Jump Start Pre-College Summer Program

This online summer pre-college program is a perfect fit for high school students who are looking to get a jump start on college.

Immaculata University’s Jump Start Summer Program allows high school students to experience college life, take undergraduate courses and earn college credits. For summer 2020, this comprehensive academic program is fully online, providing remote courses selected especially for pre-college students.

The Jump Start Program runs four weeks, from June 22 to July 17.

Credits earned during the summer program are accepted at Immaculata University and normally transferable to other colleges.

Questions? Please contact Tina Floyd at tfloyd@immaculata.edu.

Summer 2020 Registration

Use this form to register for the Jump-Start Pre-College Summer Program

4-Week Session: June 22-July 17

Biology—Viruses: Biological Hijackers (1 credit)

This course is intended as an overview of viruses and how they infect and reproduce in humans and other animals. Includes a brief history of virology and the advances made in our understanding with special focus on current and emerging strains. No previous knowledge of virology is required.

Business—Financial Literacy for Teens (3 credits)

This class will allow high school students to develop financial goals and budgets, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of credit and debt management, evaluate savings and investing options, and understand risk and the role of insurance planning.

Communications—Cell Phone Photography (3 credits)

This class revolves around the camera phone as a contemporary cultural ideal. The picture-taking itself is one key element we address, but the equally powerful ethical residuals of such an embedded technology need to be discussed, not only for your own valuation, but for the potential education of generations to come. By the end of the course students will have the opportunity to take and submit nearly 100 pictures while also engaging in and thinking critically about the day-to-day ramifications of such a technology at our fingertips.

Computer Information Systems—Introduction to Linux (3 credits)

Explores the role of the Linux operating system within computer systems. This includes hands-on experience installing and administering Linux. Emphasis will be placed on utilizing Linux in a professional setting.

Fashion—Fashion Industry and Design (3 credits)

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Psychology—Outliers (1 credit)

This course examines culture and persistence as an indicator of achievement. Students will examine Malcolm Gladwell’s theory of Outliers, i.e., where we come from shapes the way we look at the world. Class discussion will investigate curious findings in the social sciences and psychology including time, place, resources, and work ethic as a statistical marker of success.

Sociology—Sociology of Media & Pop Culture (3 credits)

This course applies sociological thinking and perspectives to pop culture, the media, and the global society. An in-depth look will be given to class and cultural consumption, the power of advertising and the mass media, and the influence of technology and the internet. Specific topics include the production of culture, social media in the digital age, and the social impact of media on society.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I qualify for this program?
If you are rising high school junior or senior, or if you graduate high school in 2020 and have achieved a grade point average of 3.0, you may enroll in this program.

What is the cost? 
The cost per credit is $100. Some courses may have associated fees; please email capsadmissions@immaculata.edu for more information. Graduates from the Class of 2020 will pay the full undergraduate tuition rate if they choose to take courses after summer 2020.

How do I sign up for the program?
Complete the program registration form and submit it with your payment to the College of Adult Professional Studies. Rising juniors and seniors must submit their high school transcript, or a letter from their guidance counselor indicating a 3.0 grade point average. Directions are included within the form.

I have never taken an online course before. What can I expect?
Hundreds of students enroll in IU’s online courses each year. Immaculata University offers a free online success seminar that will help you navigate the online learning environment. Rather than listen to the professor and join a discussion in a classroom, you will interact with everyone through your computer. You may be asked to comment on other students’ responses. With the exception of quizzes, exams, and assignment deadlines, you may complete the coursework on your own schedule.

How do I access my online course?
You may access your course through Immaculata’s learning management system, Moodle. As a visiting student, you will receive login information and directions by email and mail. It is important that you log in prior to your course starting; this will give you time to explore and ask any questions you may have.

Will the courses I take transfer towards my college degree?
Immaculata University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Traditionally, institutions accept transfer credits from a regionally accredited institution, so long as students earn a “C” or better. Please note that it is the receiving institution that determines if they will accept the credits.

How do I drop/withdraw from a course?
Requests to drop or withdraw from a course must be sent in writing to capsadvising@immaculata.eduFailure to log into a course does not constitute an official withdrawal. Students must request drops by 11:59pm prior to the start date of the term to receive a full refund. All drop/withdraw requests received on or after the start date for summer classes will be processed as withdrawals; students will be responsible for all tuition charges in accordance with the tuition refund policy.

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