Summer Jump Start Academy is a summer program designed to provide students who are provisionally accepted (as well as those regularly admitted) for the Summer Jump Start Program additional assistance to be the most successful student they can be. The program is now available at the all three campus locations (Swainsboro, Statesboro, and Augusta) and is an excellent way to "jump start" your college studies, meet faculty, learn how to manage the independence of college life, live in on-campus apartments, and most importantly, make new friends and connect to EGSC. Currently On-Campus Housing is only available at the Swainsboro campus, as housing for those attending Statesboro or Augusta will need to be obtained off-campus in the area.
Students who are provisionally accepted and pass all summer courses and earn a “C” average or better (2.0 GPA) in those courses can be regularly admitted for the Fall 2016 semester.
What is Included in the Program?
- $20 Application Fee waived for applicants
- 12 available Housing spots guaranteed for Fall upon successful completion of program
- Jump Start-specific Student Success course
- Learning Communities in English and Math
- Additional tutoring assistance out of the ACE (Academic Center for Excellence)
- Assignment of faculty mentor
Who is Eligible?
Any student is eligible to participate in the Jump Start Program. We encourage students who either scored below the minimum Compass placement score requirement or were placed in all three areas of Learning Support to apply. The Jump Start program includes required tutoring as well as participation in Learning Communities to improve student success. Students who wish to get a "Jump Start" on their classes are encouraged to attend as well to take advantage of even smaller class sizes and
Reserve your Spot
Students who are interested in participating in Jump Start should complete the Admission Application indicating their campus as Jump Start. Space is limited in On Campus Housing at the Swainsboro campus as it is first come-first served to the first 12 applicants. Upon successful completion of the Jump Start Program, Jump Start students will be guaranteed housing for Fall 2016.
Dates of the Program
The program begins on Monday, June 1st 2016.
Attendance at EGSC's P.A.W.S. Orientation is a requirement for all new students at East Georgia State College. You will receive information about signing up for Orientation after you have been accepted into the Jump Start Program.
Financial Aid and HOPE Scholarship
If you want to be reviewed for summer financial aid, which includes the Georgia HOPE Scholarship, you must complete the appropriate paperwork in a timely manner. You should complete the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for Summer 2016 online here.
Please note: For Fall 2016 financial aid, you must also complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA.
You are strongly encouraged to live on campus while attending the Jump Start Program, although On Campus Housing is optional. Click here for more information. Living on campus is convenient, plus you will be able to meet other students and take advantage of the many resources and services available to you.
Tuition and fees
Tuition and fees are based on the number of hours taken per semester. Click here for current tuition and fee rates.
Contact a Counselor in the Office of Student Affairs at (478) 289-2169 or via email here.
Spend a worthwhile summer taking classes at East Georgia State College. Get ready. Get set. Jump into a better future!
To learn more about the Summer Jump Start Academy, please review our flyer.