin Tcheifa

'23 Bridge Fellow- Applied Associate Degree in Information Systems Management (IT)
“The Bridge Program's mission of balancing both real-world experience and academics will benefit me greatly. I can do my apprenticeship at Amazon as well as continue my education at a higher level. Knowing that there is someone I can turn to for guidance and support when I’m making important decisions or facing challenges increases my confidence while navigating my career and academic journey.”
Muhsin Tcheifa
Belinda Dominguez Mendez

Belinda Dominguez Mendez

'23 Bridge Fellow- Applied Associate Degree in Business
"In addition to building my own eyelash technician business, I'm passionate about seeking change for my community and creating a brighter future."

Isiah Rosario

'23 Bridge Fellow- Applied Associate Degree in Liberal Arts
"I'm motivated about creating a fresh and vibrant community within the Bridge Program. I have the opportunity to establish the foundation and set an example for upcoming students in the future."
Isiah Rosario
Jian Liu

Jian Liu

Math Faculty - Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies
“What’s particularly heartwarming is the genuine engagement and mutual support that has developed within our class. Students actively collaborate, helping each other understand complex math concepts.”
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Over 80% Identify as First Generation College Students
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100% Work Part-Time
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100% Receive Pell and TAP Funding

Apply Now

The application for the Fall 2024 Career Pathways Bridge Program is open! Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis.

Admissions Criteria
  • Must be eligible to receive full or nearly full Pell and TAP funding
  • High school GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Recent high school graduate
  • Final decision contingent upon passing NYU SPS Math and Writing placement exams
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Don’t know where to start or have questions about your application?

Join us for virtual office hours:

If you are a prospective student who wants to experience campus at NYU SPS, fill out this form!

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Contact Us

If you are a student or high school administrator with general questions, email us at sps.pathways@nyu.edu.

If you are a funder, CBO or corporate organization interested in engaging with our students, please email Ally Margolis, Director of Career Pathways Innovation & Public Policy, at aem683@nyu.edu.

Thank You

Thank you to our funders for their generous donations and commitment to the work we do.

  • Amazon
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • The James and Judith K Dimon Foundation
  • The Schultz Family Foundation

If you would like to get involved, have general questions, or want to learn more, email us at sps.pathways@nyu.edu with any questions!

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Thank you for supporting our students!

The cost of a high-quality education and meaningful college experience goes beyond tuition and fees. Your generous donation will provide our students with:

  • Paid internships in public sector and community service positions that often go unpaid. 

  • Social capital-building experiences such as company site visits, panel discussions with industry leaders, job shadows, and mock interviews. 

  • College-and-career readiness workshops and mentorship programming.

  • Study abroad courses with exploration of communities around the world through action research and direct service work. 

  • Scholarships for continued learning so associate degree students who have financial barriers, yet want to pursue a bachelor's degree can do so.

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Donate today or contact us at sps.pathways@nyu.edu to learn more about how you can support the Career Pathways Bridge Program.

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Spread the word about the Career Pathways Bridge Program with your friends, colleagues, students, and anyone in your network!

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