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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.

Summer Enrichment Application 

Details of the Early College Summer Program

The four-week program, June 3-28, 2019, has supported its Early College population since 2010 with its mission being to undergird Early College high school students with the prerequisite academic, cultural, and social knowledge needed to achieve success at Georgia State while still in high school.  Students attending the Summer Enrichment program take core classes in the morning and enrichment sessions in the afternoon.  This on-campus program allows for the power of place to further enhance the students’ experience.  Other valuable experiences offered are educational and cultural fieldtrips as well as community service opportunities.


Monday, June 3, 2019 to Friday, June 28, 2019
(mandatory parent meeting – Thursday, May 16 at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the College of Education & Human Development – room to be announced)


$650 per student

Payment Deadline for 2019:

$150 deposit is due by April 5, 2019
$500 remaining balance due May 24, 2019

What the cost covers:

Four-week on-campus programming at Georgia State University including: a monthly MARTA card, daily lunch, three fieldtrips 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