The transition from high school to college can be challenging, which is why Wartburg offers the Summer Knights Bridge Program to a select group of students who in their applications demonstrate a strong commitment to academic success, as well as Wartburg College.

The Summer Knights Bridge Program Team is composed of peer mentors, academic support staff, and faculty who are all dedicated to your successful transition to college. You will work with the team over the five-week summer program to:    

  • Understand and prepare for the academic expectations of Wartburg College
  • Adjust to college life, campus, and Waverly
  • Hone your communication and socialization skills

At the end of the program a successful Summer Knight will have earned two course credits and be ready to succeed in the fall.

After you have completed the application, please contact one of the program coordinators, Jette Irgens and Ieshia Brown.


  • Admitted to Wartburg College and submitted enrollment deposit.
  • Identified by Admissions as a good fit for the program.
  • Attended Summer Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) and met with Financial Aid in person or over the phone. Speak with your admissions counselor to set this up.

The Summer Knights Bridge Program covers tuition, room, board, textbooks, and a number of activities. Transportation to and from the college and personal expenses are NOT covered.

Summer Bridge
Summer Bridge
Summer Bridge


Jay Ramones

Career Coach/Coordinator for Academic & Multicultural Student Services

Jette Irgens

Assistant Director of Pathways

Daniel Black

Professor of Physical Science and Engineering Science

Penni Pier

Professor of Journalism and Communication