Building Bridges

Galveston College Student Services

Building Bridges to Success

Galveston College Building Bridges to Success (BBS), a TRIO Student Support Services program funded by the United States Department of Education, provides intensive academic and student support services to currently enrolled students who are first generation, low-income, or disabled.

Free Services Offered

  • Academic advising for degree planning, course selection, and registration

  • Academic tutoring

  • Financial Aid and scholarship guidance

  • Financial and economic literacy information

  • Assistance with transferring to a four-year institution

  • Office resources—computers, printers, copiers, fax, and phone

  • Referral services

  • Student networking and supportive learning environment

Program Objectives

  • To increase retention rates
  • To increase course completion rates
  • To increase graduation rates
  • To increase transfer rates
  • To provide an institutional climate to encourage student success


  • First-generation college student (neither parent/guardian completed a four-year college degree)

  • Income eligible (based on taxable income)

  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or Pell Grant eligible

  • 2.0 or above GPA on all college level coursework

  • Currently enrolled in or placed out of INRW/ENGL Co-requisite

  • Preference given to students with less than 45 college credit hours

BBS Application

Please fill out online and the completed application will be sent to the BBS Office.

Contact Building Bridges to Success

Amy Leuchtag, BBS Director

QUESTIONS? Call 409-944-1297 or visit us in room R-286

FAX 409-944-1500