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Application Criteria

Download the JAMP Handbook to learn about the JAMP application process, requirements, and tips for submitting a complete application.

JAMP Criteria

  • Apply to College. Apply to a Texas college or university to enroll for the fall semester immediately following graduation from high school or a home-school program.

  • Take the SAT or ACT. You must earn a score not less than the mean for the state of Texas.
  • Apply for Financial Aid. You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA and have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) up to 8000.
  • Complete at least 27 hours of undergraduate credit.
    • Early Admission: Earn at least 27 hours of college credit during Senior year of high school (Dual Credit or Early College high school) including two semesters of General Chemistry with a grade of "C" or better. (No more than 3 hours of AP credit can be counted toward the 27-hour requirement).
    • Regular Admission: Complete at least 27 hours of college credit during first year of college after graduation from high school including two semesters of General Chemistry with a grade of "C" or better. (No more than 3 hours of AP credit can be counted toward the 27-hour requirement).
  • Earn a 3.25 GPA or higher and 3.25 BCPM GPA in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Math courses.
  • Meet with the JAMP Faculty Director (JFD). The JFD at your school will provide academic advising and assistance in applying to JAMP. Contact your JFD prior to beginning your application to JAMP.
  • Apply to JAMP. Click on the 'Student Application' link at the top right side of any page of our website. You may begin the online application on May 1, 2019 8:00 a.m. Central Time and must submit the completed application no later than October 1, 2019 5:00 p.m. Central Time.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and be a Texas Resident. Please refer to our Texas residency page for more information.

    Click here for full program admission criteria and guidelines for admitted students and alternates.

SAT

Average SAT Scores for Texas students entering college in Fall 2019.

Combined 1022
Reading and Math 515
Math 507

 

ACT

Average SAT Scores for Texas students entering college in Fall 2019.

Composite 20.5 
English 19.5 
Math 20.4 
Reading 21.1 
Science 20.6