The Early College Program 2018 retention rate is 94%.
The Early College Program ensures that our students maintain a 3.0 to remain in the program.
94% of our students have a 3.0 grade point average or above.
“We have so many of our students that have said that college was not on their list of things to do in life. But, because of the Early College Program, now they can see themselves as college students.”
Tene Davis, Associate Director
In 2018, 86% of students who attended the Early College Program attended college within a year of graduating high school.
Thank you to all who participated in the previous years of our Early College Summer program! They have all been great successes. We are now ready to accept applications for our Summer 2020 session open to all metro Atlanta students.
In four weeks, our students gain what they need to be successful upon starting college. They’ll learn academic, cultural and social skills through course work and field trips.
Early College Summer program students take college-level math, English and social science classes. They’ll learn such things as:
- study skills
- financial literacy
- how to become a successful college student
- coding, art, and film
Our on-campus summer program gives them the experience of what it’s like to be at the university. They’ll learn to navigate the campus, experience downtown, and interact with other college students.
They’ll also get to go on field trips such as:
- Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama
- Junior Achievement at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta
- and… a surprise, out-of-town, fun-filled trip
College-bound high school students will get a huge head start from this extraordinary experience.
The Early College Summer program runs from June 1-26, 2020. Please view the information below for program details and how to register.
Details of the Early College Summer Program
Monday, June 1, 2020 – Friday, June 26, 2020 (Mandatory parent meeting – Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Georgia State University)
$650 per student
Friday, March 20, 2020 – 5 p.m.
$150 deposit due April 3, 2020
$500 remaining balance due May 15, 2020
What the cost covers:
Four-week on-campus programming at Georgia State University including: a monthly MARTA card, daily lunch, two field trips and all books, materials and initial supplies.
8– 2:50 p.m. (Please note that students will have to report at 7:15 a.m. on June 1st for check in)
8 – 11:30 a.m.: Core classes: English/critical thinking, college math and social science (psychology and American Government)
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Lunch (provided by the program)
12:40 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.: Enrichment classes:
First two weeks:
Course titles include: Library, College 411, Financial Literacy, and The Science of Learning.
Second two weeks (students choose one):
Course titles include: coding, art, dance, film, African American Male Initiative (AAMI), etc.
There are three days where students will experience in and out-of-state field trips during the course of the program.
After acceptance into the Early College Summer Program parents will receive:
- A website link for payment — the URL comes to you in an acceptance confirmation email
*You can only pay online. In person payments are not accepted.
Please note, this is an on-campus daytime experience. Your student will not remain on campus overnight.
College of Education & Human Development
Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence
30 Pryor St. SW
Suite 350 (3rd floor)
Atlanta, GA 30303
Alonzo A. Crim Center for Educational Excellence
P.O. Box 3976
Atlanta, GA 30302-3976