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 students in the beginning of their college career. Project Pass includes the following areas of assistance:

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, but will count towards hours for tuition).

  • FALL SEMESTER
    • 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. Required.
  • SPRING SEMESTER
    • CTS 102 - College Transition Skills II. This is a 1 credit hour course to continue assisting
      college 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 class. Required.
      Students who receive below a 2.5 in their fall semester will be required to meet weekly.
      Students who receive above a 2.5 will be required to meet monthly.

    •  GUI 100 - Self-Development and Career Exploration. This is a 3 credit hour course designed to
      assist those students who have not declared a major. This course is typically taken during the
      second semester-freshman year or during the sophomore year. Optional.

  • SOPHOMORE YEAR 
    • ESS 121 - Advanced Reading and Study Skills Improvement. This 1 credit hour course
      designed to be taken in conjunction with World Civilizations 201 (a general education course
      requirement) to assist with study skills. Optional.

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 (mentoring, testing, support classes, advising) for the required two semesters.