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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 2020-2021 Dates:

February 1, 2020​ ​–PEP Application Deadline
May 1, 2020 – Priority Decision Day & Decision Day BBQ 4pm-6pm on the Quad  
April 13, 2020 - May 8, 2020 – Attend PEP Enrollment Meeting
May 16, 2020 & June 6, 2020 – Tentative Math Placement Testing for PEP Students
June 2020– New Student Orientation for PEP Students, check back for dates in late Fall
June 29, 2020 - August 6, 2020 – Summer Session II Courses (COLL 150 & Math 010)
August 10, 2020 - August 31, 2020 – Pre-Fall Advising Items
August 15, 2020 – 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. The program places a strong emphasis on first year support services to lay the foundation for student success. PEP students engage in a summer transition program, individual advising, and weekly programming in an affirming environment that values the diversity of individual experiences and honors the legacy of first generation students.

Our Legacy

The Preparatory Enrollment Program celebrates a rich history of over 50 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: October 08, 2019