Jump Start Sophomore Experience

Jump Start students continue to be supported throughout their sophomore year at Penn State Mont Alto through the Sophomore Experience sponsored by the Academic Support Center Learning Specialist. 

During the second year of college, students have different priorities than what they did during their first-year on campus. Sophomores often struggle with selecting their major and understanding Entrance to Major (ETM) requirements, selecting where to complete their Penn State degree, campus involvement, mastering their academic course load, among many other topics.

During the monthly sessions, students connect with PSMA sophomore peers to discuss issues and concerns.  Students have an opportunity to gain vital knowledge from their peers, the learning specialist, and other faculty and staff contacts.

Although the topics are chosen in relation to the sophomore experience, all students on campus are welcome to attend!