Please be sure you have reviewed all of the program information found on this website.

The deadline to submit your application is April 26, 2024. Offer letters will go out at different times throughout March, April, and May - be sure to check your UNT email!

  • It is important to note that offers are sent in the order that applications are received, and the program has a limited seat number so the sooner you apply the better. If the program fills, we will maintain a waitlist that will also be managed in the order applications are received. 

If you are ready to apply, be sure you: 

  1. Have been admitted to the Fall 2024 semester.  You'll need your student ID number to complete the application.
  2. Are you available to begin summer classes during the summer II session? This means you will be required to live on campus for the duration of the program and cannot hold a job. No exceptions to these rules will be made.


The application DOES NOT save your progress and must be completed and submitted in one sitting. You'll need to set aside at least 30 minutes to complete the application, which includes an essay portion. 

The short answer/essay portion asks you to consider the following prompts: 

Consider your goals for participating in Early Start.  What do you expect to gain from the Early Start summer bridge experience? (500 character maximum) 

We know that students come from high school with many skills.  Thinking about your strengths, what do you anticipate contributing to the Early Start program and participants? (500 character maximum) 

While we aren't looking for lengthy essays, we do expect a thorough response!  You might consider typing your responses in a word document first, for example, and then copying and pasting into the application when you're ready.   

Once you have reviewed the content on our website and understand the expectations outlined above click the following link Click Here to complete the application.