According to the U.S. Department of Education, 10 to 20% of college eligible students nationwide will not attend college this fall and will instead "melt away" during the summer due to various barriers (watch this Huffington Post video to learn more). Santa Monica College's Summer Jams program, works to eliminate this trend.
Santa Monica College offers students two programs to help make the beginning of the college experience more successful for students. First is the Summer Jams program, which provides assistance with the transition from high school to college. Second is the First Year Experience, a student success program for first year students. Together, these programs can help students get to and stay in school.