Columbia College to offer “Start Smart” program for incoming freshmen
COLUMBIA, Mo., Aug. 13— Columbia College now offers a program called “Start Smart” for incoming freshmen. The program, which runs Aug. 5-13, immerses students in college life, and provides an opportunity to learn skills that are necessary for an optimum college experience, such as financial literacy and making a smooth transition to college-level coursework.
Tery Donelson, assistant vice president for enrollment management at Columbia College is excited about the financial and academic components of “Start Smart.”
“The program provides the chance to adjust to the pace of Columbia College, the classroom and campus life,” said Donelson. “With 20 hours of classroom academics, six sessions on financial literacy, 15 information sessions on school services and resources, and a walking tour of the city of Columbia, these students will be adjusted to the pace of our college before their first class begins.”
“Start Smart” is free of charge for students, and will be held on the Columbia College campus.
Founded in 1851 in Columbia, Mo., Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 160 years. As a private, nonprofit, liberal arts and sciences institution, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs. With more than 30 campuses across the country, 18 of which are on military installations, students may enroll in day, evening or online classes. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Columbia College educates more than 31,000 students each year and has more than 74,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit www.ccis.edu.
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