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Jump Start

Get a Jump Start on your college degree by taking college classes at a reduced cost while you are still in high school.

The Jump Start Program is for any current high school student that attends a high school in the Kaskaskia College District. Registering through Jump Start allows you to take one class (up to 3 credit hours) each semester at half the tuition cost each year you are in high school! This could save you as much as $2,458 on college tuition.

It's easy to sign up! You should talk it over with your parent/guardian and guidance counselor to make sure you are doing well enough in your high school classes to do a little extra.

Any class offered by KC is eligible under the Jump Start program. To see a complete list of all classes offered, click here. You can apply for Jump Start by downloading and submitting the  Jump Start Application.

You can find classes on-line, face-to-face at the main campus or at any of the education center locations, or classes that blend on-line and face-to-face. Some classes have pre-requisite or placement requirements, so if you want to talk with someone more about class options, contact the office of Academic Advising for recommendations at 618-545-3060 or email us at: To contact Kelsey Tate, Career Pathways Coordinator, at 618-545-3174 or

Get In Touch

If you still have questions contact our department and we’ll be happy to help.

Kelsey Tate

Phone  |  618-545-3174

  • Main Campus
  • Health and Business, HB 117
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