We are now accepting applications for the Free Minds Class of 2014!
Are you a future Free Minds student? Click here to complete the online application. You can also call or email the Free Minds office to request a paper version. Our deadline for accepting applications is July 5, 2013.
Want to know whether you’re eligible for Free Minds? Visit our Future Students page to find out.
Need more info about the class? Check out our Applicants’ FAQ page to get some answers.
Helping Adults Begin a New Chapter in Their Lives
The Free Minds Project provides Central Texas adults living on low to moderate incomes with a chance to fulfill their intellectual potential and to jumpstart their college education. Free Minds offers a free two-semester college course in humanities to adults who have faced significant barriers to education. Top faculty from The University of Texas at Austin and Austin Community College lead students in lively discussions and help to improve their skills in writing, communication, and critical thinking. Tuition, books, and child care are provided without charge. Students who complete the course receive six credit hours from ACC.
By removing the barriers that often prevent working-class adults from pursuing higher education, Free Minds creates a dynamic community of learners–one that takes on foundational thinkers and texts while honoring the life experiences of its members.
Housed at UT’s Community Engagement Center in East Austin, the Free Minds Project represents a unique collaboration between UT’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, Austin Community College, and Foundation Communities.