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College 102 – Higher Education and You

Attend a virtual info session to learn more about College 102!

Tuesday, June 21st at 7pm or Wednesday, June 29th at 7pm

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Welcome to KSC!

Aspire staff work to provide KSC students with services designed to improve performance and enhance success.

As an incoming first-year student, the Aspire program would like to invite you to participate in a special course designed to support your transition to Keene State: College 102.

What’s College 102?

College 102 includes instruction on a wide range of topics including goal setting, advising, career and personal exploration, and identity development.

When does it meet?

College 102 begins with a three-day session, pre-Welcome Days. The course continues to meet on Friday afternoons through October 30.

The benefits of the College 102 course include:

  • Early arrival on campus with time to get settled into your residence hall.
  • Immediate integration into a small group of peers.
  • Connection with instructors and campus programs and resources before the first day of class.
  • Earn 2 college credits at no cost to you.
  • Increased confidence in your ability to navigate the academic & social demands of college.

And that’s not all…

Students who complete the College 102 course with a grade of C or better and are academically successful in the remainder of their classes are eligible to receive a $1,200 Student Success Grant This grant could be renewed for a second year upon continued participation in the Aspire program. The Student Success grants are funded through Aspire and are available to select KSC first and second year students who are enrolled full-time in four-year bachelor degree programs and meet other Aspire grant aid requirements per the Grant Aid agreement.

Why did I receive this invitation?

Aspire supports all students on campus through peer tutoring and advising. Aspire provides additional services to students who meet federal income guidelines and students from families where neither parent has a 4-year college degree. According to information provided on your Keene State College admissions application and the FAFSA, we believe you qualify for these services and may benefit from the added academic and financial support provided through College 102 and Aspire.

Contact Aspire
Tel 603-358-2500
Fax 603-358-2937

The Aspire office is located on the first floor of the Elliot Center (map).