Northern Colorado Bridges to Baccalaureate (B2B)

Bridges to Baccalaureate (B2B) is a partnership program between Colorado State University (CSU) and Front Range Community College (FRCC) to help students transfer smoothly from the community college to CSU or other 4-year institution. Although the primary FRCC campus is Larimer Campus in Fort Collins, all current FRCC students are eligible to participate.

Who does B2B serve?

B2B serves FRCC students who are interested in studying science and have intention to transfer to a 4-year university or college and obtain a bachelor’s degree. Students who plan to attend CSU are best served, but B2B also works with students who have interests in transferring elsewhere. B2B is funded by the National Institutes of Health in a special effort to support underrepresented students who have interests in biomedical or psychological sciences. The program is free of charge to all students.

Benefits at Front Range Community College:

  • Regular one-on-one advising with the Student Success Coach who knows a lot about CSU
  • Registering for classes that will for sure transfer to CSU as you expect them to
  • Unique classes offered at FRCC Larimer that help you stay on track once you transfer to CSU
  • Workshops to train you on how to research in a science lab
  • Programs and events at FRCC and CSU to facilitate networking with CSU scientists, researchers, and students
  • Assistance with application to CSU for admission and financial aid
  • Qualification for an opportunity to do paid summertime research at CSU
  • Tutoring

Benefits once you transfer to CSU:

  • You’re part of a special co-hort of students who have FRCC and science interests in common
  • Additional advising on navigating the new system and transitioning to being a University scholar
  • Help with connecting to your department advisor, professors, and research labs
  • Advice and help from peer mentors who have done exactly what you’re doing
  • Events to help you connect to CSU socially and academically

Helpful links

Sign up to be in B2B (FRCC students) – Your first step in giving FRCC and CSU permission to use your information and share it between the two institutions. Step two is to fill out a release form available at FRCC.

B2B @ CSU – Information and events exclusively for CSU students who once attended FRCC

Summer REU information – 10-week paid summertime research positions available in 2019. Application open from February 1 – March 1, 2019.

Apply to CSU – Admissions information and online applications. Preferred application deadline for Fall 2019: February 1, 2018

CSU costs – Click here to better understand tuition and fees at CSU

Scholarships – Student Financial Services’ overview, with FAQs and the application to the CSU scholarship pool. Annual application deadline: March 1

FRCC B2B homepage

 

Contact

If you’re a current or prospective FRCC student, contact Erin Pitts at FRCC to find out more: erin.pitts@frontrange.edu or (970) 204-8636.

If you’re a prospective or new CSU transfer student, contact Heather Matthews at CSU: heather.matthews@colostate.edu or (970) 491-0266.

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