In 2016, Josh Colonna graduated high school and was about to become the first person in his family to attend college.
He followed the advice of a Thomas Nelson Community College advisor and took the required college prep course over the summer rather than wait until the fall. According to Colonna, that decision set him up for success.
“Honestly, I don’t think I would be in college without (the program) because I would be so overwhelmed with the college experience I wouldn’t want to come back,” Colonna said.
The program is Thomas Nelson’s Jump Start Orientation, a summer class for new students. It teaches college success skills in a condensed four-day course; during the...