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NSHSS Collaborating Universities Offer Great Pre-College Programs


Tuesday, February 02, 2016

NSHSS Collaborating Universities Offer Great Pre-College Programs

Pre-College Programs are a great opportunity for high school students to get a sneak-peek at college life. From living on campus, to taking classes, these programs allow students to explore their academic interests. Some programs even offer college credit, which allows students to get a head start on their college careers. Check out these great Pre-College opportunities for NSHSS members from our Collaborating Universities.

Baruch College: Baruch Leadership Academy

The Baruch Leadership Academy takes place at Baruch College, a thriving, internationally ranked institution, located in the heart of New York City, midtown Manhattan. Academy pre-professional programs allow students to explore new realms of academia, engross themselves in college planning and standardized test preparation, and better plan for success in their future endeavors. At the Baruch College campus, Academy students experience college life while they prepare to shine in the college admissions process, excel at the university level, and embark on successful, focused career paths.

Fairleigh Dickinson University: UNIV1003 Preparing for Professional Life — Technology & Innovation

UNIV1003 will assist students in exploring career options utilizing personal values, interests, strengths and preferences. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of written and verbal communication skills and how to utilize them in a professional setting. This course will explore the importance and role of networking as a professional in both online and offline scenarios. Students are introduced to methods of self-awareness and engaged learning and they are encouraged to develop an academic plan, with formal and informal components, that supports their ultimate career goals. Respect for individual and cultural differences is fostered throughout the course, as is the importance of an international perspective for professional success. Fairleigh Dickinson University will award one full and one-half scholarship to selected NSHSS scholarship applicants.

George Washington University: Pre-College Program

GW Pre-College program enrolls high school students in academic programs that integrate lectures and seminars with an applied exploration of an area of study. Programs are enhanced by experiential learning which offer hands-on learning opportunities for students to connect theoretical concepts to real-world practice. Students have the opportunity to participate in college readiness seminars that engage them in an understanding of the admissions process and the student experience, as they prepare for their college future. George Washington University will be providing selected NSHSS members with a scholarship to attend certain GW Pre-College programs in 2016. Additionally, GW will waive the application fee for NSHSS students interested in applying to any GW Pre-College program.

Johns Hopkins University: Summer Programs

Accomplish your goals, whether you’re looking for university credit or just want to discover your passion. Get an edge on the competition for college admission. Johns Hopkins University (JHU) offers two undergraduate-credit-granting programs: Discover Hopkins and Summer University. Johns Hopkins University will be providing selected NSHSS members with a scholarship to attend their Pre-College summer session in 2016. Additionally, JHU will waive the application fee for all NSHSS applicants.

Syracuse University: Summer College

Syracuse University’s Summer College for high school students gives students an amazing opportunity not only to explore their artistic, intellectual, and professional passions, but also to experience college life. With both credit and noncredit offerings lasting from two through six weeks, our programs represent the rich diversity of fields that span the University’s schools and colleges. Syracuse University will be providing selected NSHSS members with a scholarship to attend their Summer College in 2016.

University of Virginia: UVa Advance

UVa Advance is a four-week summer residential program for highly motivated, rising high school juniors and seniors that offers participants an opportunity to experience college life at the University of Virginia. The UVa Advance program is composed of classes, workshops & social activities.