“You gain so much more than a backpack!”

“CPP has an amazing atmosphere.”

“You learn all sorts of things.”

“CPP provides you with information that regular school doesn’t teach you.”

“You meet all types of people and get introduced to this great new environment.”

“CPP means an opportunity to even greater opportunities.”

College Prep is a three-year programming commitment that begins the summer after freshman year of high school and continues through high school graduation. The first Summer Academy includes a two-week experience on the Washington University campus; and Scholars return for the second and third summers for three weeks each. Academic and enrichment activities are also held throughout the school year, typically taking place on Saturdays. These activities can range from ACT prep, writing workshops and navigating the college application and financial aid process, to WashU football games, campus concerts, and many social-emotional aspects of college life, such as eating meals in the dining hall, taking part in campus recreation, and bonding with fellow scholars through CPP’s curricular activities.

NOTE: Washington University guidance around COVID-19 will determine in-person and residential program delivery. The College Prep Program is currently practicing physical distancing, health screening, and maintaining connection with students through a hybrid program curriculum.

Visit the How to Apply page to find out more about our application process!