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Bridges To Dreams

Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Bridges to Dreams program is designed to assist current LR undergraduate students toward completion of a graduate degree. Through dual enrollment, qualified LR undergraduates may begin graduate courses while still completing an undergraduate degree. Current LR students may enroll in up to 12 credit hours of graduate-level coursework provided they meet the academic criteria for admission and are accepted into the Bridges program. These graduate courses may be used to meet both undergraduate and graduate degree.

Students in the Bridges program will have their academic performance reviewed after each semester to ensure satisfactory academic progress. Upon the successful completion of their undergraduate degree and provided the minimum academic performance criteria is met for each course within the Bridges program, students will receive formal admission into their selected graduate program of study. Meeting these criteria allows entry to their graduate program without the standard formal application requirements otherwise required of graduate program applicants.

In taking graduate courses during their final semester(s) as an undergraduate, students participating in the Bridges program are able to save the costs of these credits at the graduate level. Additionally, students successfully completing their undergraduate degree at LR and who also meet the required criteria will be eligible for the “Alumni Advantage” program, which provides a tuition discount on all remaining graduate courses taken toward satisfying graduate degree completion at Lenoir-Rhyne University in approved specified programs. (See Alumni Advantage Section for more information and minimum requirements.)

Students will be admitted to the Bridges Program in either the Fall or Spring semester only; however, once admitted to an approved program, students may enroll in courses available in any term. Summer courses will be charged at the standard rate per credit hour and are not subject to any University discount program.

What Grad Programs Participate in Bridges to Dreams?

Business Administration (MBA)
Community College Administration (MA)
Counseling - Clinical Mental Health (MA)
Counseling - School (MA)
Human Services (MA)
Exercise Science (MS)
Leadership (MA)
Liberal Studies (MA)
Online Teaching & Instructional Design (MS)
Public Health (MPH)
Sustainability Studies (MS)
Teaching (MA)
University Leadership (MA)
Writing (MA)

If you are interested in advanced placement through LTSS, contact the Registrar's office at 828.328.7309.

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