College Access Initiative Programs

The College Access Initiative offers programs designed to guide underrepresented students and communities through the hurdles of attaining a higher education. Find more information about each program and additional resources below.

ACT Academy

Since 2010, the ACT Academy hosted one session of ACT Academy each summer for at least 50 students. In 2018, the program changed to precede the ACT National test dates in June and July, which resulted in changes to our program schedule, we hope for the better, and benefit to students.

Jump Start

The Jump Start summer program is designed to help rising seniors interested in applying to the University of Arkansas get a jump start on several college-going processes. Students who are invited to join will complete the UA admissions application, start the scholarship application, network with departments across campus, and more!