Prepare your college application and earn college credit!
Get started early on your US university experience with the Jumpstart College Success Academy for high school students overseas (ages 15-17).
2-3 MERIT/NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO COVER VCSA TUITION
The Jumpstart College Success Academy is an opportunity for students overseas to brush up on important academic skills, learn required university technology, and prepare early for college life. It includes a one-credit virtual, live and interactive course focused on Speech Communication and University Life, in which you will learn about university culture, develop your academic communication and study skills, and engage virtually with Lehigh University teachers, staff and students on campus. You will meet online with the teacher and other students as a whole class at times, and at other times you will meet individually with the teacher and in small groups online. As a final group project, you will research about a U.S. university online and present your university to the class. By the end of the program, you will be ready to apply to a prestigious U.S. university such as Lehigh.
In the Jumpstart College Success Academy, you will:
Interview and engage with university staff, students, and professors
Experience the demands and expectations of a US college class
Make new friends and communicate informally outside of class
Learn how to and give multi-modal presentations using innovative technology
Learn how to communicate with your professors and advisors and advocate for yourself
Learn about university resources for success
Take TOEFL practice tests and receive help on your college application essay
|Who is it for||Program Dates||Tuition||Application Timeline|
High school students who will be entering their junior or senior years (ages 15-17)
July 5-July 19, 2023
May 1: Application and non-refundable application fee of $50 due
May 19: Parent permission and school recommendation due
May 30: Full tuition of $905 due
February 21, 2023, 6:30 am - 7:30 am
March 21, 2023, 6:30 am - 7:30 am
April 11, 2023, 6:30 am - 7:30 am
HOW TO APPLY
Acceptance & Tuition
Pay the full tuition by May 30, 2023.
You will receive a welcome email with a course Zoom link.