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Program Dates: June 11 - July 19, 2018

Participants will get a head start on their degrees by completing two courses that will satisfy degree plan requirements (English Composition 1 and The World and its Peoples).

They will gain valuable knowledge about what it takes to be successful in college. Study skills workshops and tutoring during the Jumpstart Academy will provide a background for success throughout your academic career.

Students will have the opportunity to develop important connections with the University community. Working in small group settings through classes, workshops and service learning activities, participants will have the chance to get to know many faculty, support staff members, peer mentors and other students.


  • Complete two required courses (6 credit hours) with small group tutoring assistance
  • Academic skills workshops including time management, memory and concentration, how to read a textbook and how to talk to a professor
  • Peer mentoring
  • Academic coaching
  • Introduction to key faculty and staff
  • Individualized guidance and support from Financial Aid and other University offices
  • Service learning and community engagement activities Residential living-learning community (optional)
  • Fun on and off-campus co-curricular activities.


  • Be admitted to GSW
  • Fill out PDF Participation and Commitment Form or online web form listed below
  • Complete FAFSA for 2017-2018 (Financial aid to be used toward tuition for the Hurricane Jumpstart Academy courses)
  • Complete FAFSA for 2018-2019 (Financial aid for the 2018-2019 academic year)
  • Attend STORM Day – June 8, 2018
  • Complete GSW Housing Application (optional)
  • Sign Commitment Statement to participate in all activities of Hurricane Jumpstart Academy (located on the bottom of Participation Form)



Tuition and Fees: $1661.20
Books: $80 (approximate cost)
Housing (optional): $475
Meal Plan (optional): $442 (with $40 flex in cash)
Total: $2,658.20

Five $200 scholarships are available. 


Lynda Lee Purvis
Interim Vice President for
Academic Affairs
(229) 928-1361

Kelly McCoy, Ph.D.
College of Arts and Sciences
(229) 931-2322


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