Access Outreach Recruitment

Success First Program

Have you chosen to pursue higher education? You can be the first in your family to graduate from college!

About the Program

  • The TMCC Success First program goal is to increase the college readiness, persistence, retention and graduation rates of first-time, full-time, first generation students at TMCC.
  • The program utilizes a Summer Bridge program to give students a jump start to college, gain information about science technology, math and engineering, growing career fields, and academic/motivational support during their first year at TMCC.

Who is Eligible for Success First?

  • Apply and be admitted to TMCC for summer.
  • First generation (neither parent/guardian has earned a Bachelor's degree in the U.S.; exceptions will be considered for students demonstrating strong interest).
  • Place in ENG 98R or higher, and MATH 95 or higher (with qualifying ACT/SAT/ACCUPLACER score).
  • Submit FAFSA and demonstrate financial need.

Program Requirements

  • Participants will be required to attend a 5-week program (dates TBA)
  • Attendance is mandatory.
  • Participants will be placed on a registration hold for the academic year.
  • Meet twice a semester with a Success Coach to review their academic progress and have registration hold removed.
  • Maintain a 2.0+ GPA and satisfactory progress in courses.
  • Participate in one financial aid workshop each semester.

Student Benefits

  • $800 awarded in fall for successfully completing the Summer Bridge program.
  • FREE college classes (math/English), books, and lunch during Summer Bridge.
  • Assigned a Success Coach during the first year at TMCC to review progress and gain support.
  • Priority registration for spring and the following fall.

How to Apply

If you are interested in the Success First program, we encourage you to contact us.

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