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Early-admissions program targets high-achieving scholars in Arlington schools

President Vistasp Karbhari shakes the hand of an Arlington high school student

An agreement between UT Arlington and the Arlington Independent School District brings the dream of earning a college degree closer to reality for qualified high school students.

Announced last fall, Bound for Success is an early-admissions program aimed at increasing the number of high-achieving high school scholars who complete their college education.

The initiative identifies students ranked in the top 20 percent of their class at the end of their sophomore year for pre-admittance to UT Arlington, contingent upon completing their high school graduation requirements. Nearly 1,500 students have qualified to receive early-admissions acceptance letters from President Vistasp Karbhari.

University admissions counselors will be available weekly at Arlington ISD high schools to help Bound for Success students maximize opportunities to earn college credit through advanced high school courses and guide them toward classes that will best prepare them for college.

UT Arlington also provides specially focused financial aid and college preparation workshops for the students and their families. Students will be invited to attend receptions, lectures, athletic events, and other campus activities to assist their transition to the University.

“A college education can alter an individual’s life, but the impact of ensuring that more well-prepared high school scholars advance through the University has the power to transform our communities,” Dr. Karbhari says. “Bound for Success will strengthen our workforce and mean that more young people will be prepared to create the knowledge, technologies, and innovation needed to fuel the local and state economies for the future.”

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