Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?
1) Complete an application online or by mail.
2) Provide one national or state achievement or aptitude test results from the previous school year at or above the 80th percentile in a specific area of study. Examples include ITBS, SAT, PSAT, ACT, or PARCC.
3) Provide a Recommendation Form completed by a teacher/ mentor
4) Payment of non-refundable $25 application fee.

How do I pay fees associated with Summer Laureate University?
By mail or in person with check or money order: Paid to SLUFY, 2801 S. University Avenue, SUA 101, Little Rock, AR 72204
By phone with credit card: UALR Cashier’s Office 501.569.8757
In person with cash or credit card: UALR Cashier’s Office, Student Support Center 1st floor

Where is Summer Laureate Held?
Booker Arts Magnet School
2016 Barber Street, Little Rock, AR 72206
Easy Access Driving from I-30, I-440, I-630, and I-530

What time can I bring my participant?
Supervised drop-off begins at 12:15 pm every day of Summer Laureate.

Do I have to pay the entire tuition amount at one time?
No, you may pay the tuition in installments; however, the balance must be $0 on the first day of Summer Laureate. Please contact the Summer Laureate office to make arrangements.

I am the applicant’s guardian & teacher. Do I fill out the Recommendation?
No, the recommendation will need to be done by a non-guardian. You may use a different teacher or administrator at the school, Destination Imagination/ Quiz Bowl coach, music lessons teacher, Sunday School teacher, etc.

Where is the Health Information section of the application?
We will be taking health information from participants after they have been accepted and have chosen to attend.

How do I contact the Summer Laureate Office before July 11?
Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education
2801 S University Ave, SUA Room 101, Little Rock, AR 72204
Phone: 501.569.3410 Fax: 501.569.3438 giftedcenter@ualr.edu

How do I contact the Summer Laureate Office from July 11-22?
Participants and their families will be given a telephone number to reach the Summer Laureate staff directly at Booker. This number will be included in their Participant Information packet.