Jump Start

Get your first taste of college during this special two-week on-campus program designed especially for high school students!

  • Earn undergraduate college credits in criminalistics or pre-medicine that can be applied to Xavier or other colleges.
  • Live on campus like a Xavier student with access to everything.
  • Experience college life: As a Jump Start student, you'll live in a Xavier residence hall, eat in the dining hall and have full access to all the recreational, educational and social activities available to traditional Xavier students.
  • Enjoy off-campus trips in Cincinnati.
  • Participate in college-readiness activities that prepare you for campus visits and writing college essays.
  • The cost is $2,350 and includes tuition, on-campus housing, meals, activities, books and supplies. Partial scholarships are available!


Explore this site to learn more about Jump Start. Need an application? Apply online beginning November 1st, or contact:

Office of Summer Sessions
Phone: 513-745-3601 or 800-344-GOXU, ext. 3601
Email: warner@xavier.edu

Apply Now!

  • Deadline: March 1, 2016
  • When: July 10 - 23, 2016
  • Apply!

Important Dates

  • March 1: priority deadline for applications.
  • June 27: full payment of Jump Start program cost is due.
  • July 10: Jump Start begins.
  • July 23: Jump Start concludes.

Program Dates

  • Jump Start 2016 begins on Sunday, July 10 and concludes on Saturday, July 23.
  • Students should plan to arrive on campus on July 10 and must vacate the residence halls on July 23.
  • An orientation and welcome session for students and parents will be part of the July 10 agenda, and a concluding reception with students, parents, and the Jump Start faculty will be held July 23.