Crosby Hall

Summer Bridge Program (START)

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

The START (Summer Bridge) Program is a four-week program that runs during the second summer term from July 11, 2022—July 29, 2022, Monday-Thursday only, plus one Friday Field Trip (approximate dates). If you are eligible for Student Support Services/TRiO and accepted for the Summer Bridge Program, there is no tuition fee for the program courses; however, students are responsible for other college costs such as books, dorm fees, transportation, etc.

Why Attend the START (Summer Bridge) Program?

START is designed to provide students with opportunities to:

  • Bridge the transition from high school and/or work to community college
  • Earn up to nine college credits
  • 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 academic potential
  • Increase basic academic skills and preparation for college especially for students with ACTs below 18, or less, in English, Reading, and/or Math
  • Improve 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
  • 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 for the Summer semester. Include an official high school or GED test transcript indicating passing with your ACT scores.
  • Print a START application or for more information contact Student Support Services/TRiO 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.