How to Become a JAMPer
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Download the JAMP Handbook to learn about the JAMP application process, requirements, and tips for submitting a complete application.
- 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. During your first year of college after graduation from high school*, you must complete at least 27 hours of undergraduate credit.
- Earn a 3.25 GPA or higher and 3.25 BCPM GPA in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Math courses. (No more than 3 hours of AP credit can be counted toward the 27-hour requirement).
- 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 2 and must submit the completed application no later than September 30.
- 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.
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Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and American College Testing (ACT) Mean Scores for Texas students entering college in Fall 2015 and Fall 2016.
|Fall 2015||Fall 2016|
|Critical Reading||495||English||19.8||Critical Reading||494||English||19.4|