POPLARVILLE – Applications are being accepted by Student Support Services at Pearl River Community College for the summer Bridge to College Program, also known as START.The START program, which runs from June 22-July 29, allows students eligible for Student Support Services to earn up to 9 college credits while learning skills to help them be successful in the community college setting.The START acronym stands for Students Transitioning to Academic success and Responsibilities at The community college.The primary criteria for Student Support Services participation is the need for academic support, based on ACT scores, grade point average in high school or college, graduate of a GED program and/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 a four-year college degree or a disability.Students accepted for the START program pay no tuition andare required to apply for for federal aid (Pell Grant/FASFA) to cover the cost of books, room and board.To be considered for START, students must complete a two-step process:Submit a signed admissions application to the PRCC admissions office that includes an official high school or GED test transcript along with ACT scores.Mail or fax a completed START application to the Student Support Services office, P.O. Box 5118, Poplarville, MS 39470 or fax to 601-403-1042. Deadline is May 31.To request a START application, to apply for Student Support Services assistance or for more information, telephone George Field, Summer Bridge Program coordinator at 601-403-1469 or Cindy Tanguis at 601-403-1285.
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