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Javelina JumpStart

Javelina Jumpstart

Earn college credit and jumpstart your academic career all at no cost to you! During the Summer II session July 8 – August 8, TAMUK is offering incoming freshmen enrolled in the Fall 2024 semester the chance to get started on their academic journey and covering the bill.

Who’s eligible for Javelina JumpStart?

Students who want to participate in JumpStart must attend or register for a Hoggie Days prior to July 1. 

If you’re an incoming freshman and Texas resident who is admitted in the Fall 2024 semester at TAMUK and who has registered for Hoggie Days you may be eligible for Javelina Jumpstart. Eligible students will also have submitted dual credit transcripts (if applicable), TSI assessment scores (if available) and proof of bacterial meningitis vaccination

How it Works:

Choose one online course from our available courses to receive 3 credit hours toward your degree!

Live in the Coastal Bend area?
You can take up to 2 courses on campus for a total of 5 credit hours!  

Approximate Cost savings:
3 hours $1400
5 hours $2000

Course Offerings


  • History of Rock and Roll- 10 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
  • Intro to Oral Communication- 1 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.
  • Arts History I- 6 p.m. – 8:05 p.m.


  • Intro to Philosophy- 9 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.
  • First-Year Seminar- 11:15 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.

* All courses are held Monday through Thursday.

The Summer II session begins July 8th.


JumpStart FAQ

Who is eligible to participate in Javelina JumpStart?

Incoming students whose first semester at TAMUK will be the Fall 2024 semester are eligible to participate. You must also be a Texas resident.

Do I need to attend Hoggie Days New Student Orientation in order to participate in Javelina JumpStart?

Yes. You must be registered for or have already attended Hoggie Days.

What course options are available through Javelina JumpStart?

The program provides two options when selecting a Summer II course: either one online course or up to two face-to-face courses.

What are the dates for the Summer II session?

The TAMUK Summer II session starts July 8 th and runs through August 8 th.

Are there other items I need to provide in order to participate in Javelina JumpStart?

Yes. Eligible students will also need to submit dual credit transcripts (if applicable), TSI assessment scores (if available), and proof of their bacterial meningitis vaccination.

How do I sign up for Javelina JumpStart?

Complete the required Javelina JumpStart information form by July 3, 2024

I’ve signed up for Javelina JumpStart. What are the next steps?

A TAMUK academic advisor will review your Javelina JumpStart course selection and confirm that it will apply to your intended degree program. Our TAMUK team will add your approved Summer II course. Communication will be sent to your TAMUK email with additional detailed information.

I received emails about my fall courses being dropped. What should I do?

There will be automated messages emailed to you about the dropped courses for the Fall 2024 semester. Don’t worry! You do not have to respond to the communications for the Fall 2024 dropped courses. In order to add your Summer II courses, we are temporarily removing your fall classes, adding the summer course(s), then adding your fall courses back to your schedule.

How will the cost of my Javelina JumpStart Summer II course(s) be paid?

A JumpStart Scholarship award will be applied to your account to pay for your 2024 Summer II JumpStart course(s).