Application deadline is Thursday for the 11th annual Summer Bridge to College Program, also known as START, at Pearl River Community College.
The program will run from 8 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. July 5 through July 28 on the Poplarville campus.
Eligible students will earn up to nine college credits while learning skills to help them be successful in the community college setting. Primary criteria is the need for academic support, based on ACT scores, GPA in high school, graduation from a GED program, or being a nontraditional 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.
Accepted students pay no tuition and are required to apply for a federal Pell Grant to possibly cover other costs.
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Students must 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 also must mail or fax a Summer Bridge Program application to Georgia Field, Student Support Services, P.O. Box 5118, Poplarville, MS 39470 or fax the application to 601-403-1042.
START application details: 601-403-1469 or 601-403-1266.