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St. Philip's College Library

MLK Campus: (210) 486-2330
Location: Center for Learning Resources (CLR)

SWC Campus: (210) 486-7023
Location: Building 1-C123


What is Fresh X? 
The Fresh X summer program is a FREE four week academic program designed to build skills in reading, writing and math to improve scores on the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) exam, improve study skills and improve future success in college level coursework.

Who is it for?

First year freshman (new students) and current students who have a H.S. diploma or GED, have completed the TSI exam and need at least one developmental course. 

What do I get?

  • Fall Semester Scholarships
  • Lunch is provided
  • FREE child care (for children ages 6 - 13)
  • FREE course materials
  • FREE parking
  • FREE TSI retest after program completion
  • Improve TSI scores & study skills
  • Enrollment assistance for Fall Semester
  • Make new friends
When is it?

July 11 - August 4, 2016
Monday –Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

60 applications will be accepted and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. 
ho do I contact with questions?  Phone us:  (210) 486-2246      Email us:


Is there a cost for the program?
No.  Participation on the program is absolutely free.

Do I have to sign up for all three courses?
No. You may only sign up for the course(s) you need.

Does this program help raise TSI scores?
Yes.  The benefit of this program is to advance college placement levels in Math, Reading, and English. Every level you advance will save you time, money, and effort.

How are students selected?
Students must qualify for this program and will be selected on a first come first serve basis.


“The Fresh X Summer Program helped me to earn better scores on my TSI placement test and make new friends along the way. I am grateful for all the teachers who helped me get into college level courses instead of going through the remedial ones. By attending this program, I got a great head start to my college career!”

Danny Hernandez
Summer 2008 Student

­“I have served as English instructor for Fresh X since 2004! I have derived tremendous pleasure from seeing students excel on the Accuplacer and qualify for admission into freshman composition without the need for additional developmental coursework. Through extensive practice in grammatical usage and essay development, students gain the skills needed to succeed not only in English but in numerous other college courses. I have been excited about seeing students feel more confident about their potential in writing, mathematics, reading and college success!”

Dr. Sylvia Phillips
Professor, St. Philip’s College


Fresh X Details

Dates and Times
July 11 – August 4, 2016
Monday – Thursday
8:00am to 2:45pm
(Math, Reading & English)

Tutoring Services