Smart Start STEM Institute

The Moreno Valley College STEM Student Success Center is excited to announce their 2nd annual Smart Start STEM Institute! The Smart Start STEM Institute is a learning community that consists of a Math 35 prep session and a Guidance 45-Introduction to College course. Our goal is to prepare MVC students in the summer so that they can successfully complete Math 35-Intermediate Algebra in the fall. The institute will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from June 23-July 30 and 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Smart Start STEM Institute Benefits and Courses
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  1. Priority enrollment-In the fall, students will receive "priority" enrollment for Math 35-Intermediate Algebra AND Guidance 48-College Success Strategies (Times TBA).
  2. No need to buy books-Not only will students receive priority enrollment for 7 units but we will also provide their books! This is over a $360 savings. The books will be provided on a rental basis therefore students will need to return them at the end of fall.
  3. Academic Support-Institute participants will be assigned a Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader for Math 35. Supplemental Instruction is a series of weekly review sessions for students taking historically difficult courses. SI sessions are designed to get students working together to develop strategies to master course content, review material, and prepare for quizzes and tests. The SI Leader is there to help make sure students are on the right track and to offer support and guidance. Students who attend SI sessions sometimes earn an entire letter grade higher compared to their peers who did attend any SI sessions!


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For more information contact the STEM Student Success Center at 951-571-6363 or at