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Early Identification Program (EIP)

Since 1991, PWCS has partnered with George Mason University's Early Identification for program (EIP). The Early Identification Program is George Mason University's college access program that serves first-generation college-bound students with strong academic potential in Northern Virginia. Program participants receive numerous supports to help them navigate middle school, high school, and the college application process. Approximately 125+ Prince William County Public School students participate in the EIP program annually.


To produce civically engaged first-generation college bound students who value learning and are actively pursuing higher education.


EIP will inspire students towards higher education and the development of professional goals. Using a holistic approach to educate students, EIP strives to maximize student potential and academic achievement. In partnership with local school divisions, the private sector and the George Mason Community our goal is to improve students' access to higher education and quality of life by providing academic enrichment, personal development and community engagement; thus ensuring students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to become productive and responsible global citizens.

Program Benefits - What Students Receive


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  • An intense summer academic enrichment program that prepares students for the school year
  • Multi-year and year-long academic coaching and support from 8th grade through 12th grade
  • Access to state of art facilities at a major research university
  • STEM+ H enrichment

College & Career Readiness

  • College readiness such as practice SATs, ACTs, FAFSA completion and application support
  • Guaranteed admission to George Mason University for eligible students
  • Scholarship opportunities and financial support for eligible students that attend Mason
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  • Career and professional shadowing experience

Personal & Social Development

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  • Family engagement and support focusing on navigating high school and the college application process
  • Leadership development
  • Service learning opportunities

Here are a few facts about the EIP program

  • 95% of EIP students enroll into college
  • Students who complete the EIP and graduate from high school with a 3.2 or better, and meet the admission requirements of the university are automatically accepted. Students who earn a 3.5 or higher will be eligible to apply for the EIP scholarship (four-years full tuition, in-s.tate tuition rates)

EIP Program Contact Information

Mr. Reuben E. Adams, PWCS EIP Coordinator

Mr. Khaseem Davis, EIP Director, George Mason University

Visit the George Mason University Early Identification Program webpage.

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