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College Bridge Program

    Congratulations on your decision to attend an Oklahoma college or university this fall. Oklahoma GEAR UP is committed to helping our students succeed in college. College freshman who participate in college orientation/bridge programs generally have greater success in college. Because of this, OK GEAR UP will reimburse the cost of college orientation/college bridge programs for students who graduate from one of our 24 designated school districts and attend an OKLAHOMA COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY.

To be eligible for reimbursement:
  • Students must graduate in May and begin college in the fall semester immediately following high school graduation. (For example, graduate May 2016, begin college August 2016.)
  • GEAR UP will reimburse the student account at the college/university. Students should see a credit on their account in the fall semester. Please be patient as this may take a few months to process.
  • GEAR UP will only reimburse the costs for college bridge/orientation programs at an Oklahoma college and/or university. We will not reimburse costs for out-of-state colleges or universities.
  • A list of Oklahoma colleges and universities that charge a fee for attending college orientation programs on their campus is provided below. Please choose "other" if you are attending an interdisciplinary or department orientation program at one of our Oklahoma colleges/universities or one of our Oklahoma private universities/ colleges and then list the name of the college and orientation you are attending (ex. OSU College of Engineering Orientation Program).

If OTHER is selected from the list below, please tell us the name of the OKLAHOMA college/university and orientation program you are attending.
* Student Telephone Number: Input Student Telephone Number

Please contact Edra Thrower, ethrower@osrhe.edu, 405.225.9198, if you have any questions or need additional assistance.