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Jump Start Your Success!

Join us this August during the two weeks before the semester begins (Aug. 7 – 16), for a fully-funded university experience. Choose between math and academic reading and writing workshops. Get to know faculty, learn your way around, and participate in campus recreation activities. Our math students will have the opportunity to re-take the ALEKS math placement assessment on August 17th.

Jump Start will help you make the transition from high school to college – by the first day of classes you’ll have friends, be familiar with campus resources, and be prepared to work with faculty to meet your academic goals. Attendance at 100% of the Jump Start sessions enters you into a drawing to win a small scholarship to offset the cost of books and school supplies.

Typical Schedule

The Jump Start program runs from August 7th through August 16th with the option to re-take the ALEKS math assessment on August 17th.

Spend those two weeks on campus developing fundamental skills necessary to be successful in college and rise to the academic and professional challenges you will face in the fall semester.

Morning Sessions

(Choose one)

9:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m. 

Math Instruction Session 

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  

Reading/Writing Instruction Session 

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Math Lab Activity                       

Lunch and Optional Activities

12 to 1 p.m.

Lunch (provided): Enjoy a meal with campus administrators, current students, alumni, and staff from across campus.

1 to 2 p.m.

Recreation Activities: Take part in fun, competitions, and team-building activities on the campus lawn that looks out over the Columbia River

Afternoon Sessions

2 to 3:00 p.m.

AVID for Higher Education (AHE): Learn how to apply the AHE strategies of Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading in your college classes.

Meet the faculty and staff who will get you started on your academic path…

Kathleen McAteer
Kathleen McAteerAssistant Vice Chancellor of Academic AffairsFloyd 263G509-372-7371
Academic Writing and Reading
Nora Kuster
Nora KusterClinical Assistant Professor, EnglishCIC 125K509-372-7142
Math
photo of Jeffrey Griffin
Jeffrey GriffinAdjunct Faculty, MathFloyd 263509-372-7125
College 101
photo of Mysti Meiers
Mysti MeiersSenior Academic Advisor, Academic AffairsCIC 201D509-372-7472
Recreation
RJ Aubert
RJ AubertRecreation and Fitness Coordinator, Student Services Floyd 124509-372-7493
Do you have questions? Let us know…