Miami Dade College

Eduardo J. Padrón Campus

What is JumpStart?

The Summer JumpStart program at the Miami Dade College-Eduardo J. Padrón Campus is a unique program designed to help incoming freshman transition to college by providing a strong academic foundation, individualized advisement, and a supportive learning environment. The program consists of recreational activities and two classes: Student Life Skills and Fundamentals of Speech Communication. JumpStart provides free tuition, fees, and textbooks for Florida residents, but enrollment is limited!

  • Students earn 6 college credits
  • Free tuition for Florida residents
  • Includes textbooks

Program Eligibility

To be eligible for the JumpStart Program, you must:

  • Complete the MDC Admission Application. The Florida Residency Statement (PDF) must be completed by a parent or guardian. Acceptable documents to qualify as a Florida Resident for tuition purposes are outlined on the Information on Florida Residency for Tuition Classification (PDF).
  • Complete the JumpStart Application .
  • Pay the $30.00 MDC Admission Application fee at the Bursar's office, Room 1118.
  • Take the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) in the Testing Department, Room 1217 at the Padrón Campus. (If you took the SAT or ACT, have scores sent electronically to MDC.)
  • Complete the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 Federal Financial Aid Application at the Federal Student Aid website.
  • If accepted, students are required to attend an Orientation (May 15, 2019)