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Summer 2024 & Fall 2024 applications are now open.

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Students are invited to attend college preparation events in the form of seminars, workshops, and lectures to prepare for the academic rigors of university life. Our dedicated instructors and staff will help you find the right college fit for your personality and learn what steps to take to achieve it all.  

College Preparation


Finding the Right College for You

Academic departments and student activities; distance from home and financial aid; housing options and cafeteria menus; so many factors come together in your college experience! Learn how to navigate the college search process by understanding your needs and finding schools that fit your priorities.

Putting Your Best Foot Forward on a College Application

A college application is a jigsaw puzzle, where all the pieces should interlock to create a single, unique portrait of you. In this workshop, we will discuss the various components of your application and how to make the most of each one.

Insider Tips for the Common App

­The goal of the Common App is to help reduce the barriers that students face when applying to college. In this session, we'll introduce you to the many useful tools that Common App provides, and we'll explore how to personalize each portion of the application for the schools to which you apply.

Leadership in a Diverse World

Workshops on leadership skills, diversity and inclusion, and pressing global social and environmental issues.

Events offered include:

  • Entrepreneurship 101- What It Takes To Turn Your Ideas Into A Business
    • In this interactive workshop you will have the opportunity to see how they can use the basic tenets of the Design Thinking process to move from Inspiration to Ideation to Implementation with new business ideas. We will also cover practical steps for starting your business, protecting creative ideas, and finding collaborators and investors via networking.
  • Introduction to Emotional Intelligence & Why It Matters
    • This interactive session will explain the concept of emotional intelligence (EQ) and why it matters to all successful student leaders. You will learn how to measure your emotional intelligence and how to implement simple, effective strategies to improve personal and social EQ skills.
  • Introduction to Advanced & Effective Communication Strategies for Leaders
    • This workshop will outline some of the top principles and skills used by successful student leaders to engage, inform, and inspire the people and communities they serve. You will have the opportunity to apply these strategies while learning tips and tricks to write highly effective email copy for any/every audience.

Career Skills and Exploration

Find your path and get a leg up on the competition by attending seminars and events focused on career skills and exploration. Learn about yourself and what’s important to you with a Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment during our interactive workshop; learn how to distinguish yourself and impress college interviewers; develop your unique personal and professional brand to effectively communicate who you are and what you stand for. These events will help you discover more about yourself to help you find what school or career path may be a good fit—and learn how to present yourself to make that path a reality.

Cross-Cultural Community Building

Large events, community groups, and clubs focused on making connections across cultures and increasing students’ self-understanding, empathy, and understanding of diverse perspectives and experiences.

Explore Our Pre-College Programs

The best way to prepare for college is the way that works best for you. That’s why we offer multiple programs: learn in person or online, during the school year or summertime.

Find Your Program