Accelerated Vs. Traditional
Are you an ECHS accelerated or traditional student?
As you browse through our pages you will notice that certain information applies to students who are either accelerated or traditional. We explain what these terms mean below.
If you graduated with your associates degree prior to high school graduation, and will be attending UTEP your senior year of high school, you are referred to as an accelerated student.
If you are planning to attend UTEP after you graduate with your associates degree and high school diploma, you are referred to as a traditional student.
(You graduated with your associate's degree prior to high school graduation)
If you are an accelerated student, you are not yet able to submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Therefore, we highly encourage you to apply for scholarships that will help offset your college expenses.
If you will be attending UTEP during your senior year, remember to submit your scholarship contract and course approval form as soon as possible! You can find these forms attached below.
(You have already graduated with your associate's degree and high school diploma)
If you are a traditional student, it is very important that you submit your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible. Keep in mind that the longer you wait, the less Financial Aid that will be available! We recommend that you begin your scholarship search as soon as you begin your senior year of high school.
Remember there are many organizations, foundations, and individuals who are looking for students just like you to help support their college education. All you need to do is apply! Do not miss out on these great opportunities!