Application Process

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Important Dates to Know

January 1

Applications Officially Open

March 1

Applications Close


Acceptance Letters

To Apply, You Must Complete Two Steps

The following steps must be completed between January 1 and March 1 to be eligible.

Step 1

Complete the application that is available below.

Step 2

Request two teacher recommendations using the form below.

What happens after I submit my application and teacher recommendations?

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Committee Review

Our committee of teachers and educators will review the applications and email those who qualify to schedule an interview. 



Qualified students will be scheduled for an interview on a Saturday in February or March.

Students will bring their artifact, interview with an ECHS staff member, and complete a short academic inventory quiz.

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Get Notified

Our committee will notify students of our decision by the middle of March.

Letters for current Tyler ISD students will be sent to their campus and out-of-district students will be notified through the mail.

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Signing Day

Students who choose to take up the honor of becoming an ECHS Owl/TJC Apache should attend our “Signing Day.”

It's the first step in welcoming you to the new class here at Early College High School.

We look forward to meeting you!