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 high school Grade Point Average (GPA) and rank in high school graduating class as well as a complete listing of all standardized test scores (ACT and/or SAT). You will need to provide the following to Schreiner University:
An official high school transcript from an accredited high school showing cumulative GPA and current rank in class through the FALL SEMESTER OF SENIOR YEAR (Includes final grades of Fall Semester Senior Year).
Official test scores (ACT or SAT) sent directly to Schreiner University from the testing agency, included on official transcripts or downloaded and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have taken dual credit or co-enrolled credit courses during high school, please include an official transcript from each college or university attended.
If you have AP Exam Scores, please provide your scores. You may send in “unofficial” scores for admissions purposes. If you are admitted, Schreiner University will need “Official” scores to determine college credit eligibility.
Please list your involvement in all areas to include: Academic Awards, Student Government, National Honor Society, Drama, Language, Debate Team, School Publication, Band/Orchestra, JROTC, Athletics, Boy Scout/Girl Scout, Boys/Girls State, Volunteer Experience, Work Experience, Church Involvement, and leadership positions in all activities.
You may use one of your essays used for your Congressional nomination OR academy application. If you choose to write a new essay, share with the Greystone Admissions Board “Why you desire to attend Greystone at Schreiner University”.
To start the application process, click here. WHEN SELECTING THE APPLICATION TYPE, BE SURE TO CHOOSE GREYSTONE, NOT FRESHMAN.
For questions regarding the Schreiner/Greystone Admissions process, please call Greystone at 830-896-6530. Applicants who graduate from a non-accredited high school, or earn a GED certificate instead of a high school diploma are required to discuss credentials with the Greystone Executive Director prior to package submission.
Greystone at Schreiner University employs a Rolling Admissions process that allows interested candidates to apply throughout the Spring Semester and into the Summer months.
Candidates who apply to Greystone and are admitted participate in a summer program that consists of a series of seven weekly GoToWebinars beginning on the first Tuesday in June. The GoToWebinars are intended to be viewed live from your home. Students unable to participate in the GoToWebinar live can watch the recorded program which will be made available. The intent if the GoToWebinar series is to create the baseline documents needed to begin writing the nomination and academy applications during the Summer Session. Summer Session is a 3-week long program held at Greystone that starts in late July and is designed to ensure that a significant portion of nomination and academy 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 in all areas under consideration for an academy candidate, periodic updates will be submitted to your nomination sources and the academies to ensure you receive credit for your best efforts. The academy admissions boards place significant importance on documented improvements in 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!
The cost of public and private education has increased considerably 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 $65,000. 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 2017-2018 was $50,900*. 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 $42,521.68. The only direct costs payable to Schreiner for the 2019-20 academic year include:
|Tuition for 2019-2020||$29,500.00|
|Fees for the Academic Year||$1,750.00|
|Room for the Academic Year (LA Schreiner Dorm)||$5,786.00|
|Meals for Academic Year (Unlimited Access Plan)||$5,485.68|
|TOTAL DIRECT COSTS FOR ALL SCHREINER STUDENTS||$42,521.68|
|Schreiner University SCHOLARSHIP||$10,000.00|
|TOTAL Direct Costs for Greystone Students*||$32,521.68|
|*Does not include Foundation Sponsored Scholarship|
Greystone students are full-time college students co-enrolled at Schreiner University and therefore, if you have earned any college scholarships, they can be applied toward your tuition.
Greystone students pay the exact same amount ($42,521.68) for 38 credit hours as does any other 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 $32,521 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 approximately $500,000. 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 not be saddled with extensive student debt. Instead, 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 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.
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 $300 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.
A current Sports Physical is required to participate in Greystone Preparatory School and ROTC. Sports Physical documentation will be required prior to Summer Session (Sports Physical Form may be obtained through Greystone office).
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 Executive Director.
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 the Military Academy at West Point AOG and Naval Academy Foundation are eligible for additional scholarship from Schreiner University and Greystone. Please contact the Greystone office for more details.
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 email@example.com or FinancialServices@schreiner.edu.