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"Jump Start" Program at SCC offers no cost classes

students in the fall 2016 first year experience classStudents graduating from high school in 2017 and attending Somerset Community College (SCC) in the fall, as well as adults who have a high school diploma or GED, have the opportunity to brush up on reading skills and earn college credit for free this summer.

Somerset Community College is offering two free summer sessions June 5-9 and July 17-21 for those who qualify. Classes will be held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the SCC Somerset Campus.

Jump Start classes are completely free and will focus on two areas: general college preparedness and critical reading. The general college preparedness class will be offered during the first summer session, and the critical reading and thinking class will be offered as the second summer session. There is a limit to the number of students and applications must be submitted prior to June 1, 2017.

Jump Start is part of the Emerging Scholars Program sponsored by SCC’s Student Support Services Program. The goal of this program is to focus on improving reading scores while also completing general strategies for academic success class. Participants for each class will have one elective credit hour awarded to their college transcript.

Students in the first session will discover campus resources, make new friends, get to know faculty and staff and participate in one-on-one mentoring and tutoring. Students in the first second will have the opportunity to gain confidence in college-level reading strategies. At the end of both sessions, students will be register for fall semester classes. Students may apply for one or both sessions and there is no cost for tuition or books.

To find out more or apply, contact Dorothy Phillips (606) 451-6816, Rebecca Thurman at (606) 451-6638, Kim Toby at (606) 451-6658 or Marci Randall (606) 451-6875.