TAPP (Public Policy)

TAPP (Public Policy)


TThe TAPP Summer Bridge Institute (SBI) is open to transfer students from San Antonio College interested in completing their bachelor’s degree in public administration or criminal justice at UTSA.

The TAPP program is a 4 week, non-credit bearing course, designed to enhance the success of SAC students transferring to UTSA’s College of Public Policy. The SBI will immerse students in a public policy learning lab, where they will study current policy issues. Student will gain an enhanced understanding of public policy creation, quantitative analysis, technical writing and public presentation skills. All students interested in participating are encouraged to apply.

Program Information

Program Dates: June 3-28, 2019 (Location TBD)

Program Location: Class will be held at the UTSA Downtown Campus (room TBD)

Program Schedule: Class will be held Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Program Eligibility: A student is eligible to participate in the TAPP Scholars Program if the student meets all of the following requirements. **Please note this program is only open to student from San Antonio College:

  • Declared Public Policy or Criminal Justice major
  • Must meet & fulfill all UTSA admission requirements
  • Must plan to attend/transfer to UTSA Fall 2019 or Spring 2020
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA at time of transfer
  • Must be in good academic standing with previous academic institution
  • Submit a completed application

Program Requirements:

  • Mandatory attendance & completion of summer program (June 3- June 28)
  • Completion of all summer program assignments
  • Completion of group presentation & final paper submission
  • Interest in contextual public policy issues including those related to public administration or criminal justice.
  • Attend UTSA Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 ($500 scholarship awarded after completion of summer program)

Program Application: Submit a completed application by following the following link. Please note that the TAPP program will require a student interview as part of the selection process.

If you have any questions please contact Director of Retention & TRiO Programs, Darrell C. Balderrama at 210-458-4284 or Darrell.Balderrama@utsa.edu