High School Summer Programs

SummerTimeSummer 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.

Business Scholars Summer Program for Incoming Freshmen

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

Program Costs

  • Prairie View A&M University will cover the cost of tuition and mandatory fees for qualified applicants.
  • Students are responsible for paying for deposits, textbooks and other related expenses.

Applications for Summer 2018 available in February 2018.

Business Summer Program Contact Information

Mrs. Carolyn Davis or Mr. Daniel Kennebrew

Office: (936) 261-9237  or (936) 261-9200

E-mail: csdavis@pvamu.edu  dekennebrew@pvamu.edu


Business Advantages for Scholastically Inclined Students (BASIS) for High School Students

The BASIS week-long residential 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?

The BASIS 2018 program will be held in later June 2018.

Who is eligible to participate in the program?

Students who are currently in grades 9th, 10th and 11th as of January 2018, 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 $300.00 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.

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?

Students can apply by following this link to complete the student application form and the academic counselor recommendation form.  Please remember to attach academic information (current report card) or transcript, and mail all materials to the address indicated in the application.

A complete application package includes:

1) BASIS Application Form/Essay

2) Academic information, this can be the most recent transcript or report card (may be sent separately from school).

3) Counselor/Teacher Recommendation Form (may be sent separately from school)

Faxed copies will not be accepted. Incomplete packages will not be considered after the deadline date. For confidentiality purposes, counselor forms may be sent separately from the application.  If a transcript is not available, academic information (report cards) are acceptable, please calculate GPA as of the date of the application.

Applications for the 2018 BASIS Program will be available in February 2018.


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