Hi everyone, I recently found out that there are various "bridge programs" designed to ease the transition from a bachelor's to to a PhD and help the student fill in gaps in research and coursework. These programs sound like the perfect fit for me due to my academic background, but apparently they are only geared towards underrepresented minorities (not including women). I was unable to find clear information on admissions policy when it comes to people who are not underrepresented minorities. If I apply, will my application even be considered? Furthermore, is it generally frowned upon in the physics community for people who are not underrepresented minorities to apply to bridge programs? Asking specifically because I'm concerned about what my letter writers would think about my applying to these programs. Thanks so much!