PREP College Readiness Program

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MVCC's Summer PREP program will be held on two different dates;
August  13, or 20, 2020 on the Utica Campus, with alternate option for Online. View PREP information.




The MVCC PREP program is tailored for students with learning differences who experience difficulty with organization, attention, time management, and prioritizing tasks. At MVCC, we recognize challenges at the college level arise not from a lack of academic abilities, but because of individual differences in independence, work load, and self-management required in a college environment.

This workshop held in virtual sessions is free of charge and offers a unique opportunity for students to begin their freshman year with increased confidence and self-awareness.

The PREP program offers a unique experience for first time college students. Participants will not only begin their freshman year with increased confidence and self-awareness but are better equipped to persist through their respective academic program.

Additionally, this workshop offers parents a dedicated session to learn more about MVCC Office of Accessibility Resources as well as community resources.

  • Studying Techniques
  • Taking Notes
  • Advocacy Skills
  • Memory Recall
  • Utilizing Resources/Asking for Help
  • Time Management/Organization
  • Student Services specific to Students with Disabilities
  • Assistive Technology and Applications

Assistive technology is any type of device or software which makes the learning process equally accessible to those with disability. Some assistive technologies include:

  • Screen Readers
  • Voice recorders
  • Applications (smart phone/tablet apps)
  • Alternate format text

PREP is geared to accommodate those with learning differences which impact social or academic areas. Learning differences include reading/writing comprehension, processing, AD/HD, or ASD. Students with a documented disability who fall under either of the categories below are encouraged to apply:

  • Students who are accepted and/or planning to attend MVCC in the fall 2019 or Spring 2020 semester
  • Students entering 12th grade who are college bound




Please fill out the required PREP application below and mail, fax, or email it by July 31st, 2020.There is limited space so please consider submitting it at your earliest convenience.  For questions please call the MVCC Office of Accessibility Resources at 315-792-5644 or email us at 
Click on Link for Application here: PREP Application 2020  Save completed application and send to

2020's PREP program will be held August 13, or 20, 2020 at MVCC, Utica Campus. 

Complete the PREP program application, and mail it to:

Mohawk Valley Community College
Office of Accessibility Resources
1101 Sherman Drive
Utica, NY 13501

Fax to: 315-731-5868

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