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Application Process

Vail Early College Application Process

Students interested in being a part of the Vail Early College must go through an application process. The purpose is to make sure that the Early College is the right fit for the student and they are ready academically and emotionally for college early.

The application process is as follows:

1. The application process starts with students completing an online application, which includes recommendations from two core content teachers and a personal statement   from the student. 

2. Applications received by the due date are evaluated and students are notified about the receipt of the application via email. Students who qualify for an interview are contacted to schedule an interview time. Interviews will take place in February at the Early College office on Pima’s East campus.

3. Once all interviews and final evaluations of applications are complete, students are notified via email if they are accepted. Students will be notified during the interview about the tentative notification date regarding acceptance, as the date depends on the number of interviews that need to take place. Ideally, we would like to notify students by spring break. 


The application due date for the 2019-2020 Cohort was January 23rd and the current application cycle has ended. If you missed the application window, we are sorry but due to the nature of this program we cannot accept applications after the application period has ended. We will be considering applicants for the 2020-21 Cohort in January 2020.