"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit."
"The only way to find the limit of the possible is by going beyond them in to impossible."
Arthur C . Clarke
"Always do what you are afraid to do."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."
Henry Ford
"Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs, Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves."
Dale Carnegie
"I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident they came by work."
Thomas Edison
"To finish first, you must first finish"
Sam Walton
"One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man."
Elbert Hubbard
"Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work."
Dale Carnegie
"I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near."
Margaret Thatcher
"The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor find much fun in life."
Charles Schwab
"The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!"
Earl Nightingale
"Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work."
H. L. Hunt
"The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it."
John Ruskin
"Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great."
Fernando Flores
"It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up."
Babe Ruth
"Those who let things happen usually lose to those who make things happen."
Dave Weinbaum
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
Winston Churchill
"In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing."
Theodore Roosevelt
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."
"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
Thomas Jefferson
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is."
Yogi Berra
"The more I want to get something done the less I call it work."
Richard Bach
"Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day's work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your widest ambition."
Sir William Osler
"The common denominator for success is work."
John D. Rockefeller
"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
Theodore Roosevelt
"Life is about creating new opportunities, not waiting for them to come to you."
Salma Hayek
"You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them."
Michael Jordan
"No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you."
Althea Gibson
"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."
Chinese Proverb
"The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra."
Jimmie Johnson
"Success is never final. Failure is never fatal."
Joe Paterno
"Ingenuity plus courage plus work equals miracles."
Bob Richards
"Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was."
Richard L. Evans
"It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret."
Jackie Joyner-Kersie
"I see possibilities in everything. For everything that's taken away, something of greater value has been given."
Michael J. Fox
"There are no office hours for champions."
Paul Dietzel
"You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
Eleanor Roosevelt
"Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure."
W.J. Slim
"Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom."
Merry Browne
"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"
Vincent Van Gogh
"Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you."
Frank Tyger
"When the student is ready, the teacher appears."
"Winning doesn't always mean being first."
Bonnie Lair
"It's always too early to quit."
Norman Vincent Peale
"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."
John Wooden
"I choose to focus on not what has happened but what we can do."
Ellen Pompeo
"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else."
Booker T. Washington
"Courage faces fear and thereby masters it"
Martin Luther King, Jr.
"He who dares nothing need hope for nothing."
"Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can."
Henry Drummond
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
Mark Twain
"To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself."
Soren Kierkegaard
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm."
Winston Churchill
"Your current safe boundaries were once unknown frontiers."
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear."
Ambrose Redmoon
"With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity."
Keshavan Nair
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by doing the thing which you think you cannot do."
Eleanor Roosevelt
"It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent."
"We more frequently fail to face the right problem than fail to solve the problem we face."
"Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out."
John Wooden
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."
Dale Carnegie
"There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul."
"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
Theodore Roosevelt


How to Apply 

Students are encouraged to begin the application process as soon as possible in the Spring of their senior year. Evaluation of an applicant's potential for success includes a review of your high school grade-point-average (GPA) and rank in the high school graduating class as well as a complete listing of all standardized test scores (ACT and/or SAT). To apply, students must submit the following documents to the Schreiner University Office of Admissions at:

Schreiner University
Office of Admission
2100 Memorial Blvd.
Kerrville, TX 78028

1. A completed Schreiner/Greystone Application for Admission and a $25 non-refundable application fee. Applications can be submitted electronically (click here). Or if you prefer to submit a hard copy form please contact the Schreiner University Office of Admission. 

2. An official high school transcript from an accredited high school showing cumulative grade-point-average and current rank in class and graduation date.

3. Official test scores (ACT or SAT) sent directly to Schreiner University from the testing company or recorded on the official high school transcript.

4. If dual credit or co-enrolled credit during high school, an official transcript from each college or university attended.

5. A final high school transcript showing date of graduation.

For questions regarding the Schreiner/Greystone Admissions process, please call Toll-free at (800)343-4919. Applicants who graduate from a non-accredited high school, a school that does not rank, a home-schooled program, or who earn a GED certificate instead of a high school diploma are required to discuss credentials with the Greystone Executive Director prior to package submission.

To check on your admission status, click here.

Application deadlines:
       - 15 April (Priority Admission)

     - 15 May (Regular Admission)

           Candidates who apply to Greystone will participate in a series of Greystone GoToWebinars.  These on-line presentations work in conjunction with our Summer Session which begins approximately 2 weeks before the first day of class and is designed to ensure that a significant portion of nomination and academy applications, as well as back-up plan applications are completed prior to the start of the Schreiner University academic year.  Completion of this significant administrative burden empowers students to focus their time and energy on the task of improving their academic and athletic performance during the Schreiner academic year.  As you continue to excel academically, athletically and as a leader, periodic updates will be submitted to your nomination sources and the academies to ensure that you receive credit for your best efforts.  The academy admissions board place significant importance on improved academic performance when they consider post-high school candidates who seek reapplication, therefore, it makes sense to take advantage of this summer to get a head start on this next appointment cycle.  Greystone is the only academy prep program offering this incredible opportunity to get ahead - this is yet another reason to join the Greystone team!

Admissions Policy

Schreiner University admits qualified students without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, disability, veteran status or national origin. However, due to the physical and age requirements established for appointment to a United States service academy, Greystone applicants must meet or be capable of meeting the established academy admissions criteria to be accepted into the Greystone program.

Like Schreiner, Greystone admits students on a rolling admission basis. As soon as a file is complete, it is presented to the Schreiner Admissions Board for review. Once an admission decision is made and the student is admitted to Schreiner University, the student is presented to Greystone for evaluation by the Greystone Admissions Board. All students will be informed by Schreiner University and Greystone in writing of their status after all documents are evaluated. It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure that all required documents are received in the Schreiner Office of Admission in a timely manner. All records and transcripts become the property of Schreiner University and will not be returned to the student or forwarded to another site.

All students must have a health form and an immunization record on file in the Health Center. Health and accident insurance is mandatory for all Greystone students.

Admission Offer and Commitment Fee

If a student accepts the Greystone offer of admission, the student is required to pay Schreiner University a $100 admission commitment fee, which serves as serious intent to enroll and is, therefore, non-refundable. The commitment fee reserves classroom space and reserves your room in the Greystone dorm. At the time of registration, the commitment fee is credited towards the student's account. Commitment fees are due to Schreiner University within 30 days of acceptance unless an extension is requested.

Physical Examination

Your Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DODMERB) physical examination is valid for 2 years.  If your examination is older than 2 years, you will be required to undergo another DODMERB medical examination to ensure they are still within the physical fitness limits established for academy admission.  If you require another DODMERB physical examination, it should be completed prior to arrival on campus to allow time for medical record screening by DODMERB and the possible need for waiver requests. Greystone is able to transport students to DODMERB medical facilities in the San Antonio area for the examination; however, the Greystone daily schedule during the academic year is extremely demanding, making medical appointments for non-emergencies difficult. Check with your academy recruiter to verify the status of your medical examination.

Special Admission Consideration

All applicants are individually reviewed and evaluated by the Greystone Admissions Board before an admission decision is made. Students with insufficient academic preparation may be admitted with special conditions regarding course load and performance. Any applicant who is denied admission to the Greystone program has the right to appeal the denial by contacting the Greystone Director.

Tuition, Room, Board & Fees

The cost of public and private education has increased consistently over the last several years. This includes the costs for private academy preparatory schools as well as colleges and universities. Tuition costs at these specialized academy preparatory schools range from $9,000 to $49,000. As you conduct your research for the best institution, it is imperative that the program meets your individual needs as well as the academic expectations of the academies – not all programs are created equal, and cost is not always the best indicator of quality or relevance.

The national average for a single year of private college education in 2014 was $40,955. However, the average cost for room, board, tuition, taxes and fees this year for a traditional student at Schreiner University carrying the same 38 credit hour course load is $35,350. The only direct costs payable to Schreiner for the 2014-15 academic year include:

Tuition and Fees $25,086
Room and Board $ 10,264
Total Direct Costs $35,350
Greystone Scholarship -$ 6,300
Total Direct Costs $29,050

Greystone students are full-time college students co-enrolled at Schreiner University and therefore eligible for all state, federal tuition assistance programs. This can significantly reduce the overall cost of the Schreiner education - a considerable advantage Greystone has over high school and junior college preparatory schools. If you have earned any college scholarships, they too can be applied toward your tuition.

Greystone students pay the exact same amount ($35,350) for 38 credit hours as does a Schreiner student.  What is not shown is that Schreiner University underwrites the total cost of the Greystone operational budget which equates to approximately $15,000 per student.  When seen from the perspective of cost vs. value, for $29,050, Greystone students receive the value of a high quality college education along with the most successful academy preparatory program in the nation at no additional cost! 

As an academy-bound student, you and your parents must look at each program as a major investment in your academic future. There is a great deal riding on this decision and it is not all about the cost of the prep school. The service academies estimate the value of their 4-year education and training experience to be worth between $400,000 and $450,000. This means that whatever the cost of your academic preparation, if you are successful in gaining admission to a service academy you will be receiving an education worth many times your investment that includes some of the most prestigious athletic and leadership training in the world. It also means you will have a job with career opportunities beyond your 5 years of initial service - something not all college graduates can say in this economy! Additionally, should you elect to get out of the service after the 5 year point, you can start your career search with an academy diploma in hand, experience as a junior officer and the reputation afforded to academy grads from the alumni network. All in all, it is worth the time and effort to choose wisely.

When you evaluate a preparatory school, pay particular attention to whether the program can maximize the return on your investment. Determine if the program:
     • provides a focused program tailored to meet your specific individual needs.
     • meets and exceeds the academy's recommended college-level coursework content for reapplying candidates.
     • fully prepares each student for the physical, mental and emotional demands of the academies' first-year - and beyond.
     • assists students to develop the ethical and moral strengths that are critical requirements for academy success.
     • provides each student with a valid, high-value back up plan should their year of prep not result in an academy appointment.

The guiding principle for your selection of a preparatory school must be “buyer beware”. Make no mistake – you are a sought-after buyer, and there are sellers offering every level of quality, in a market where cost alone is not a reliable basis for a good decision.

Greystone has affiliated itself with Schreiner University to create a comprehensive program specifically designed for academy-bound students. Minimizing tuition cost and maximizing the academic, physical and ethical value of the program has been the top priority for Greystone. Comparatively speaking, Greystone offers excellent value for money: a true college-level curriculum, 38 earned college credits, academy-specific academics, physical preparation, character development, leadership training, personal growth and individual maturity. Do your homework, do the math, and you'll find that the value of the Greystone experience provides the highest potential for return of your preparatory school investment.

Applying for Aid

To be eligible for need based and some non-need based financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available in the Office of Financial Aid or can be completed on the web at www.fafsa.ed.gov.


Students who have received an outside scholarship may be eligible to utilize it while enrolled at Schreiner. Detailed information can be obtained from the Schreiner University Office of Admission and Financial Aid.

Students sponsored by one of the three major service academy foundations (Military Academy at West Point AOG, Air Force Academy Falcon Foundation, and Naval Academy Foundation) are eligible for additional scholarship from Schreiner University and Greystone. Please contact the Greystone office for more details.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program

The Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program offers very generous academic financial support for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after 10 September 2001 or individuals discharged with a service connected disability after 30 days.  Approved training under the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program includes undergraduate education and this benefit allows career service members the opportunity to share their education benefits with immediate family members.

Annual Cost to Attend Schreiner……$25,086 (Tuition and Fees. Books are Included.)

VA Post 9/11 and Yellow Ribbon Agreement……………..$25,086  (Tuition and Fees.)

VA benefits exceed the cost to attend classes at Schreiner University.  Students will also receive a book stipend each semester and monthly BAH stipend payments, according to their agreement with the VA.  These payments may be used to assist in paying for on-campus housing. Please see the Accounting Services Office to sign a VA Family Payment Plan.  Each plan will be crafted to correspond as closely as possible to VA payment schedules. 

Use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program benefits not only ensures that an academy candidate will receive a true academy-level academic experience through Schreiner University, but also receive the most dynamic academy prep program in the country through Greystone – at no additional cost!

How do you qualify?  Provide a VA Letter of Eligibility to the Office of Financial Aid.  Letters are sent to students once they have completed all of the required paperwork with the VA: www.gibill.va.gov.

*Contact the Accounting Services Office for details if your eligibility ranking is less than 100%.

**Estimates do not include any federal aid; you can apply for federal aid at www.FAFSA.gov

For more information, visit the VA Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program website or call Ms. Donna Keeling at Schreiner University Admissions 830-792-7217. Military.com is also a useful resource when trying to understand the details of the Yellow Ribbon Program and other GI Bill programs.

Further questions regarding admission or financial aid will be referred to the Office of Admission and Financial Aid, 1-800-343-4919 or (830) 792-7217 or email questions to admissions@schreiner.edu or finaid@schreiner.edu.