2022 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 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 (July 11 – August 11) and includes classroom instruction, tutoring, academic coaching, mentoring, and various workshops designed to help students transition more smoothly into university life. 

Important Dates
February 15 Application Available Online; Rolling Admission Begins
June 20 Applications for a few remaining spots open until Monday, June 20th!
MAY/JUNE Early Start students must attend ANY ORIENTATION SESSION BEFORE JUNE 24th (sessions 1-6)
June 30 Summer Financial Aid Deadline
TBD Move-In Date
July 10 Program Kick-Off!
July 11 Summer II Classes Begin
August 11 FINAL EXAMS; Summer Program Ends