Early Start is a 5-week summer residential program that offers newly admitted first year STEM students an opportunity to earn up to six (6) hours of graded credit before the Fall semester begins.  Any incoming freshman student already admitted to the University of North Texas who plans to declare a major in science, technology, engineering or mathematics is elgible to apply.  First generation, low-income students are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Early Start is held during Summer Session II (July 7 – August 10) and includes classroom instruction, tutoring, academic coaching, mentoring and various workshops designed to help students transition more smoothly into university life.

Students will enroll in either MATH 1100 (Algebra) or BIOL 1710 (Biology for Science Majors) AND either English 1310 (College Writing) or TECM 2700 (Technical Writing) during the 5W2 Summer Session.


Important Dates to Remember
February 1 Application Available Online; Rolling Admission Begins
March 15 Priority Application Deadline
May 15 Final Application Deadline
June 17-19 Early Start students must attend Freshman Orientation Session 3
June 17 Early Start Welcome Luncheon before Orientation Check-in (details sent to participants via email)
July 7 Move-in Day
July 8 Summer II Classes Begin
August 10 Summer Program Ends; Students Move out of Residence Hall
August 26 Fall classes begin