What is Jump Start?
Your dreams. Your education. Your life. Get a Jump Start on all of them today.
South Dakota JumpStart is a federally funded, First in the World program, designed to help students succeed in college by providing them a financial and academic Jump Start. JumpStart Advisors will help students navigate the important first years of college. By identifying and addressing obstacles students face when considering college, advisors provide help and support that makes entering and succeeding in college possible.
How Do I Start?
To get a Jump Start on your education and your life, talk with a Jump Start Advisor when one visits your high school. Your counselor or principal can set this up for you. You also can contact a Jump Start Advisor to set up a personal visit with you and your family.
Seven public universities in South Dakota, including one of the tribal colleges, are participants in the program. That means you can attend a college that will fit you, your career ambitions and your life dreams.
South Dakota Jump Start has a team of Jump Start Advisors who will come to your community, to your school or even to your home. They will sit down with you and your family and discuss how your college dreams and goals can become reality. They will help figure out what college has to offer and which college might be right for you. Then they’ll help set up a campus visit for you and your family. They’ll help you fill out financial aid paperwork so you have money to use for college. They’ll take a look at your high school classes and your grades to make sure you have the preparation you need to start college. And they’ll make sure you get signed up for the ACT test.
In other words, they’ll give you a Jump Start to get on the path to college and they’ll be there to offer help and support on the journey.
Phone: (844) 601-6957 (toll-free)