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Get the edge for success With iSTART


Get ready for Fall term by taking part in iSTART

iSTART is a program that helps you get prepared for starting college. It is open to graduating or recently graduated high school students. You will get assistance with enrolling at Chemeketa and meet new students like yourself. The program is free.

Requirements for participation

  • Be a high school graduate or have your GED
  • Intend to enroll at Chemeketa full-time in fall 2022
  • Apply for admission

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


Thurs. Aug. 25, 5:30-7:30 pm, Salem Campus New Quad

Click here to register to attend

Start your year at Chemeketa with an evening of fun, food and information about the programs at Chemeketa.

  • Live band
  • Free food
  • Lawn games
  • Information about academic programs
  • Information about student services
  • School Supplies
  • Raffles:
    • Two laptops
    • Five AirPods
    • Chemeketa gear


  • 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”

  • 2022 iSTART Dates & Registration
    Salem Campus
    Yamhill Valley Campus
    Woodburn Center