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UMA offers free Jumpstart College course for aspiring students

New program provides an opportunity to build skills and demystify the college experience.

UMA Jumpstart

A new program at UMA provides those considering college with a free one-credit course, Jumpstart: Managing Early Success in College. The seven-week seminar begins July 13 and will cover subjects designed to give students the skills to succeed from day one. Topics will cover fitting into college life, computer competency, study skills, note-taking, time management, test anxiety, information literacy, and career planning.

“This program is for anyone wanting to learn more about the college experience or get ahead on their first year at UMA,” explained Jonathan Henry, UMA Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing. “If you are coming straight to college from high school, considering higher education to prepare for a career change, or completing your degree after a few years away, this course is for you. Everyone can benefit from the skills, insights, and tips to navigating the college experience that are part of this program,” Henry continued. “We really want to take the mystery out of what it takes to be successful and help students hit the ground running when the fall semester begins.”

If you are coming straight to college from high school, considering higher education to prepare for a career change, or completing your degree after a few years away, this course is for you.

— Jonathan Henry

The two-hour weekly classes, using Zoom conferencing, will incorporate both real-time video participation and online learning content. In addition, students will have access to academic success coaching and the opportunity to connect with other Jumpstart participants. Those successfully completing the program will receive a $200 voucher toward the purchase of textbooks in their first semester at UMA.

Get your Jumpstart on college!