Palomino Early Start

Palomino Early Start helps you get a jump start on your freshman year of college! Early Starts offers two tracks:

  • Early Start Math: specific developmental math courses to prepare students needing assistance to be college-ready.
  • Early Start Fine Arts Academy: provides an opportunity for students pursuing an Associate of Arts to get up to two classes for college credit in Art, Dance, Drama, or Music.

Early Start classes take place during the 2019 Summer II session (July 15-Aug. 15). Classes are held Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-noon for three days and from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. for one day (days vary by course). 

Information session
March 30, 2019
6–7:30 p.m. 

For more information, please call (210) 486-3100 or email

Benefits of Early Start
  • Scholarship for two classes (if financial aid is not available) – a $525 value!
  • One-on-one advising with your assigned advisor
  • FREE tutoring services in-person and online
  • Access to Campus Recreation, Fitness Center, computer labs, and all campus facilities
  • Engage with other Palo Alto College students during campus events
  • Career exploration and job search assistance
Eligibility Criteria
  • Complete and submit the Early Start application below by July 1.
  • Complete and submit an ApplyTexas application for Summer 2019 and satisfy all enrollment requirements. Click here for a complete list of requirements. 
  •  All applicants should be first time in college students (freshman) and plan to continue enrollment in the Fall semester at Palo Alto College.