Summer Bridge Program (START)

SSS Students
Transitioning to
Academic Success and
Responsibilities at
The Community College

The START (Summer Bridge ) Program is a five week intensive program that runs from June 27, 2012—July 31, 2012 . If you are eligible for Student Support Services and accepted, there is no tuition fee for the START Program; however, students are responsible for other college costs such as books, dorm fees, transportation, etc.


START is designed to provide students with opportunities to:

  • Bridge the transition from high school and/or work to the community college
  • Get a “head start” or “jump” on community college life prior to the Fall semester
  • Become aware of options available at the community college
  • Maximize their academic potential
  • Increase their basic academic skills and preparation for college especially for students with ACTs below 18, or less, in English, Reading, and/or Math
  • Improve their self-esteem, self-confidence, and motivation
  • Plan effectively and set goals
  • Study and learn effectively
  • Be aware of career choices and pathways at the community college
  • Understand the structure, operations, expectations, policies and procedures at the community college
  • Earn up to nine college credits
  • Receive comprehensive individual and/or group tutoring by trained peer tutors
  • Enhance services in developmental courses and possibly decrease the amount of time spent in developmental courses

Application Process

Complete the following steps to be considered for the START Program:

  • Submit a completed and signed admissions application to the PRCC Office of Admissions. Include an official high school or GED test transcript indicating passing with your ACT scores.
  • Request a START application or for more information contact the office of Student Support at (601) 403-1469 or (601) 403-1285. Mail or fax the completed application.

Program applications will be reviewed and START students will be selected. Selected students must be accepted and enrolled in the college.