For First-Time Students, A New MCCC ‘Experience’

POTTSTOWN PA – Beginning a college education can be fun and exciting, but it isn’t always easy, experts admit. To help first-time college students get started, stay the course, and achieve their goals Montgomery County Community College is launching a new program called the “College Connection Experience” at its College Drive “West” campus,” it said Thursday (Aug. 20, 2020).

The college described the experience as “an immersive, supportive” way to connect students to an array of resources and individuals. Success coaches, for example, “will work closely with students throughout the program and will facilitate academic, career, and financial advising and support,” it said. It’s even offering two free courses – Strategies for College Success, and English 011 – and providing loaner laptops and textbooks.

Costs are being covered by a U.S. Department of Education grant.

The program is being made available to up to 24 first-time college students planning to major in liberal studies, business administration, and accounting and management associate degree programs at the Pottstown campus. An initial group starts online Sept. 2; the next is scheduled for Summer 2021. Registration is open now.

To learn more, send an e-mail to or see the program webpage here.

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