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:
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 Director prior to package submission.
To check on your admission status, click here.
- 30 May (Priority Admission)
- 30 July (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 on 8 August and is designed to ensure that all 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 2012 was $39,840. 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 $34,450. The only direct costs payable to Schreiner for the 2014-15 academic year include:
|Tuition and Fees||$24,459|
|Room and Board||$ 9,991|
|Total Direct Costs||$34,450|
|Greystone Scholarship||-$ 6,228|
|Total Direct Costs||$28,222|
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 ($34,450) 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 $28,222, 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.
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 an additional $500 scholarship from Schreiner University taking the total scholarship to $6,000.
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.
Through the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, Schreiner University has voluntarily entered into contract with the VA and has agreed to share the total cost of tuition. Under the Yellow Ribbon program, those who qualify also receive a Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) which is intended to be applied toward the cost for room and board. Additionally, candidates receive a stipend for books.
Cost break down for a fully qualified service member (maximum coverage) of the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program:
Schreiner University (two semesters, 19 credit hours per semester)
|Tuition and Fees||$24,459|
|Room and Board||$ 9,991|
Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program
|VA Contribution||Schreiner Yellow Ribbon Contribution||Total|
|Tuition and Fees||$20,800||$3,559||$24,359|
|BAH Cost of Living Stipend||$ 9,342 (for 8 months*)||$ 9,342|
|Book Stipend||$ 1,000||$ 1,000|
*Based upon the calculations above, participation in the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program will mean that all costs for tuition, room and board are fully covered.
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!
*Note: Local BAH is $1,167.75 per month. For the 8 full months of the Greystone program, the family will receive approximately $9,342.00. These funds are paid directly to the family on a monthly basis. Each family will establish a monthly payment plan through the Schreiner University Business Office to transfer appropriate funds to cover the costs of a candidate’s room and board.
For more information, visit the VA Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program website or call Ms. Toni Bryant at Schreiner University Admissions 830-792-7217.
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