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Wake Forest summer program accepting applications

CHARLOTTE — The Wake Forest Summer Immersion Program has been ranked No. 3 in the nation on College Consensus’ list of the top 30 pre-college summer programs for 2019.

College Consensus bases its rankings on four key indicators: college credit, mentorship, residential experience and scholarship opportunities. The Wake Forest program scored a 73.4, just behind the University of California-Berkeley in the top spot, with a score of 78, and the University of California-Los Angeles at No. 2, with a score of 76.4.

The program received the highest score among student reviews with a score of 78, and 93 percent of Summer Immersion participants said they would recommend the program to others and 93 percent agreeing it is relevant to future college and career plans. The program has served about 3,000 students from 41 states and 17 countries.

The weeklong program is for rising sophomores, juniors, seniors and incoming college freshmen designed to provide an introduction to college life and the opportunity to explore a career pathway or field of study. Programming is offered in both Charlotte at Wake Forest Charlotte Center and Winston-Salem, on the main campus.

Program highlights include:

• ExplorE a Career Pathway or Major: Choose from 18 specialized institutes and learn from industry professionals and Wake Forest faculty.

• Prepare for College: Take advantage of living in Wake Forest dorms, eating in the dining hall, participating in a campus tour and admissions information session, and experiencing life at Wake Forest.

• Build a Network: Engage with peers from all over the world and build relationships with professionals and experts in various fields of study.

Applications are being from interested high school students. For more information about the program, visit the website at go.wfu.edu/sip or contact summerimmersion@wfu.edu.

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