Summer College for High School Students

Hartwick Offers Summer College for High School Students

March 3, 2014

Are you a high school student ready to gain college experience while living on campus and participating in classes that highlight experiential learning? Are you interested in getting a head start on college and developing skills to help you succeed? If so, then you should apply for Hartwick's Summer College for High School Students!

The program runs from July 5 to July 25, 2014 during which time you will take one 3-credit course chosen from 10 exciting options that span almost all areas of academics. You will be taught by Hartwick's engaging, expert professors, attend leadership seminars, and participate in on- and off- campus activities that include orientation and trips to various destinations throughout the greater Oneonta area.

The leadership seminars in which you'll participate will cover test-taking strategies; library research skills; decision making; career, internship, and study abroad information; and tips for navigating financial aid. After completing the Summer College for High School Students program, you will be a stronger and more competitive college applicant. You will gain transferable credits, skills to help you succeed, and something even more valuable: real college experience.

The courses offered in Hartwick's Summer College for High School Students are transferable to most accredited colleges and universities. Note that each institution sets its own policies on transfer credits. Prior to enrolling, please ensure that your course will transfer to the college or university you plan to attend.

To be eligible for Summer College for High School Students, you must be between the ages of 16 and 18 by July 5, 2014. A strong academic profile - with a minimum high school GPA of 85 - is required; a transcript must accompany the application. The application process also includes an optional 500-word essay that gives you the chance to explain why you are interested in the Summer College for High School Students program. Applications are accepted on a rolling-admission basis and are due by May 15, 2014.

The all-inclusive cost is $3,200 , which includes tuition, room and board, academic fees, textbooks, supplies, meals, and all activities for the three-week program. The commuter rate of $2,200 includes tuition, academic fees, textbooks, supplies, all activities and one meal a day. Admitted students will be required to submit a $500 deposit at the time of acceptance with the full payment due by June 10.

For more information and to access the application, visit  With questions, please contact Director of Summer Programs and Manager of Special Events Rachel Stevenson at or (607) 431-4022.

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Valerie Capullo
Phone: 607-431-4031