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The JumpStart Program offers your student a chance to complete the Steps to Success and prepare for their first semester at SRJC before high school graduation. With the support of local high schools, SRJC Petaluma will begin recruiting seniors to participate in this early college preparation program during the fall semester of your student's senior year. Keep an eye out for further details and encourage your students to engage in all our activities.

Students will need to:

  • Complete an SRJC online application 
  • Submit a Financial Aid Application, regardless of their expectations about eligibility. Note that scholarships are now integrated into the FAFSA.
  • Complete an Online Orientation.
  • Attend an Education Plan Workshop in the Spring semester before graduation. Create an academic plan with an SRJC counselor, guiding you on class selection and scheduling.
  • Be part of an end-of-the-year celebration!

Students are strongly encourage to take the following Counseling courses in the Spring Semester:

  • COUN 6 - Helps students decide on a major
  • COUN 60 - Helps students develop better study habits
  • COUN 53 - Helps students develop college success
  • COUN 80 - Helps students be ready to transfer to a 4-year college

We will guide your student through each step of this process, recognizing that applying to college can be confusing. Our goal is to help your student jumpstart their college career. As a parent, you are welcome to attend a Parent Information Night, typically held in September or October. Parents are also encouraged to participate in a Cash for College Workshop for assistance with their Financial Aid Application. Please consult the school schedule for these events.

For more information, please contact your student's high school counselor.