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 Jarvis Christian University is hosting two face-to-face Early Start Summer Programs (ESSP) this summer for recent high school graduates who are incoming freshmen in Fall 2022.  Registration is underway and will be ongoing through June 14, 2022. Both ESSP and STEM ESSP give students a head start on their college careers.

In the general education ESSP, students of any major can earn up to 12 college credit hours of general education courses including Christian Ethics, English Composition 1 and 2, Introduction to Computer Information and Data Science, Music Appreciation, African American History, American Government, United States History 1 and College Algebra.

In the STEM ESSP for students interested in majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM), students can take one science and one math course each summer session and can start the Fall 2022 semester with up to 14 college credit hours.

Courses offered in the STEM ESSP include General Biology 1, College Algebra, General Chemistry 1, and College Trigonometry.  The program will include field trips and seminars, workshops and training sessions.

Both ESSP and STEM ESSP students can receive a $4,000 scholarship if they have a 3.0 grade point average at the end of the summer if they enroll in Jarvis Christian College in the fall. These students also can receive a $500 tuition discount each semester they continue at Jarvis taking 15 credit hours each semester and maintaining a 2.5 grade point average. 

All ESSP students will have access to peer mentors and tutors.  All courses are transferable. Both of the ESSP offerings enable students to begin the 2022-2023 Academic school year ahead.

ESSP consists of two summer sessions. The first summer session begins June 6, 2022 and ends on June 30, 2022. The second summer session starts July 5, 2022 and ends July 29, 2022. 

Students who are Pell Grant eligible can attend free. For others, the total cost of the program is $3,248, and students are encouraged to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to defray tuition costs.

Students interested in receiving financial aid for either ESSP Summer 2022 can log on to and complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA application, noting that the 2022-2023 FAFSA information cannot be used to generate financial aid rewards for Summer 2021-2022. At least one parent will have to create a Financial Student Aid Identification (FSA ID) and password. Students will need their FSA ID and password to complete the FAFSA.

Dependent students will also need to provide information regarding their parents and have access to their 2019 Federal Tax Returns. Financial aid may require additional documentation if your application is selected for verification. Contact Jarvis Christian University Financial Aid Office at or by calling 903.730.4890, Option 4.  

To enroll in ESSP 2022, students will need a final official high school transcript, immunization records, and housing application on or before June 7, 2022 submitted to the Jarvis Office of Admissions as soon as possible. For more information, contact Executive Director of Student Success Services Dr. Yolanda Jones at  or by calling (903)730-4890 extension 2006.

For more information to enroll in STEM ESSP 2022, contact Dr. Antoinesha L. Hollman at or call (903)730-4890 extension 4001.

Whether a student is a recent high school graduate or a working adult seeking career advancement, Jarvis Christian University develops a diverse population of students of all ages intellectually, socially, spiritually and personally. The Jarvis Promise empowers students to pursue an affordable education within an inclusive environment that is scholastically challenging yet supportive, nurturing and responsive to the needs of each student.


Jarvis Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Jarvis Christian University. To view PDFs, you may download Adobe Reader here.