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Early College Summer Program

Thank you to all who participated in our first year of the Early College Summer program! It was a great success. We are now ready to accept applications for our second year open to 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 science classes. They’ll learn such things as:

  • study skills
  • financial literacy
  • becoming 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:

  • The Center for Civil and Human Rights
  • 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.

Dates for the Early College Summer program will be announced in 2019. Please view the information below for program details and how to register.

Details of the Early College Summer Program


The program runs in June. Check back for precise dates in 2019.


$600 per student

Application deadline has passed.

Payment Deadline for 2019:

$100 deposit is usually due by April.
$500 remaining balance due in May

What the cost covers:

Four-week on-campus programming at Georgia State University including: a monthly MARTA card, daily lunch, three field trips and all books, materials and initial supplies.


8:00 a.m. – 2:50 p..m (Please note that students will have to report at 7:15 a.m. on [TBA] for check in)

8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Core classes: English/critical thinking, college math and science (human anatomy and biology)

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, community service, film, African American Male Initiative (AAMI)

There are four 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 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 experience. Your student will not remain on campus overnight.

There are limited need-based scholarships available. For more information, please contact Dr. Tene Davis at tdavis134@gsu.edu, or 404-413-8074.

Early College Summer Enrichment 2017

View video of our AAMI Summer Enrichment breakout session

Photos from Our 2018 Summer Enrichment Program