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Friday, August 2, 2002

UTPB initiates early admission program for students

Students who have completed their junior year in high school can get a jumpstart toward a university degree this fall by enrolling in the new Early Admission Program (EAP) at The University of the Permian Basin.

"We have heard from several parents of high school students regarding what they perceive as a need for UTPB to admit students prior to graduating from high school," said UTPB Director of Admissions Vickie Gomez (915) 552-2605. "This—plus the fact that our President, Dr. W. David Watts, is a strong advocate of an Early Admissions Program _allowed us to speed up the decision process in order to begin the program this fall."

In order for students to participate in the EAP, they must:

_ have completed their junior year of high school

_ be ranked in the top 25% of their class

_ have a "B" average

_ presented a score of 900 on the SAT or 19 on the ACT

_ have a recommendation of their high school principal or counselor

_ have the approval of their parent or guardian acknowledging an understanding of the program and granting approval for participation

Students will be required to submit the Texas Common Application in addition to an EAP application. They will be required to pay the regular tuition rates and will be permitted to enroll in college conducted during and after school hours and during summer terms. According to President Watts, this program will be of special benefit to those students that have completed or lack very few units to meet their high school graduation requirements and are ready to begin their university studies.

Except for remediation courses and physical activity courses, the students will be allowed to enroll in up to six hours of any freshman level courses that are offered.

For additional information, students interesting in the EAP program should contact Leo Martinez or Edia Hernandez in the Office of Admissions, phone (915) 552-2605.

Workman named coordinator at UNT

Lindley Workman, daughter of Jerry and Emma Workman, has been named the Coordinator of Supplemental Instruction for the University of North Texas.

In her new position, Workman will coordinate 30-plus tutors and contribute to the academic support services offered by the Student Development Division of UNT. Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a unique brand of tutoring targeting classes with low success rates and incorporating Study skills techniques to ensure the future success of participating students.

Workman has been involved with the UNT Learning Center for two years, both as a tutor and as the Assistant Coordinator of SI.

She will also be teaching for the English Department this fall.

Workman is a 1997 graduate of Pecos High School. She  graduated Magna Cum Laude from UNT in May 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts  degree and is currently working on a Master's degree to be  completed August 2003.

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