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Congratulations on being accepted into Southern's JUMPSTART program! This is a unique learning opportunity that will support you in becoming a self-motivated, self-regulated, active learner. The JUMPSTART team is anxious to help you begin your academic journey!

TO DO List

Zoom sessions 

* Please purchase textbooks in order to have them for the July 10 session.

JumpStart class meets Monday-Friday from 9 am to 12 pm, July 17-21.

JumpStart Lab meets Monday-Thursday from 1-5 pm, July 17-August 17.

 Register here. (must be a "morning" class that begins July 24-Aug 17 and is on the Approved List)

Approved List:

  • (BUAD 128) Personal Finance
  • (COMM 135) Communication and Public Speaking
  • (ENGL 101) Critical Thinking and Ac Rdng/Wrt 1
  • (PSYC 128) Developmental Psychology
  • (RELB 125) Life and Teachings of Jesus
  • (RELT 255) Christian Beliefs

Conact FYE for assistance with registering for classes:

  • JumpStart tuition is free. 
  • The finance structure follows SmartStart guidelines.
  • $500 meal plan is required. The unused portion will be credited back to your account.
  •  One academic credit will be granted upon successful completion of the JumpStart class.

Order textbooks beginning April 11in order to receive them in time for the first Zoom session on July 10

  • Allow at least 24-48 hours between registering for the class and ordering textbooks.
  • Textbooks must be purchased from BNC in order to have inclusive access to online content. 
  • Textbooks and supplies can be sent to your home or picked up at The Southern Shoppe when you arrive.

Outdoor Ed Health form

Outdoor Ed Waiver

S22 JUMPSTART Indemnity Liability form

If you have not turned 18 yet, the forms must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

You can bring the completed forms to Orientation on Sunday, July 16 or you can email them to reginabailey@southern.edu

Come prepared to participate in activities held at the Outdoor Education Center.

  • Bring clothes you won’t mind getting dirty and a modest bathing suit.
  • Closed-toe shoes are required for outdoor education team-building activities and rafting trip. 

Email housing@southern.edu to arrange a time to move in.

SAU Orientation will be located in the main cafeteria and breakfast will be provided for the families. 

Enrollment Activities must be completed by 2:00 PM

At 5:00 PM JUMPSTART (students only) Prep Session in Advent Health Hall (Pizza dinner provided)

In order to progress to the fall semester, you must pass both the JUMPSTART and SMARTSTART classes with a grade of C or better.

Contact us by email, Zoom, or phone at 423-236-2838 with questions or concerns.


A special message from Professor Durst

JUMPSTART: A Good Foundation

Previous students perspective on how JUMPSTART helped them.