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

Learn more about how to apply and join our mailing list! 

Meet Sami, an alum of College LAUNCH. 

This #LAUNCHLegend now attends NC State as a Park Scholar and serves as a Chancellor’s Aide. His passion for academic excellence and leadership show throughout his on campus involvement. As a Chancellor’s Aide, he represents the university at various events, works alongside the Chancellor, and attends special university programming. 

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To the young people around the world who have allowed us to be a part of your journey, we are grateful for you!
Another day to celebrate the College LAUNCH Alumni who are serving as leaders on college campuses across the country! 
Inaya, an Alumni of College LAUNCH who attends the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has a passion for mentorship and serving others. As a result of this, Inaya serves as a counselor for Carolina Kickoff. Carolina Kickoff involves planning a 3-day camp before the start of the school year for incoming first-year students creating a strong community/ support system. Inaya’s leadership skills are making her campus a better and more inclusive place.
#agentsofchange #leaders #socialjustice #precollege #highered #bettermakeroom #power
College LAUNCH Alumni are leading across the country on college campuses!
One example is Jarrod, an Alumni of College LAUNCH who attends North Carolina A&T State University. Jarrod is an Engineer major and co-founder of a campus Bible study group, NCAT UpLIFT, which currently has over 150 participants. Jarrod’s leadership skills and passion for his community are making a difference at NC A&T and beyond! #agentsofchange #leaders #socialjustice #precollege #highered #bettermakeroom #power
The Summer Immersion Program application is LIVE! Spend one week this summer exploring, experiencing, making friends and gaining insight into what you want to do in the future. Offering 19 institutes from Engineering and Psychology to Filmmaking and Business. Check out our website for Summer 2023 dates and the application. #diveinsip #summer2023 #wfusip #apply