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Degree Program Admissions

Bridge Program

Looking to turn your vocational certificate into a degree? The Sessions College bridge program enables graduates of Sessions College vocational programs (Professional and Advanced Certificate) to apply up to 24 credits towards an Associate Degree program, and up to 12 credits towards an Undergraduate Certificate program.

Students who have any credits earned from other colleges may apply to transfer these too, up to a maximum credit transfer of 50% of program credits. See Credit Transfer Policy.

Who Is Eligible?

In order to be eligible for the bridge program, you need to have graduated a Sessions College Professional or Advanced Certificate program. You need to have enrolled after May 1, 2011. Your grades and portfolio of work must be outstanding and meet the standards expected of degree level students. Applications will be evaluated on an individual basis.

What are the Program Benefits?

You can apply up to 21 credits from your Professional or Advanced Certificate to an Associate Degree. Students with prior credits from other college studies (such as General Education courses) may only be 3-4 semesters from completing the program. With its rigorous discussions, projects, and critiques, the degree program rounds out your education. It’s the perfect capstone to your Sessions College studies.

How Do I Apply?

Being a bridge program applicant has some benefits:

  • Submitting a portfolio is optional. You can submit work samples or ask us to evaluate your prior Sessions College work.
  • You may also be able to apply college credits from another institution for a maximum credit transfer of 36 credits.
Bridge Student Myriam Keaton

Did you know? Sessions College offers a Bridge Program scholarship.

What Are My Next Steps?


Complete our convenient program application form online.


Submit your 500-word application essay. Tell us why you are interested in your chosen major.


Provide transcripts from your high school and any colleges attended.