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Kaskaskia To Offer Jump Start Program To High School Students During School Year

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

Kaskaskia College is expanding it's Jump Start program for high school students to the regular school year.  

Amy Trout coordinates the admission process and says the program will be open to incoming sophomores, juniors and seniors.

"They are the regular college classes.  Any of the classes offered are eligible.  The Jump Start program is actually a tuition discount program.  It offers 50% off, or the college picks up 50% of the tuition. It is the students responsibility to cover the other half," said Trout.  

Trout says up to four credit hours can be taken per semester.  Applications must be signed by their high school counselor or administrator.   Trout thinks the program will be especially appealing to students in smaller high schools where there are limited dual credit options.  She feels the Jump Start program will make it even easier for ambitious high school students to finish their first two years of college at the end of their high school graduation.

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2013 semester.  For added convenience, Kaskaskia College will be holding a special Jump Start registration station at the College's Main Campus in Centralia on Saturday, July 27 from 9:00 am to Noon.    A registration program will be held at the Salem Education Center on Tuesday, July 30th, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.  

Students are encouraged to visit to meet with recruitment and admissions representatives to have any questions answered. Registration, with a completed application, will also be available.

For more information on the Jump Start program or the admissions process, please call the Kaskaskia College Admissions Department at 618-545-3040.

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