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Rising Senior Program

Rising Senior Program

Union University's Rising Senior Program is designed for outstanding high school students who have completed their junior year and want to "try out" college. Offered during the month of June, this intensive summer program allows students the opportunity to earn up to 7 semester hours of college credit. Core curriculum classes such as English composition, college algebra, laboratory science, history and psychology are available at a fraction of normal tuition costs. Students also have the opportunity to participate in activities outside the classroom, ranging from community outreach projects to movie nights to student development seminars.

While at Union University, you will experience a strong sense of community and a commitment to academic excellence. You will study and live with students who desire to deepen their understanding of what it means to live and learn as a Christian.


The Rising Senior experience will include a number of activities designed for your personal enrichment and enjoyment. Activities include:

2015 Dates

May 30, Saturday Residential Housing Opens/Orientation
June 1, Monday Registration/Classes Begin
June 4, Thursday Last day to drop a class (course does not appear on transcript)
June 26, Friday Final Exams

What Our Students Are Saying

Brooklin Byrd"My time in the Rising Senior program showed me how Union was different from other colleges. Although my professors were superb, the classes were fun and informative, and the dorms were spacious, the people made all the difference. The Union community is kind and generous; the driving force behind the interactions between faculty, staff and students is Christ."
Brooklin Byrd
Class of 2014, Biology major
Mason, Tenn.

Cody Hobbs"The Rising Senior Program was an unforgettable experience. It gave me a taste of what college was like and allowed me to experience Union University firsthand. I was able to get ahead academically and get to know many of the students and professors prior to my return to Union as an entering freshman. For me, the Rising Senior Program was the right choice!"
Cody Hobbs
Sophomore, Physical Education, Wellness, and Sport major
Townsend, Tenn.

Angela Taylor"The Rising Senior program was a really fun way to get a taste of Union before becoming a full-time student. The transition from high school to college was so smooth because I was already comfortable with the campus and city, I knew what to expect in class, and I had a strong base of close friends. It was truly life-changing because it helped me to realize that Union was the right choice for me!"
Angela Taylor
Sophomore, Biochemistry major, Psychology minor
Huntsville, Ala.

Elise Watkins"The Rising Senior Program was an invaluable experience for me. I was able to get a head start on college by familiarizing myself with the campus and lowering my current course load. In addition, I met two of my future roommates, and had tons of fun!"
Elise Watkins
Junior, Public Relations major
Allen, Texas

2015 Costs

Students participating in the Rising Senior Program will be charged $130 per credit hour in lieu of normal tuition costs plus any applicable lab fees. Students are allowed to enroll in a maximum of seven credit hours per four week term. The maximum tuition cost is $910 per term. Room and board costs and dorm fees, for residential students, will apply at the regular rate to students living on campus.

All credit hours will become a part of your permanent college transcript. These college-level credits should be transferable to other accredited colleges and universities.

Tuition Cost per Credit Hour

1 Credit Hour $130
2 Credit Hours $260
3 Credit Hours $390
4 Credit Hours $520
5 Credit Hours $650
6 Credit Hours $780
7 Credit Hours $910

Prices listed above do not include textbooks.

Basic Charges:
Housing, Meals, & Fees

Student Services Fee (required) $95
The Quads Apartments $540
15 meals per term (commuter only) $120
25 meals per term $200
45 meals per term $360
65 meals per term $525


Housing in The Quads and a cafeteria meal plan are available for those students who will not be commuting from home.


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