Get a head start on college with Ready Set Jet

July 7 – Aug.14, 2020

Jackson College’s Ready, Set, Jet 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 program, please read the responsibilities and sign and submit the contract below as soon as possible. The program has limited space available.

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

Deadline to complete all steps: June 1, 2020


How to Apply

Additional Details

  • Classes

    Complete 12 college credit hours in a short time

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    COM 231 Communication Fundamentals 3 ENG 085, ENG 091

    Students will learn the basic principles of speech communication including speech development and delivery, interpersonal message, non-verbal messages, and small group dynamics. The course is designed to prepare students to be effective communicators in a diverse global society. Student speeches will be evaluated for effectiveness.

    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.

  • Cost

    Cost

    Item Cost
    Tuition & Fees (ENG 086, COM 231, ENG 091, ENG 131) $2,623
    Books $250
    Housing $600
    Meal Plan $500
    Background Check $45
    Total Cost $4,018
    • Students that have full Pell and TIP will receive a refund of $1,253.00
    • Students that only have full Pell will have an out of pocket expense of $920
    • Students that only have TIP will have an out of pocket expense of $1,845
  • More Information

    For More Information

    For more information about the Ready Set Jet Program at Jackson College, please contact the Multicultural Affairs Office at 517.796.8480.

Testimonials

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