UNG’s summer Accel program is first in Georgia



FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – The University of North Georgia (UNG) is offering a residential summer dual-enrollment program for high school students interested in language or science and mathematics.

Tuition is paid by the state’s Accel program, and JROTC students could also qualify for additional scholarship funds to study language.

Accel programs are very popular and enrollment in Accel grew by 24 percent this year at UNG.

However, this is the first time the program has been available during the summer and in a residential experience.

Planned for June 22 through July 31, two institutes are offered to Georgia high school students who will be juniors or seniors in fall 2014, including home-schooled students.

The STEM Institute, which offers seven college credits, is for students who aspire to careers in science, technology or math.

The Language Institute, which offers four college credits, is for students interested in careers where understanding a strategic language and culture is critical.

Only 24 students will be accepted for the STEM Institute and 54 for the Language Institute.

Applicants must have a minimum 3.25 grade point average and a minimum SAT score of 970.

While Accel pays tuition, remaining costs total around $1,400 for the Language Institute and $1,600 for the STEM Institute. This includes room and meals for 40 days, books and lab fees, a refundable residence hall deposit and an application fee.

The final application deadline is May 1.

For more information, visit www.ung.edu/undergrad/summerAccel.

FH 04-23-14

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