Project Pass

Project Pass - Program for Achieving Student Success

This program provides a more comprehensive level of support for incoming freshmen or new transfer students. In addition to necessary accommodations; PROJECT PASS includes the following areas of support:

Extra Help during Summer Orientation – (No additional fee). Student Disability Services staff members are available to help with the selection of courses.

Smooth Move Into College – (Fee is approximately $150.00). Incoming Project PASS freshmen will be allowed to move into their Murray State 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 study skills workshops to ensure a more successful transition to college. (Vocational Rehabilitation may pay this fee).

Specialized Classes – (No additional fee).

  • FYE 098 - New Student Orientation (fall semester-freshman year). This one-credit course is designed to assist SDS students with the development of necessary skills for a successful first semester in college.
  • GUI 100 - Self-Development and Career Exploration. This three-credit hour course is specifically designed (through self-discovery and career exploration content activities) to assist those student who have not declared a major. This course is typically taken during the second semester-freshman year or during the sophomore year. 
  • ESS 120 - College Study Skills. This two-credit course is designed to assist SDS students with instruction in improving their study skills. Emphasis is placed on transferring learned information to be applied to other courses.
  • ESS 121 - Advanced Reading and Study Skills Improvement. This one-credit course is a continuation of college study skills. It is designed to be taken in conjunction with CIV 201 (World Civilizations, a general education course requirement) - sophomore year or later.

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.)

Students who voluntarily access the PROJECT PASS program must use all available support services for the required two semesters.