2021 ACAP APPLICATION:  SMU OR TCU RESIDENCY PROGRAM

January 1, 2021

Dear High School Student:

ACAP (Accounting Career Awareness Program) is a one-week residency program for high school students interested in a career in accounting or business.  The program introduces students to accounting, finance, economics, and management through a focused, undergraduate-level program taught by college faculty and guest lecturers in business and government.  During the week, students have the opportunity to attend classes on careers in accounting and business, personal development and college preparation and tour college campuses, local companies, and CPA firms.  The program concludes with the students inviting their parent(s) or guardian(s) to a closing luncheon or banquet in commemoration of their completion of the program at the end of the week. 

In summer 2021, interested high school students have the option of applying to one of two locations:

---  Dallas ACAP Week is June 27 - July 2, 2021 on the campus of Southern Methodist University (SMU) for high school students of all grade levels.  The Dallas ACAP website: www.dallasacap.com.  The targeted goal is 60 students.

---  TCU ACAP Week is July 11 - 16, 2021 on the campus of Texas Christian University (TCU) for high school students (all grade levels).  The ACAP web page is:  http://www.dallasacap.com/tcu-acap.html.  The targeted goal is 20 students.

Students MAY NOT attend both summer camps.

Note:  Both the SMU and TCU residency camps will follow school, local, state, and Federal guidelines for health and safety concerns.  Students will be notified of residency or virtual status as appropriate.

Students interested in ACAP should review selected documents prior to completing this application (ACAP presentation, video, timeline, flyer, etc.) that are included on the ACAP website.

Requirements for admission are as follows:
 
-- Must be a high school student  at time of application (all grade levels)
-- Complete the online application below
-- Has a minimum of 3.0 GPA (may take a 2.8 if there are strong extracurricular activities)
-- Submit two (2) letters of recommendation (from teachers, counselors, coaches, ministers, bosses, etc., but not family members)
-- Submit a 100-word essay (included in the online application)
-- Submit an unofficial high school transcript
-- Attend an interview (to be scheduled in April or May, as appropriate)

Please complete the following application by March 31, 2021 if you desire to apply for acceptance into either the SMU ACAP residency camp or the TCU ACAP residency camp.


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* 1. Today's Date

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* 2. Your Name (First and Last Name)

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* 3. Your Address:

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* 4. Your Phone Numbers:

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* 5. Your Email Address

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* 6. Your Gender

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* 7. Your Ethnicity

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* 8. Your Birthday (month/day/year--xx/xx/xxxx)

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* 9. Your Age

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* 10. Select the ACAP Program you are interested in attending:

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* 11. School  Information:

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* 12. Please complete the following for your parent/guardian:

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* 13. NAME, TITLE, AND CONTACT NUMBER OF HIGH SCHOOL OFFICIAL SENDING YOUR UNOFFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT. (Note:  Your unofficial transcript and other supporting materials should be submitted prior to the deadline date of March 31, 2021.) Unofficial transcripts and other supporting materials can be mailed to:

ACAP
Post Office Box 380426
Duncanville, TX 75138

As an alternative, you may email supplemental materials to Odell Brown at dfwacap@gmail.com.

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* 14. What is your career aspiration?  (Please take the time to fully respond to this question.  Short, vague responses should be avoided.)

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* 15. 100-WORD ESSAY QUESTION:  Why You?  Why should you be selected for this program? (This is a different question from Question #10.  Do not type the same answer here as you typed for the previous question.  Your response should be a minimum of 100 words.)

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* 16. REPEAT STUDENT: A select number of repeat students may be considered for admission to subsequent programs if they meet certain requirements:

--  Meet the current eligibility requirements
--  Plan to major in Accounting or other business-related fields
--  Have participated in selected ACAP and/or NABA-related activities to support and/or promote ACAP since you last attended ACAP.  This support and promotion should be documented. Merely telling your friends about ACAP does not meet the promotion and/or participation requirement. In addition, stating "I had a good time last year" does not, of itself,  constitute sufficient reason for returning.  Thus, this question has more to do with "what you have done for ACAP" rather than "what you want from ACAP".

If you are a repeat student, please use the space below to answer this question.  Be clear in your response.  Please document your support and promotion. If you are not a repeat student, you may skip this question.

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* 17. SCHOLASTIC AWARDS:  List any scholastic awards you have received.

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* 18. ATHLETIC AWARDS:  List any athletic awards you have received (include the number of years involved).

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* 19. OTHER EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, AWARDS, OR HONORS :  List any other activities and/or awards you received (include number of years involved).

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* 20. COMMENTS:  Give any other comments you wish to make at this time.

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