June 8 - 26, 2015

We are excited to announce the third year of the McMurry Pre-college Summer Program for rising 8th, 9th and 10th graders. The classes start this June 8th and run through the 26th and students may enroll in the morning class, the afternoon class or both!

Course Selections

Morning Class
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. -12 p.m.
"Double Exposure" is being taught by Linda Piel, director of online education and graduate studies, and Jennifer Nichols, Ryan Gallery Director

This course combines the best in photography and technology for a digital festival of fun and learning. Experience the culture of Abilene and surrounding towns through the lens of your digital camera. Come back to campus ready to crop, refine, and polish your snapshots.  Import these images into cutting-edge computer software programs and prepare a graphical masterpiece for your portfolio. Computer topics include animation and presentation programs. Students will need to bring a digital device, preferably a digital camera.

Double Exposure 

Afternoon Class
Monday –Friday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
English - "The Logic and Art of Writing Essays"  is being taught by English Professor Cole Thompson

Students will learn the basic logic of the essay and how to plan and write an essay with effective focus, organization, and development. Students will also learn strategies for introductions and conclusions, as well as various advanced compositional techniques such as ethos as a mode of persuasion, four-level structure for comparison and contrast, figurative language, etc.

The Logic and Art of Writing Essays 

These for-credit courses are geared toward outstanding students. The cost per three-hour course is $264, plus books and the faculty/staff discount will apply. If you would like more information, please contact Melody Roper at 325-793-4893

Application Deadline: June 1, 2015

Required Credentials for Admission
1: Application for Admission
2: An Official School Transcript
3: Recommendation from School Counselor or Teacher (Recommendation Form)
4: Essay/Writing Sample for the English Course Only

Required to Enroll
: $264 per class -- plus books
. Meningitis Shot Records no more than 5 years old
. New meningitis shots (if needed) must be received at least 10 days before 1st class (by May 30, 2014)

Student Information

First Name: Last Name:

Preferred Name:


Permanent Mailing Address:

City: State: Zip Code:

Home Phone: Cell Phone:

Email Address: Date of Birth:

Parent/Guardian Name: Parent Phone:

Parent Email:

Ethnic Background:

U.S. Citizen U.S. Permanent Resident International/Nonresident

Citizen of (If not U.S.):

Academic Information

Grade you will start by Fall 2015:

School Name:

School Phone Number: Counselor's Name:

Though not required for admission to the summer program, please share your scores for any of the following standardized exams you may have taken: ACT, SAT or PSAT

PSAT: 1) ACT: 1) SAT (Critical Reading + Math): 1)
PSAT: 2) ACT: 2) SAT (Critical Reading + Math): 2)

Estimated GPA: Estimated Rank (Pick One):

Have you ever been convicted of a criminal violation other than a minor traffic violation?

If you answered yes, please explain: