Austin College has instituted a new “Early Scholars Program” designed to allow talented high school students to jump-start their education. Open to rising high school juniors and seniors at least 16 years old with a GPA of at least 3.25 who meet specified standardized score requirements, the program allows students to earn transferable college credit while developing the academic and social skills needed to succeed at any top college or university.
During the 2015 program, June 7 through July 23, participants will complete two Austin College courses that provide an introduction to challenging college academics, experience residential life by living on campus with a roommate in supervised residence hall suites alongside other Early Scholars, participate in service learning and other co-curricular activities, enjoy social and recreational events, get a jump on college while having fun, and start an adventurous and life-changing journey.
The application deadline is February 20, 2015. Cost for the summer program is $8,500. Application materials and specific requirements are available online.