GW Summer Scholars Pre-College program is a 6 week residential
program for accomplished high school students who have completed the
11th grade. The program seeks to provide advanced learning
opportunities for students, through enrollment in a credit bearing course,
and enrichment programs that promote understanding of the academic communities
and resources that make up the college experience. Enrollment is
limited and admission to the program is selective. The program
includes four modules as follow:
Academic Exploration- Summer Scholars enroll in
an introductory GW course for credit with other GW students.
Flexibly structured programs such as talks, tours, and demonstrations,
are organized around academic interests. Students also participate in research
skills and study strategy workshops.
First Year Writing- Students hone critical
thinking and analytic writing skills through readings, discussion, and in
class writing assignments, in preparation for college level writing.
Individual conferences are available for students to address individual writing
College Life- Brown bag seminars focus on a wide range
of college life issues such as Freshman Experience, Student Leadership,
Advising, and Career Planning.
Admissions- This weekly workshop encourages students to
look beyond the admissions page to learn more about college
programs, student life, and campus issues. Comparing applications and examining
essays leads to a discussion of understanding how they are
used in the admissions process. Mock interviews and committee
simulations, as well as visits to nearby universities, are all
part of this highly interactive and unique session.