Summer Developmental Program

The Summer Developmental Program is a nine week summer enrichment program designed to enhance the academic skills of students who do not meet all criteria for admission into Mississippi’s  eight public universities.   Qualified students will take course work in English, mathematics and reading.

This program will include classroom instruction, seminar, career counseling/mentoring, as well as, computer-assisted tutorials.  Additionally, students will receive counseling and support needed to matriculate successfully in the academic and social community of the university.   These courses will not count toward graduation.   However, with successful completion of the Summer Developmental Program, the student will be able to enroll as a freshman in Fall Semester 2014.   Students who failed to meet the exit requirements for 2014 Summer Developmental Program will be advised of other educational alternatives and will be assisted in pursuing those options.  

The Year-long Academic Support program will be required of those students who successfully complete the 2014 Summer Developmental Program.   The program is designed to assist those students admitted with academic deficiencies  with their freshman courses.

Summer Developmental Program Quick Facts

Term:  Nine Weeks
Dates:  Contact the office
Credit Hours: 12 credit hours for all students
(Hours do not count toward graduation)
Course Work:  
 English (EN-098)
Mathematics (MA-098)
Reading (RE-098)
Academic Support Lab/Seminar (LA-098)
Contact Hours:   2450 contact minutes are required for each 3 credit hour lecture based course. The Lab section will require 4900 contact minutes.

Fees to Attend the Summer Developmental Program

In-State Fees 
In-State (On Campus) $3,969.00
In-State (Off Campus) $2,426.00
Out of State Fees 
Out of State (On Campus) $7,799.00
Out of State (Off Campus) $6,256.00

Fees are subject to change without notice.

Other Fees 

There will be a $125.00 housing fee. This fee is not added in the cost of tuition. You will be responsible for paying the housing fee upon your arrival on campus. The student is responsible for purchasing books, approximately $350.00. For information on financial assistance, please call (601) 877-6190.

Financial Aid

Financial assistance is available for the Summer Developmental Program. Students must complete both an application for admission (available online or contact the Office of Admissions) and an application for financial aid. In addition, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

You may also apply for assistance through the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid in Jackson, MS. The application and additional information concerning the grant program can be found at You may also contact the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid by email at, or by mail at 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211-6453.

Contact List

Dr. Yinka Oredein 
Program Director
(601) 877-6226
Mrs. Katangelia Tenner
Director of Admissions and Recruiting
 (601) 877-6147 
Ms. Jiardine McDonald 
Academic Advisor
(601) 877-3952
 Mrs. Juanita Russell-Edwards 
 Director of Financial Aid 
 (601) 877-6190 
Ms. Jessica Foxworth 
Director of Residence Life
(601) 877-6478