Summer Bridge as a Condition of Enrollment?
Hey guys- I've been stressing about something and I'm wondering if anyone's dealing with the same issue.
I started receiving phone calls about the Summer Bridge program about a week ago. I told them I wasn't interested, but they told me that I needed to enroll in Summer Bridge in order to be a "fully-enrolled student" (although they couldn't tell me WHY I needed to do Summer Bridge).
I checked my account online and it said that yes, I do need to sign up for Summer Bridge before committing to Cal.
I started e-mailing the representative they assigned to me and she isn't telling me WHY this is a condition of my enrollment. She asked if I'm a part of a program I've never even heard of, and when I said I'm not, she started telling me about how great Summer Bridge is and how it will ease my transition into Cal.
Now I'm telling her that I've already made plans to leave the country this summer, but it doesn't look like she's budging.
I've gotten good grades and scores in high school, I have done everything that's asked of me, I got into Cal Fall Semester, so why is this a condition of my enrollment?
Has anyone else had the same experience? Or know of anyone else who has?