Bridge Program


AUM Bridge Program

Frequently Asked Questions

If after reading the information below, you have any questions or concerns regarding the Bridge Program, please do not hesitate to call Sissy Speirs at (334) 244-3473.

What are placement tests and why do I have to take them?

AUM relies upon standardized test scores in order to place you into the most appropriate course for your intended major. National tests such as the ACT, SAT, or GED are typically referenced when determining your class schedule. Some students are required to take AUM placement tests due to a variety of reasons. Please understand that these placement policies are designed to support you and to provide you with the best opportunity to succeed academically. We are committed to your success through graduation; therefore, we take great care in determining the most appropriate class for you based upon your test scores. 

In general:

  • Your English course placement will be determined by your ACT or SAT if you have taken either test within the last 3 years.
  • If you have not completed an ACT or SAT within the last 3 years you are required to take the AUM English Placement Test
    • There is no charge for the English Placement Test
    • The test takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.
    • For more information contact Dr. Elizabeth Woodworth via email at
    • Visit the Placement Testing page for times at which the test is offered.
  • You are required to take a math assessment if:
    • You have not taken the ACT or SAT within the last 3 years, or
    • Your ACT score within the last 3 year was 19 or below, or
    • Your SAT score within the last 3 years was 539 or below
  • Visit the Math Placement Testing page for times at which the test is offered.
  • There is a $10.00 fee for the math placement test.
  • For more information contact: Freida Warren at 334-244-3721 or via email at 

What additional courses can I take during Bridge?

Bridge students can enroll in College Success, Math, English and/or Wellness up to 13 credit hours.  In order to focus on success in these subjects, Bridge students are not allowed to take additional courses during their Bridge semester.

Are there scholarships for the Bridge Program?

There are no scholarships for the Bridge Program. However, students may apply for Financial Aid through the traditional FAFSA processes. FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. In order to receive federal financial aid for Summer Bridge courses, you must complete the 2012-2013 application process by mid-April. You will then fill out a separate 2012-2013 application if you desire to receive aid for classes you may take in the Fall 2013 semester. More information regarding the FAFSA may be found on the web at: or call the AUM  Financial Aid Office at 334-244-3571.