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.  In addition, the 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, as well as other volunteer students, with their freshman courses. 

Summer Developmental Program Quick Facts


Term:  Nine Weeks
Dates:  May 29, 2014 to August 2, 2014
Credit Hours:  12 credit hours for all students
(Hours do not count toward graduation)
Course Work:  Developmental English (EN-098)
Developmental Mathematics (MA-098)
Developmental 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.
ALCORN Student Profile: 
  • Academic Honesty
  • Academic Integrity
  • Work Ethic
  • Good Citizenship


Fees to Attend the Summer Developmental Program

In-State Fees 

In-State (On Campus) $4,530.00
In-State (Off Campus) $2,824.00

Out of State Fees 

Out of State (On Campus) $9,030.00
Out of State (Off Campus) $7,324.00
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
(601) 877-6147


Mrs. Jiardine McDonald
Academic Advisor
(601) 877-2329


Mrs. Juanita Russell
Director of Financial Aid
(601) 877-6190


Mrs. Jessica Foxworth
Director of Housing
(601) 877-6478