Ready Set Jet Summer Bridge Program

July 11 – Aug. 18, 2023

Jackson College’s Ready, Set, Jet Summer Bridge Program is an academic mentoring program for newly enrolling Jackson College students. This program has been established to offer greater support as students are transitioning from high school to college. The goal of Ready, Set, Jet is to increase the academic performance, retention, and graduation rates of students enrolling in Jackson College who could benefit from additional support. If you are interested in signing up for the Summer Bridge Program, please read the responsibilities and sign and submit the contract below as soon as possible. The program has limited space available.

  • Live in Jackson College on-campus student housing
  • Earn 12 college credits
  • Peer to peer mentoring
  • Tutors provided
  • Off-campus field trips
  • Fun, co-curricular activities
  • Cultural enrichment programs


How to Apply

Additional Details

  • Classes

    Complete 12 college credit hours in a short time

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ENG 086 Active Reading 3

    Using a wide range of reading materials, students will employ metacognitive processes to enhance understanding and will find connections between a text and their own lives, the world, and other texts. They will also learn and practice strategies for expanding vocabulary. Student writing is a significant component of the course.

    ENG 091 Introduction to College Writing 3 ENG 080 Corequisite: ENG 131A

    (Fulfills same requirements as ENG 090) This is an intensive course to give students a strong foundation for the work of English 131. Students explore genres in order to meet the expectations of audiences for a variety of purposes. A personal approach helps students enhance their writing abilities, resolve writing problems, and explore writing strategies. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This is an intensive writing course. Narrative and descriptive modes are stressed. Basic research strategies are introduced. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    MUS 131 Understanding Music 3 ENG 085*

    Lecture and directed listening on the elements, forms and historic chronology of Western music.

  • Cost


    Item Cost
    Tuition & Fees (COM 231, ENG 086, ENG 091, ENG 131) $2,634
    Books $200
    Housing $600
    Meal Plan $600
    Background Check $45
    Total Cost $4,079
    • Students that HAVE FULL PELL AND TIP will receive a refund of $1,426
    • Students that ONLY HAVE FULL PELL will have an out of pocket expense of $785.52
    • Students that ONLY HAVE TIP will have an out of pocket expense of $1,747
  • More Information

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This is an amazing program. It taught me so much just being here on campus. The intensity of the program helped me with my time management, asking for help with I need it and understanding the importance of getting stuff done. It was a real eye-opener to see how things operate.

Jacqueline Kirk
RSJ Student

It was a wonderful experience. I want to give a shout-out to the organizers and mentors who did a wonderful job of orchestrating the program. The mentors did a wonderful job making sure we were on top of our academics. We were able to grow and bond together. It gives you an experience and feel for college; it’s a jump start to help prepare you for this experience.

Darrius Atkinson
RSJ Student