NTCC'S Summer Success Program

A College Transition Program for Graduating High School Seniors



What is the Summer Success Program?
This is a program designed for students who are transitioning from high school to college. All students will report to success coaches who will help them to move smoothly from the life of a high school student to that of a college student.

Questions? Call Student Services 903-434-8123

Who can participate?
This program is for students graduating from high school in the spring of 2022 and who plan on attending college in the fall (or, in many cases, to see if they are ready to attend college classes in the fall).

Why would I want to be in the Summer Success Program?
Transitioning from high school to college can be a very stressful experience, especially if you are going to live away from home. This program will help you learn how to be a successful student. When students go away to college, many of them have much more time on their hands than they have had in the past. Learning time management skills along with how and when to study for college-related courses can be very beneficial to your future success. This program helps you transition slowly without being thrown into college life all at once. In addition, the classes you take this summer will help you to get ahead. With the rising costs of a four-year degree, every class you can take in advance at NTCC will save you hundreds and even thousands of dollars.

When does the program take place?
The Summer Success Program takes place during the Summer 1 session (June 6 through July 7) at NTCC. Students will engage in virtual academic sessions, including Time Management, Study Skills, Resume, Financial Literacy, Transfer and Career Exploration, and online student activities!

What do I have to do to be eligible?
Be a first-time in college (FITC) student. If you are not a FTIC student but would still like to participate, make sure to apply! Limited seats are available. You must also enroll in two 3-credit hour courses for summer 1.

What do I do to receive the Summer Success Program Scholarship?

  • You MUST be enrolled in six hours (two classes) for the summer term.
  • You MUST fill out FAFSA. Many high school students who fill out FAFSA, and qualify, can begin receiving federal grants funding (FAFSA/TASFA) as early as the summer after high school graduation. This federal aid could help you pay for your summer classes.
  • You MUST purchase a lunch meal plan for each summer session that you are in the program. The meal plan costs $100 (four lunches a week for four weeks. There will be no lunch service provided the last week.)
  • You must have reliable transportation.
  • Please Note: Most high school seniors have completed FAFSA 2022-2023. However, to qualify for summer funds, you will also need to complete the FAFSA 2021-2022 FAFSA.

What do I do if I want to apply?
Fill out the application form. Once you complete the summer success program application you will need to complete the Admissions 7 Steps to Success

Do I have to attend NTCC next fall in order to be in this program? No. This program is for any graduating senior who plans on attending college next year, whether NTCC or any other college.

Do I have to take certain classes?
No, you can take any class offered at NTCC.

Why do I need reliable transportation?
Although you must purchase a lunch meal plan, you will be responsible for your breakfast and supper. The dorms do have kitchenettes that include microwaves and refrigerators, but there is not a stove. You will cook some meals, but you may occasionally need to go to town (or home) to eat.
Why is the program only Sunday through Thursday?
Classes are Monday through Thursday. Therefore, you will be allowed to stay in the dorms the night before 6 pm on Sundays. However, this is a transitioning program, and no services are available over the weekends. Checkout will be Thursdays at 2 pm.

Would it be possible to stay in the dorms on the weekends even though there is not any programming taking place those days? 
Yes, we remind you there are no activities or meals, and there is a $15 per night fee.
It says I will be assigned a mentor. What is the purpose of the mentor?
Your mentor will work with you on transitioning from high school life and living at home to college life and living away from home. The mentor will oversee your time management, give suggestions on dorm meals, and show you where to do your laundry. Your mentor will also check on your grades and attendance and help you with tutoring needs. Also, you will be part of a transitioning team where you will assist in team-building exercises with other students in the Summer Success Program.
If I have a friend who qualifies and wants to be in the program, can we room together?
Yes (as long as you are the same sex.)

What other things might I need to know?
All students must have Bacterial Meningitis shot to live in the dorms. You must have this vaccine before you can start the program.