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"Jump Start" Program at SCC Offers Opportunity for New Students to Improve Skills at No Cost

Students graduating from high school in 2016 and planning to attend 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 a college credit for free this summer.

Somerset Community College is offering a special summer session June 6 through June 17 with classes being held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The classes will be held on the SCC Somerset Campus. Classes are completely free and will focus on two areas reading and general college preparedness. There is a limit to the number of students and applications must be submitted prior to June 1, 2016.

The session, called Jump Start, is part of the Emerging Scholars Program. The goal of the program is to focus on improving reading scores while also completing general strategies for academic success class, which will give participants one college credit hour for their transcript.

Students in the class will have the opportunity to gain confidence in college-level reading, discover campus resources, make new friends, get to know staff and faculty, participate in one-on-one mentoring and tutoring and preregister for fall classes.

To find out more or apply, contact Dorothy Phillips, Student Support Services Director at (606) 451-6816, Marci Randall, reading instructor, at (606) 451-6875 or Kim Toby at (606) 451-6658.

The Emerging Scholars Program is being co-sponsored by Transitional Education and Student Support Services at SCC.