Prairie View A&M University and Spring ISD Announce New Partnership

March 29, 2016

A new partnership between Spring ISD and Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) will allow Spring ISD juniors who rank in the top 25 percent of their class to earn automatic admission to the university.

Along with the guaranteed admission, the district will receive fifteen $500 scholarships for students who decide to attend PVAMU (three for each of Spring ISD’s five high school campuses). 

 “With this partnership, we have essentially created a pathway for Spring ISD students to easily transition from high school to a four-year institution.  Not only will Prairie View A&M University provide automatic admissions and scholarships, we also will offer ongoing college readiness support and guidance to students and parents within the district,” explained Dr. Felecia M. Nave, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.     

Spring ISD juniors in the top 25 percent need to have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 and satisfy Texas Success Initiatives (TSI) requirements in order to be eligible for automatic admission and scholarships. The unconditional admission will be based on the rankings at the end of a student’s junior year. PVAMU staff members will visit Spring ISD high schools throughout the academic year to assist students with admissions and financial aid applications.

“I am truly excited about the opportunity that this partnership creates for the students of Spring ISD. It serves as a gateway to the future for our students. Through automatic admission for the top 25 percent and scholarships students are able to have access to a four-year institution that has a strong academic reputation,” said Spring ISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rodney E. Watson.