Designed for a select group of academically talented freshmen, the Bridge to Clemson University program is a distinctive academic transfer program available by invitation only. Students must first apply for freshman admission to Clemson to receive consideration for the program. Beginning with a strong first year academic experience at Tri-County Technical College (four miles from the Clemson campus), the Bridge program includes targeted academic advising, student support services and a student life component — all of which are designed to help student succeed in meeting Bridge academic requirements and transferring to Clemson. Advisers from both institutions assist students with selecting courses that transfer to Clemson. The successful collaboration between Tri-County Technical College (TCTC) and Clemson allows students to make progress in their intended Clemson major during their freshman year at TCTC while preparing to enroll at Clemson beginning their sophomore year. The Bridge program staff at both TCTC and Clemson are committed to providing students with the educational tools and services they need to succeed.