Bridges Program

Seamless pathway from community college to WSU Tri-Cities

The Bridges Program is a coordinated bachelor’s degree program providing students a direct path from community college to WSU Tri-Cities.

Columbia Basin College and Blue Mountain Community College students participating in Bridges benefit from expertise and student services from two campuses.

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No-cost transfer process

No costs for your transfer application or to access official community college transcripts to transfer to WSU Tri-Cities

Graduate in minimal time

Know what courses you will take from your first year in the program, preventing issues with credits transferring

Support from two campuses

Access services and receive one-on-one support from your first year from both institutions’ academic advisors

Steps to complete

1. Ensure you meet Bridges program eligibility (listed below)

2. Set up an appointment with the Bridges Transfer Advisor – Rafa Pruneda (

3. Complete the Declaration of Intent form for your community college

4. Meet regularly with your BMCC/CBC Counselor and WSU Tri-Cities Bridges Transfer Advisor

5. Remain in good academic standing at BMCC/CBC

6. Meet WSU admission standards

7. Complete the Application Notice form for your community college

8. Apply to WSU Tri-Cities

9. Complete the Bridges Transcript Form

Program Guidelines

Bridges Program Eligibility

The Bridges Program is for students who plan to start their education at Columbia Basin College (CBC) or Blue Mountain Community College (BMCC) and finish at Washington State University Tri-Cities (WSU Tri-Cities). This program is intended for students who have earned less than 45 quarter credits in community college with a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA.

Admission to WSU Tri-Cities and Degree Programs

Some degree programs require a separate application from the general WSU admissions application and may require that students are admitted to both the college and the program before taking classes.

Participating in the Bridges Program cannot guarantee acceptance in WSU Tri-Cities and/or admissions into a respective degree program.

Connect with the Bridges transfer advisor

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Rafa Pruneda

Bridges Transfer Advisor

Have questions about the Bridges program?