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Early Start Summer Program

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Due to the overwhelming response for your attendance to our Early Start Summer Program, we have made some updates.  Please read all information carefully, as we have designed an experience that will enhance your educational experience at Jarvis Christian College!  

The 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 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 an eight-week program that 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  


In order to reserve your spot in the ESSP program, you must submit a $50 non-refundable housing deposit.  Students continuing their enrollment during the fall semester will only need to submit a $150 non-refundable housing deposit for the fall. 

Mail a $50 money order, cashier's check, or certified check to Jarvis Christian College. Please make the funds payable to Jarvis Christian College.  Include "ESSP housing deposit for STUDENT NAME 2020" on the memo line.  

To pay via phone: call 903-730-4890 extension 2709 or 2710.

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


Housing Deposit and Housing Application: due by May 1st 

Financial Aid Completion: due by May 1st

Accept Financial Aid Package: by May 29th 

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

Registration & Check-in:
Friday, June 5: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (students' last name A-K)
Saturday, June 6: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (students' last name L-Z)
Additional information forthcoming.

Last day to enroll: June 12th 

Click ESSP Enrollment Checklist for a printable document.  


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

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.