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Get the edge for success With iSTART


Get ready for fall term by taking part in iSTART during the summer

iSTART is a one week program  that helps you get a jumpstart on fall term. It is open to graduating or recently graduated high school students. You will get assistance with enrolling at Chemeketa, meet new students like yourself, and earn one free college credit. The program is free and includes daily lunch.

Requirements for participation

  • Graduate high school by June 2019
  • Intend to enroll at Chemeketa full-time in fall 2019
  • Apply for summer term admissions
  • Be committed to attending all four days of the program

Benefits of attending iSTART

  • Preparing for college success
  • Assistance with admissions
  • Placement assessment
  • Advising & registration
  • Paying for college
  • Meeting staff and faculty
  • Make new friends
  • Receive one college credit free
  • Free lunch

iSTART is offered at the following Chemeketa locations-

  • Salem
  • Yamhill Valley (McMinnville)
  • Woodburn
  • 2019 iSTART Dates
    Salem Campus
    • July 8-11 
    • July 15-18 
    • July 22-25 
    • July 29-Aug. 1
    • Aug. 5-8
    • Aug. 12-15
    Yamhill Valley Campus
    • July 15-18
    Woodburn Center
    • July 22-25
  • What have students said about iSTART?

    “I found my time here to be very productive and met some new kids that feel the same way about college as I do”

    “I found this week very resourceful and it has made me less afraid of my transition from high school to college; especially since I am a first generation”