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Maria Muccio
Director, Student Support Services

Precious Kafo
Assistant Director, Student Support Services
(401) 456-8062

PEP Office:
(401) 456-8237 ​​


Modular Office
Parking Lot M

Important 2019-2020 Dates:

February 1, 2019​ ​–PEP Application Deadline
April 17, 2019 – Priority Decision Day  
April 15, 2019-May 10, 2019 – Attend Enrollment Meeting with PEP  
June 6-8, 2019 – New Student Orientation for PEP Students

Mission Statement

The Preparatory Enrollment Program (PEP) supports the academic and personal development of first generation college students beginning in their transition to Rhode Island College and throughout their college experience.  PEP places a strong emphasis on first year support services to lay the foundation for student success.  We enhance the college experience by providing holistic programming, which includes:

  • Individualized Advising & Support  
  • Summer Academic Enrichment Opportunities
  • First Year Learning Communities
  • Group Advising & Workshops
  • College Major Exploration Series
  • Peer-to-Peer Mentoring

Our Legacy

The Preparatory Enrollment Program celebrates a rich history of over 40 years at Rhode Island College of supporting first generation students through their path to graduation.  We are a student-centered program characterized by an environment of diversity, collaboration, and community.  The program is guided by our appreciation and value for the diverse experiences, viewpoints, and backgrounds of students.


In alignment with the mission of Rhode Island College, the Preparatory Enrollment Program provides educational access and opportunity to underrepresented populations of Rhode Island College.  Our goal is to graduate a diverse group of students prepared for success and leadership in the professional realm.​​​​

Page last updated: September 19, 2018