JUMP Scholars Program at Southern Miss eases transition for incoming freshmen

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The JUMP Scholars program at the University of Southern Mississippi began last week as a way to help incoming freshmen transition from high school to college.

The high-achieving students were selected to enroll in the program where they will take three college courses. Not only will they earn nine credits but they will leave the program with a better idea of what to expect for the fall semester.

"We wanted the students to be able to take a few courses that were required and also to take another course that would help them acclimate well to college expectations," said Amy Chasteen Miller, Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Letters.

This is the program's first year but USM hopes to open it to more hard-working students for the summer of 2015.

For more information or to find out how to apply for summer 2015, visit http://www.usm.edu/arts-letters/now/jump/index.html