POPLARVILLE - Applications are being accepted by Student Support Services at Pearl River Community College for the 12th annual Summer Bridge to College Program, also known as START.
START stands for Students Transitioning to Academic Success and Responsibilities at The community college. The program will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, through Thursday, July 27, on the Poplarville campus.
Students eligible for Student Support Services will earn up to 9 college credits while learning skills to help them be successful in the community college setting.
The primary criteria for Student Support Services participation is the need for academic support, based on ACT scores, grade point average in high school, graduation from a GED program, or being a non-traditional student who has been out of school for more than five years. Participants must also meet at least one of the following criteria: low-income, neither parent has graduated from a four-year college with a degree, and/or diagnosed with a disability.
Students accepted for the START program pay no tuition and are required to apply for a federal Pell Grant (FASFA) to possibly cover the cost of books, fees, dormitory room, etc.
Students must complete a two-step process:
•Submit a signed admissions application to the PRCC admissions office that includes an official high school transcript or GED test scores, along with ACT scores. (Students must be accepted as a PRCC student by our Admissions Department.)
•Mail or fax a completed Summer Bridge Program (START) application to Georgia Field, Student Support Services, P.O. Box 5118, Poplarville, MS 39470 or fax the application to 601-403-1042.
Application deadline is Friday, June 16. To request a Summer Bridge Program (START) application, contact Georgia Field, Summer Bridge Program Coordinator at 601-403-1469 or Lauren Baker at 601 403-1043.