Washington University in St. Louis is committed to making higher education more accessible to first generation students.
To help talented high school students from our own region succeed at the college of their choice, Washington University launched the College Prep Program in 2014. Participating scholars live and learn on campus, prepare for their own college career, and connect with other talented students. The program is free.
The College Prep Program is an immersive, on-campus learning experience at Washington University. Incoming scholars live on campus for two weeks the summer after freshman year and three weeks the summers after sophomore and junior year. College Prep scholars also attend workshops, lectures, and campus activities throughout the school year. Graduates of the program leave ready to excel — academically and socially — in college.
The goal of the Washington University College Prep Program is to prepare scholars for success at a selective college or university that best matches their interest and needs. Application to Washington University is not required and admission to Washington University is not guaranteed.
Download the College Prep Program Flyer.