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STARS Program

STARS supports students from admission to graduation from MCC. STARS begins with a six-week, pre-college summer program that runs from mid-June to mid-August and is designed to prepare you for the academic year ahead. Prior to beginning your first semester at MCC, you attend classes and workshops on campus Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and take educational trips Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program provides you with the opportunity to:

  • Practice and reinforce reading, writing and math skills
  • Retake the English and Math assessment tests to determine your placement in college-level courses
  • Earn up to 7 college credits including:
    • SD 102: Bridge to College (3 credits)
    • Math Lab (3 credits)
  • Benefit from one-on-one guidance from tutors and peer mentors
  • Develop time management and study skills
  • Learn how to balance school work and family commitments
  • Take cultural enrichment trips
  • Enjoy campus activities
  • Get comfortable with your future
  • Feel good about yourself

Once you complete the summer program and continue studying at MCC, you will take a 1-credit study skills course in the fall and participate in ongoing trips, tutoring and enrichment workshops. As an added advantage, a program coordinator will continue to support and guide you as you progress toward earning your degree.

Note: STARS is a U.S. Department of Education Trio program.