BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The excitement and reality of college is starting to dawn on LSU's incoming freshmen, but for nearly 200 of these future Tigers, the path to entering LSU is a unique one. This year marks the beginning of the Tiger Bridge program, which allows students who didn't quite make the grades for admission into LSU to still take part in the LSU experience.
Students invited to participate in this program will take an entire year of classes at Baton Rouge Community College. But, while they are taking classes at BRCC, they will live on LSU's campus and have access to LSU resources.
They must complete 30 transferable credit-hours of class work and maintain a 2.5 GPA. Then, students are automatically transferred to LSU for their second year. The Tiger Bridge program is an innovative project that will foster a strong bond between two campuses that can only serve to benefit the community, while also helping high school seniors realize their dreams of being an LSU Tiger.