Wake Forest University Pre-College Programs allows high school students the opportunity to explore their interests, pursue their passions, and experience Wake Forest University before college.

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    Who: High school juniors in Charlotte + Winston-Salem, NC

    What: Leadership, Social Justice + College Prep

    Where: Charlotte + Winston-Salem, NC

    When: 1 Saturday per month, September – May 

    How: Apply! Application opens January 2023

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    Who: High school students (Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors) 

    What: Week-long institutes that explore career pathways and fields of study

    Where: Charlotte + Winston-Salem, NC

    When: Summer (June – July)

    How: Apply!  Application opens November 2022

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    Who: Middle school students (6th, 7th and 8th grade students) 

    What: Week-long adventures that explore STEM-themed topics

    Where: Winston-Salem, NC

    When: *Paused for Summer 2023

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    Who: High school students (Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors) 

    What: 2 or 4-week asynchronous, online courses taught by Wake Forest faculty 

    Where: Online

    When: January – December

    How: Apply!

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Pre-College Programs

Wake Forest Pre-College Programs are designed for high school students to experience academic rigor, dynamic learning and enriching social interactions in a supportive college environment. All of our programs are meant for enrichment and are not-for-credit, meaning students don’t have the pressure of formal grades.

“I just want to thank you, the counselors, staff, medical school, the university, the instructors, presenters and EVERYONE involved with this program for providing such an amazing opportunity and experience for Aria. She was safe, she was engaged, challenged, motivated, intrigued, encouraged, enlightened, informed, equipped, and armed for the next decisions she has to make.”

Kimberly, parent of a Pre-College Programs student

Next Steps

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College LAUNCH loves our Alumni and we are so excited to highlight some of their amazing accomplishments!

Chase is a College LAUNCH Alumni and current student at Wake Forest University. She is majoring in English and Spanish. Within weeks of being on Wake’s campus, she was putting her talents and passion to use through her involvement in campus communications! She also has her own nonprofit, @chaseschance 

We are so proud of Chase and all of our remarkable College LAUNCH Alumni! 

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Raise your hand if you’re excited about the 2022-2023 College LAUNCH for Leadership program kicking off next month?!?

We (along with our Alumni network of over 500 young leaders) are excited to welcome our incoming cohort into our LAUNCH family!

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