Admission and Cost


The comprehensive fee for Jump Start is $2,350. This fee covers the cost of tuition, double-room housing, all meals, books, materials, field-trip fees, and activities for the program. Not included in the $2,350 are personal expenses, such as spending money during field trip excursions.

Full payment for the program must be submitted by Monday, June 26 . Payments may be made through our online billing process via electronic check or credit card.  A form for making the deposit will be sent to students upon acceptance.  Limited scholarships are awarded to every student who applies.  These scholarships are only partial awards and do not cover the full-program costs.

Admission Process and Criteria

Students wishing to apply for admission to the Jump Start program may do so using the on-line application. There is no application fee.  However, upon notification of acceptance, a non-refundable $500 deposit will be required to secure your place in the program.  The deposit amount will be applied towards the Jump Start program fee.

Applications received by March 1, will receive priority consideration. Students should receive notification regarding acceptance within two weeks of submitting a complete set of application materials. Students will be admitted to their desired choice of academic program according to the date they are accepted and whether space is still available in that program. In the event a desired program is filled, a student will be admitted to their second choice.

Students must have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.0. A letter of support from the student's high school counselor is required. Please contact Summer Sessions for more information.

Application Checklist

  • Submit the online application.
    • When applying, please choose the 2017 Jump Start Summer Program application.
  • Forward an official copy of your high school transcript to:

Xavier University
Office of Admission - Jump Start
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207- 5131