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The Jump Scholars Program allows incoming freshman students the opportunity to get a JUMP start on their college experience by participating in a three week, success camp experience. The Jump scholars program allows students to register in one of four different intersession classes. The program is designed to allow incoming first year students time and support during through their transition to college life.

Students live in their freshman residence hall, enroll in one academic course, and participate in weekly success presentations and community building programs. The academic success workshops are held throughout the program to teach students strong academic success skills and allow students to adjust to campus life before the start of the fall semester.

Applications for our Jump Scholars program will open up on February 2nd, 2021 and can be found here.

Learn about the Powell Scholarship for Jump Scholars! 

 FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

Participants may be expected to wear a mask or facial covering that covers their mouth and nose while on campus. Guidelines may be in place that require social distancing and/or limited attendance.  Additional information will be provided and updated as Covid-19 guidelines change.

Fall 2021 tuition, housing, and meal plan costs cover the August 2021 intersession period. There is no additional cost for the program, except for textbook costs and personal expenses.

The program is included in the full 2021-2022 academic year so scholarships will go toward covering semester costs!

If you have dual enrollment for each of the classes offered, the Jump program might not be the best fit.  Participants are required to select one of the Jump course sections offered during the intersession period.

Jump scholars will move into their fall housing assignments prior to the program starting!

The Jump scholars program will start approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of the fall semester.  Specific dates for move in and class starting will be announced as they are solidified.
The intersession period is a three-week academic session before the beginning of the full term each semester. These classes are included in a student's total enrollment for the semester. For example,  a student who is enrolled in 18 semester hours in the fall could take a three credit hour intersession course before the fall. As a result, they only have 15 hours of classes during the 16 week semester.
Yes. Our Jump Scholars are required to live in on-campus housing for the 2021-22 academic year.
Yes! Jump Scholars are able to reside in any first year residence hall on campus, and may select their preferred roommate even if they are not a Jump Scholar as well.