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Maria Muccio
​Student Support Services​

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

Mackenzie Williams
Preparatory Enrollment Program
(401) 456-82​37 

PEP Office:
(401) 456-8237 ​​


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P​reparatory Enrollment Program

Welcome to Our Community of First Generation Student Success

PEP students 2019

Hear from current and past PEP students
about their experience in the program

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 
May 18, 2019 & June 1, 2019 – Math Placement Testing for PEP Students
June 19-21, 2019 – New Student Orientation for PEP Students​
August 24, 2019 – Legacy Brunch: Celebrating Current Students & PEP Alumni

WHO WE ARE PEP is an admissions and retention program for first generation college students that provides academic coaching, personalized advising, a summer transition program, a community of peer support, and leadership opportunities.

WE WELCOME recent high school grads who reside in Rhode Island and identify as first-generation to apply. PEP students demonstrate a commitment to participating in the summer transition program and first year advising program.

​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 Transition Program
  • Weekly PEP Community Programming
  • College Major Exploration Series
  • Peer-to-Peer Support
  • Opportunity to Serve as a Peer Leader

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.


Page last updated: September 03, 2019