Apply to the BRIDGE Program

Application Process and Deadline

The application for the 2023 summer program, which takes place June 25 - July 22, will be available this winter (late 2022/early 2023) . The full application process is outlined below; please read through carefully.

1. Application & Supplements 

First, you must submit a complete application that includes all of the items listed below. The recommendations and transcript can be submitted online or can be mailed to us in an envelope signed and sealed by your recommenders. We recommend submitting online if possible, to ensure your application will be received and processed as quickly as possible.

  • Completed and signed application (available this winter)
  • 500 word essay—once you submit your online application, you will be emailed instructions on submitting the essay.
  • High School Counselor Recommendation (your counselor can submit online or by mail)
  • Teacher Recommendation (your teacher can submit online or by mail)
  • Pastoral Recommendation (your recommender can submit online or by mail)
  • Official High School Transcript (ask your school to submit online or to mail it in a sealed envelope)

Your application will not be considered complete until we have received all of the above items! Please take careful note of the application deadline (which will be posted here once the application is available) and make sure all materials are submitted by that date in order to guarantee full consideration of your application.

If you or your recommenders are mailing any of your application materials, please mail them to:

BRIDGE Academic Leadership Program
c/o Wheaton College Admissions Office
501 College Avenue
Wheaton, Illinois 60187

2. Interview 

After the application deadline, your application will be reviewed and a select group of students will be invited to participate in the interview process, the second step of the application process. More details regarding the interview round will be shared throughout the application process.

If you have any questions about the application process, do not hesitate to reach out to us at or (800) 222-2419. We are excited to receive your application!