Summer is a great time to explore a college campus, take courses to get ahead and experience college life. Motivated high school students interested in studying business can take advantage of the Business Scholars Summer program created for incoming freshmen or the BASIS Pre-College program designed especially for ninth through eleventh grade students.
Graduating high school seniors who have been admitted to Prairie View A&M University can get started on their college coursework and acclimated to the PVAMU campus before classes start in fall. The Business Scholars Summer Program is a five-week academic experience designed for incoming freshman interested in taking courses toward their business degree plan. During the program participants will have the opportunity to:
- Complete six (6) hours (two courses) of college-level coursework from their business degree plan
- Experience residence life by staying in University College
- Take part in academic and professional enhancement workshops
- Network with faculty, staff, and administration
- Meet other business students
- Prairie View A&M University will cover the cost of tuition and mandatory fees for qualified applicants.
- Students are responsible for paying for housing, meals, textbooks and other related expenses.
The application period for summer 2014 is now closed.
Business Summer Program Contact Information
Mrs. Carolyn Davis or Mr. Daniel Kennebrew
Office: (936) 261-9237 or (936) 261-9200
Fax: (936) 261-9241
The BASIS two-week summer program is designed to introduce talented high school students to the field of business and career options. Students are challenged to solve problems using basic business principles taught in the program by PVAMU business faculty and through interaction with business students. Enriching presentations, experiential learning exercises and trips to local businesses inspire and motivate students to aspire to careers in marketing, accounting, entrepreneurship, management, finance and information systems.
When is the program?
Typically, the program is offered in late June. The application period for 2014 is closed.
Who is eligible to participate in the program?
Students who are currently in grades 9th, 10th and 11th as of January, with a minimum 2.80 GPA are eligible to apply. Admission is competitive and is based on the student’s academic record, and counselor recommendation and grade level.
What are the program costs?
Each student is required to pay a non-refundable fee of $450.00 upon acceptance in the program. Parents are responsible for the student’s transportation from home to the university and return. Students traveling to the Houston/Prairie View areas by commercial means will be met at the appropriate arrival facility by university personnel and will be provided transportation to the campus for a fee. Fees for the 2015 are subject to change.
What does the fee cover?
Typically, the fee covers all program costs including meals and housing. Additional information is available in the application.
How do I apply and when is the deadline?
The deadline to apply for the BASIS Program offered through the PVAMU Pre-College Institute is typically in April.
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