Tag: pre-college programs

How to Make Your Summers Before College Count

CollegeXpress Student Writer

There are approximately 10 weeks of free time each summer before you go to college. That's 30 weeks throughout high school to do anything you want. Make them count! read more

How should I prepare for my summer program?

Program Manager for Recruitment, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Many students and parents will do research on the college to get an idea of what is happening. Search websites for faculty, facilities, and research. Come with an open mind and ready to extend your knowledge base during the summer. read more

Can I get financial aid or scholarships to help pay my pre-college program tuition?


Yes, there are a number of ways to get financial aid and/or scholarships to help cover the cost of attending a pre-college program. read more

What You Should Know About Summer Pre-College Programs

CollegeXpress Student Writer

Interested in a summer pre-college program? Read on to find out exactly what these programs are, how to find one you like, and all the ways they can benefit you. read more

All About Pre-college Summer Programs

High School Student

For many students, e-mails from pre-college summer programs are nothing more than annoying spam. But deleting them without a second thought might be a big mistake... read more

Your Best Summer Ever Starts Now (Sort Of)!

Student, Landstown High School

There are tons of summer programs for all of your interests that you can (and should) take part in! More importantly, you should start thinking about them now. read more

A Day in the Life at an Academic Summer Camp: Yale Young Global Scholars

Student, Johns Hopkins University

Not all summer camps are canoes and campfires... read more

Summer Program Experience for the College Essay

Freelance Writer

When you start brainstorming ideas for your college essay, consider writing about life at your summer program! read more

Your Goals, Your Life, Your Gap Year

Vice Presidents, The Center for Interim Programs

A gap year is a chance to explore the world while considering "Who am I?" and "What do I want to do with my life?" Learn more about gap year programs here! read more

What Are You Doing This Summer?

Production Manager, Porter Sargent Handbooks

Pre-college programs, volunteer excursions, special-interest camps, and more can make any summer more meaningful. read more