Early Start Summer Bridge Opportunity

Early Start is a 5-week summer residential program that offers newly admitted first-year students an opportunity to earn up to six (6) hours of graded credit before the Fall semester begins. On top of the academic benefits, here are some other perks of joining Early Start: 

  • Free room and board during the program

  • Receive FREE textbooks (up to $250) and UNT gear

  • Build a community with other students who are similarly motivated

  • Attend daily gatherings that foster community and allow you to dive deeper into your academic experience at UNT.

Any incoming freshman student already admitted to the University of North Texas is eligible to apply.  First-generation and low-income students are encouraged to apply.

Early Start is held during Summer Session II (June 26 - July 28) and includes classroom instruction, tutoring, academic coaching, mentoring, and various workshops designed to help students transition more smoothly into university life. 

Important Dates
February 13 Application Available Online; Rolling Admission Begins
June 12 If slots become available, openings will be filled with applicants from waitlist starting Monday, June 12th!
MAY/JUNE Early Start students must attend ANY ORIENTATION SESSION BY JUNE 17th (sessions 1-4)
June 25 Move-In Date
June 25 Program Kick-Off!
June 26 Summer II Classes Begin
June 30 Financial Aid Deadline Information for Summer 2024
July 28 Summer Program Ends (Students Move Out)