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Early Start Summer Program

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The Early Start Summer Program (ESSP) is designed to assist incoming, first-year students transition from high school to college. Recent high school graduates will be afforded the opportunity to obtain up to 13 college credits in the summer before their freshman year of college.  Students will become acclimated to campus life at Jarvis Christian College, gain access to student support initiatives, and gain firsthand experiences and knowledge on what it takes to be a successful college student.

ESSP is unique to Jarvis Christian College because our program focuses on diversity, inclusion, mentoring, cross curriculum courses, critical thinking and college preparation.

ESSP is a six-week program and will allow first-time freshmen students to experience the Jarvis Christian College environment prior to entering the fall semester. Students will bridge the gap between high school and college through academic coursework, enrichment activities, and the opportunity to build relationships and network with students, faculty and staff. Instruction and tutoring are an integral part of the summer program. For more information, contact Dr. Antoinesha Hollman, Director of the Early Start Summer Program, at 903-730-4890 extension 4001 or  

Questions regarding ESSP admission requirements, contact the Office of Admissions at 903-730-4890 extension 2202 or


Financial Aid Completion: due by May 1st

Final official high school transcript, Immunization Records, and Housing Application: due on or before June 6th

Registration & Check-in:
Friday, June 12: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 13: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Additional information forthcoming.


Read the Financial Aid Packet for information regarding financial aid. If you have additional questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 903-730-4890 or email

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Jarvis Christian College 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 College. To view PDFs, you may download Adobe Reader here.