common camp questions
will the camp program in brownsville continue to exist once UTB becomes UTRGV??
Yes, the US Department of Education allows for more than one CAMP program to exist at a university. CAMP at UTRGV in Brownsville is funded through the spring semester of 2017.
will there be one camp application form for both CAMP programs in brownsville and edinburg???
No, at present, you will need to apply separately for each program. You can download an application for the UTRGV CAMP program in Brownsville here: http://www.utb.edu/sa/camp/Documents/UTRGV%20Brownsville%20CAMP%20Application.pdf
I applied to UtRGV, what must i do now to be accepted and be eligible to register?
Admission standards for the new UT Rio Grande Valley will take effect fall 2015 semester. As part of your application packet, you must have passed all parts of the TSI assessment and have the scores submitted to UTRGV.
You must have taken one of the following exams and have the scores submitted to UTRGV:
Dates and Deadlines:
Priority Admission Deadline: February 1, 2015
Late Admission Deadline: July 31, 2015
First Day of Classes: August 24, 2015
When should i apply to camp???
Due to limited space (45 students), it is best for you to apply to CAMP in Brownsville at the beginning of your high school senior year. Because CAMP provides no more than 20 on campus housing scholarships, it is best you apply as soon as possible if you live outside the Brownsville area.
What is my admissions status with CAMP at UTrgv Brownsville?
Your application packet is complete when all of the following documents have been received by CAMP:
Most recent high school transcript OR GED Certificate OR college transcript (no more than 24 post-high school college credits)
TSI Assessment Scores
ACT or SAT scores
Proof of Eligibility (Certificate of Eligibility, proof of qualifying seasonal/migrant work)
2 Letters of Recommendation
Once your application packet is complete, you must schedule a one-on-one interview with CAMP staff.
Students will be notified via email (written on the CAMP application) of their admission status.
DO I QUALIFY FOR CAMP IF A REALTIVE OTHER THAN MY PARENTS AND SIBLINGS PERFORMED SEASONAL/MIGRANT AGRICULTURAL WORK?
Grandparents, uncles, aunts, etc. can be used as a qualifying factor only if they are your legal guardians and/or are the primary source of household income.
IF I WAS A MIGRANT STUDENT IN THE PAST, IN MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR EXAMPLE, BUT NOT ANYMORE DO I STILL QUALIFY FOR CAMP?
YES. You do not need to have an active Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to qualify for CAMP.
If you NEVER participated or were eligible to participate in a school migrant education program then you would need to prove that you or an immediate family member performed migrant/seasonal farm work for 75 days in the past 24 months. Employment verifications letters are useful for documenting qualifying agricultural work.
Important things to remember:
if you plan to leave and work for the summer make sure that you have taken care of all your admissions and financial aid requirements before you leave for work.