2020 Early Start Application

Please be sure you have reviewed all of the program information found on this website. The deadline to submit your application is JUNE 1, 2020. Offer letters will go out the week of May 25th - be sure to check your UNT email!

If you are ready to apply, be sure you:

1. Have been admitted to the Fall 2020 semester.  You'll need your student ID number to complete the application.

2. Are an incoming science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) major.  

3. Are available to begin summer classes during the summer II session.

4. Have the technology requirements to fully participate in an online program.


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 hope you will give 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.