Jumpstart Summer Bridge Program

MCC-Penn Valley Jumpstart Summer Bridge Program in partnership with TRIO-Student Support Services is a college readiness program designed to support incoming first-year students, increase college success skills, and make connections with peers, faculty, and staff.

After program completion participants will be prepared to be successful inside and outside of the classroom.

Program benefits

  • Cohort-model designed to increase success
  • Free 1-Credit hour course (career exploration seminar) and materials
  • Individualized support services
  • Free Math & English Boot Camp
  • Group and individual tutoring support
  • Lunch provided (twice a week)
  • Access to life and academic skill workshops
  • Introduction to campus resources

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Jumpstart Summer Bridge Program

Program schedule

Orientation Friday. May 31st
Class - GUID109 Monday & Wednesday
9:30 - 10:20 a.m.
(Career Exploration Seminar)
Math/English Boot Camp Monday & Wednesday
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday & Thursday
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Workshops Monday & Wednesday
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
(Tutoring and Life Skills Workshops)

Support Services
Tuesday & Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(Other support services provided)

Important dates

April 8 Applications Available
May 20 Application Deadline
May 21 Enrollment Deadline
May 31 Orientation
June 3 Class begins
July 25 Last Class Day

Program eligibility

Applications must complete the following by Friday, May 20, 2024

  • MCC admissions application
  • Summer Bridge Program application
  • Be a first-time student at MCC-Penn Valley (Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment are not considered)
  • 2023-2024 Federal Student Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA)
  • 2024-2025 Federal Student Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) 
  • Enrolled for Fall 2024 at least part-time
  • First-generation college student, or low-income, or student with disability
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Residence
  • Intend to complete an associate degree or certification program

Ready to begin?

Apply to the program