New Freshmen Bridge

2017 Bridge Participants

2017 Bridge Participants

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) New Freshmen Bridge (NFB) is a free, three-week, on-campus program available to incoming IAIA Freshmen. Students establish skills for college readiness, leadership, and creativity with dedicated instructors and staff.


  1. Acceptance into IAIA for the Fall 2018 semester
  2. Complete online application
  3. NFB application deadline May 6, 2018

Students earn three college credits in rigorous, structured classes including:

  • Creative and Critical Inquiry in Higher Education (3 credits)
  • College-level English and Math course preparation
  • Performing Arts

Participants will also:

  • Attend Pueblo cultural events
  • Explore Santa Fe and surrounding areas, including visits to artist hotspots such as Meow Wolf and the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA)
  • Participate in movie nights, personal-wellness activities, and attend master class sessions with IAIA’s Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R)
  • Foster friendships and work collaboratively with fellow participants
  • Gain early access to campus resources including the library and financial aid

Participant costs are paid for by the NFB ($5,000 estimated value). Students pay a one-time $120 housing deposit (refundable).

New Freshmen BridgeCosts
Cultural TripsFree
Housing Deposit$120
Jennifer Love

Jennifer Love


Developmental Education Coordinator
P (505) 424-2362

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