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Pre-College Programs

Our pre-college programs are an initiative geared towards North Carolina's historically underrepresented student populations.

Program Overview

NC State offers a variety of pre-college programs for middle and high school students.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers three different summer programs for high school students to provide a strong sense of community while also preparing high school students for the college application process and university experience.

Each program offers you the opportunity to:

  • Interact with NC State admissions representatives, faculty, staff and alumni
  • Participate in college preparation workshops featuring how to approach the college search process, navigating financial aid and scholarships and application essay writing tips
  • Engage in sessions pertaining to your cultural community including knowing your worth and growing your value on a college campus

“The most impactful lesson I learned was that you can find a community to support you in any place.”

– Banessa S., 2021 participant

CAMINOS team building

800+

participants prepared
for college throughout program history

125+

participants are current
NC State students

CAMINOS: Your Journey to College

During the program, students will participate in workshops to learn about university student life, engage in topics as they relate to the Latinx/Hispanic community and higher education, and receive assistance with the college application and financial aid process.

CAMINOS: Your Journey to College is for you if you:

  • Are a rising 11th or 12th grade student that identifies as Hispanic/Latinx or has an interest in Hispanic/Latinx Culture
  • Have a cumulative unweighted GPA of a 3.4 or higher or are in the top 15% of your class
  • Are interested in pursuing higher education
  • Are a leader in your school, family and/or community

Application Deadline

The application for summer 2022 programs will open in spring.

Emerging Scholars Academy (ESA)

During the program, students will participate in workshops to learn about university student life, engage in topics as they relate to the Black/African American community and higher education, and receive assistance with the college application and financial aid process.

Emerging Scholars Academy is for you if you:

  • Are a rising 11th grade student that identifies as Black/African American or has an interest in Black/African American Culture
  • Have a cumulative unweighted GPA of a 3.4 or higher or are in the top 15% of your class
  • Are interested in pursuing higher education
  • Are a leader in your school, family and/or community

Application Deadline

The application for summer 2022 programs will open in spring.

Native Education Forum (NEF)

During the program, students will participate in workshops to learn about university student life, engage in topics as they relate to the American Indian/Native American community and higher education, and receive assistance with the college application and financial aid process.

Native Education Forum is for you if you:

  • Are a rising 11th or 12th grade student that identifies as Native American/American Indian or has an interest in Native American/American Indian culture
  • Have a cumulative unweighted GPA of a 3.4 or higher or are in the top 15% of your class
  • Are interested in pursuing higher education
  • Are a leader in your school, family and/or community

Application Deadline

The application for summer 2022 programs will open in spring.

Multicultural Student Affairs

Multicultural Student Affairs researches, designs and implements unique programs that promote the pursuit of academic success, retention and graduation of students, with an emphasis on African American, Native American and Latinx students.

NEF Participants