Eligibility & Registration

The Bridge Program is open to Harvard University benefits-eligible hourly employees, support and exempt staff, faculty and postdoctoral fellows who have access to tuition assistance program (TAP) benefits. Participants must have completed their initial probationary period and have maintained satisfactory job performance. Employees of most Harvard contractors working on our campus are also eligible.

Other staff may be eligible for our specialty classes including Advanced Pronunciation and Business Writing. Contact the Bridge for more information about these classes.


To avoid being placed on a waiting list, please register between May 15 and July 31.

Contact the Bridge Program to schedule an appointment to register for any Bridge services. Participants will need to be available for a minimum of one hour for registration and assessment. To  register, please contact Tamara Suttle, Bridge Program Coordinator, at 617-496-2216 or tamara_suttle@harvard.edu.

As part of the registration process, Bridge staff members meet individually with participants and use a wide variety of assessment tools to place each individual in classes and services that best meet their abilities and interests.

Information for supervisors/managers

Supervisors/managers can contact the Bridge Program for information about referring employees, class scheduling, the approval process for release time or any questions about an employee's participation.