GMU Early Identification Program

  • Two female AVID students George Mason University Early Identification Program (GMU-EIP)

    Early Identification Program recruits first generation college-going students late in middle school and provides wrap-around support to ensure they are college ready by the time they graduate. 

    The program provide after-school support sessions, visits to college campuses, support with college applications and more.

    During the after school support sessions, student receive academic mentoring from GMU undergraduate students. Students also are afforded an opportunity to dig deeper into math and science concepts one Saturday a month while visiting campus.

    In preparation for rigorous classes, students spend three weeks attending a Standards of Learning (SOL) preparation course during the month of July each summer while a participant in EIP.

    Recruitment occurs only during the spring of students’ seventh grade year. Once accepted, they remain a part of the program until they graduate.

    Application fee support and scholarship opportunities are available to those students who met specific criteria and wish to attend GMU once they graduate high school.

    Currently, T.C. has 27 students in grades 9 through 12 in EIP. The 2016-17 Senior cohort has an average GPA of 3.4 and is doing exceptional work as role models and mentors to the younger students. For more information about GMU EIP, please contact Jodie Peters at