Priority enrollment for Jump Start program underway

High school students can spend summer experiencing college, earning credit | February 11, 2004

The University's summer Jump Start program for high school students is accepting applications for priority enrollment for this summer's session. The two-week college experience program allows students who have completed their sophomore or junior year of high school to experience college firsthand and earn college credit.

This summer's program runs from June 12-26, and applications received by March 1 receive priority consideration. Participants can enroll in one of three interdisciplinary courses of study: pre-med, pre-law or forensic science. Students live on campus in a residence hall, eat in the dining hall and have full access to all the recreational, educational and social amenities available to Xavier students.

The program also includes opportunities for community service, field trips to Cincinnati businesses and cultural and recreational attractions, and college admission strategy sessions. Participants who complete the program earn three college credits that can be used at Xavier or another college.

"Jump Start summer is a great way to learn about life at college," says Cathy Sherrick, director of the program. "It's also a great way for these students to get a 'jump start' on their college education."

The comprehensive fee for Jump Start is $2,400, which covers the cost of tuition, double-room housing, all meals, books, materials and field-trip fees. For more information, visit the Jump Start web site or contact Sherrick at sherrick@xavier.edu or 513 745-3316.