To be accepted into to the LEAP (Leaders Exploring Academic Possibilities), students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a rising high school freshman student (current 8th grade student)
  • Submit an online LEAP application, which includes a short essay and submission of two online letters of reference

Fill out the LEAP application:

The LEAP 2021 application is open! LEAP participants will have the option to attend June 7-11 or attend July 12-16.

Apply for LEAP 2021

The LEAP 2021 application will close Friday, December 4, 2020. 

*Students will be notified in February of 2021 regarding their acceptance into the program.

For additional information or questions about the LEAP Program, email leap@ua.edu or call 205-348-7083.