Jump Start

Jump Start Your Success!

Join us this August during the two weeks before the semester begins (Aug. 8 – 18), 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.

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.

Typical Schedule

The Jump Start program runs Monday through Thursday, between August 8 and August 18.

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

9 to 10:30 a.m. (Choose one)

Math Session: This workshop is for students who scored in the 40-60 percentile in the ALEKS placement exam.

Reading & Writing Session: This workshop is for students who have placed into ENGLISH 102, 105, or 107.

10:30 to 10:45 a.m. (Break)

10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Choose one)

College 101 Workshops: Meet with academic staff to learn how to work with professors, communicate effectively, plan your academic career, make use of campus resources, and take responsibility for your own education

Math Supplemental Information (SI) Sessions: Receive additional one-on-one help to improve Math skills.

Reading & Writing Supplemental Information (SI) Sessions: Receive additional one-on-one help to improve academic communication skills.

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 3:15 p.m. (Choose one)

Math Session: This workshop is for students who scored in the 40-60 percentile in the ALEKS placement exam.

Reading & Writing Session: This workshop is for students who have placed into ENGLISH 102, 105, or 107.

3:15 to 3:30 p.m. (Break)

3:30 to 4:30 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…

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Kathleen McAteerAssistant Vice Chancellor of Academic AffairsWest 263G509-372-7371
Academic Writing and Reading
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Andrea AebersoldClinical Associate Professor, EnglishCIC 202K509-372-7390
Math
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Jeffrey GriffinAdjunct Faculty, MathWest 263509-372-7125
College 101
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Mysti MeiersSenior Academic Advisor, Academic AffairsCIC 201D509-372-7472
Recreation
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RJ AubertRecreation and Fitness Coordinator, Student Services West 124509-372-7493
Do you have questions? Let us know…