virtual Early Start Summer Program - summer 2021

    For a PDF version click Essp Flyer Spread sheet 03-04-2021.pdf

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made some updates to our Early Start Summer Program (ESSP).  Please read all information carefully.

The Virtual Early Start Summer Program (ESSP) is deisgned 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 virtually at Jarvis Christian College.

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

Summer 2020 ESSP is an eight-week virtual program that will allow first-time freshmen students to experience the Jarvis Christian College environment virtually 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 & Recruitment at 903-730-4890 extension 2202 or


The virtual Early Start Summer Program will offer a robust variety of courses for our incoming freshman.  To view these course offerings, please click ESSP I and ESSP II


Financial Aid Completion: due by May 3rd

Accept Financial Aid Package: by May 31st 

Final official high school transcript, and official college transcripts for dual-credit: due on or before May 29th  

Virtual Orientation:
Saturday, May 22th
Additional information regarding the virtual registration and orientation is forthcoming.

Last day to enroll: June 11th


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

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.