Project Pass

Project Pass - Program for Achieving Student Success

This is our enhanced services program. It is a voluntary program which provides extra support to incoming students in the beginning of their college career. Project Pass includes the following areas of assistance:

  • Extra help during the student’s Racer Nation Orientation visit (No additional fee). SDS staff members are available to help with the selection of courses.

  • Smooth Move Into College - (Fee is approximately $150). Incoming Project Pass freshmen will move into their MSU residential college three full days before the rest of the incoming freshmen. This extra time allows for a more leisurely move in as well as provides two days of activities to ensure a more successful transition to college. (Vocational Rehabilitation may pay this fee). Participation in Smooth Move is required if taking CTS 101.


      • CTS 101 College Transitions Skills I.  This is a 3-credit hour course designed to assist college students with academic and social transitions to college. Students receive instruction on college accommodations and self-advocacy skills. Emphasis is placed on time and task management, study skills, test-taking, and note-taking strategies. Career exploration, academic advising, and locating support services will be included in this class. Mentoring and Smooth Move are required.



      • CTS 102 College Transition Skills II - (1hr).  This course provides continued assistance to Project Pass students in the spring term. One-on-one meetings will cover success skills such as time management, study strategies, grade checks, and other academic guidance activities will be included in this course.

        Students who receive below a 2.5 GPA in their fall semester will be required to meet weekly, use academic accommodations and mentoring is required.

        Students who receive a 2.5 GPA or above in their fall semester, who did not withdraw from any classes, and met assignment deadlines will meet monthly.

        To register:
        Complete the SDS registration form
        Project Pass application
        Schedule a meeting with the Associate Director

Project Mentor

Students can request 1-6 hours a week of mentoring. Students receive individualized assistance with learning effective strategies for organizing and studying course-related assignments. This work may include any of the following: content tutoring, organization/time management skills, writing skills and test-taking strategies.

A minimum of two hours per week is recommended for the first three semesters at Murray State University.

  • 2 hours a week= 450 a semester

  • 3 hours a week= 675 a semester

  • 4 hours a week= 900 a semester

  • 5 hours a week= 1125 a semester

  • 6 hours a week= 1350 a semester

(Kentucky Vocational Rehabilitation will pay this fee for eligible students.)

Financial assistance is available for students who are not receiving assistance from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

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