Pre-College/Youth Programs

Pre-College programs provide academic and social support for students in middle and high school. Students explore higher education options, discover college majors and careers and build leadership skills to prepare for future opportunities. The programs emphasize the importance of higher education, through academic programming and enrichment activities.

Program Goals

  • Demonstrate the importance of academic rigor and its role in student success.
  • Create an understanding of post-secondary options available, the college application process, and available financial resources.
  • Motivate students in the pursuit of higher education and future aspirations.
  • Develop a positive support system for students by providing mentors and role models from the campus and the community.
  • Encourage leadership skills through participation in positive activities during middle and high school.

College Prep

The College Prep program operates during the academic year and is available for students in 6th-12th grade. The program serves Waukesha North high school and Butler, Central, and Horning middle schools, providing after school programming two time per week, at each school, throughout the school year. College Prep works to improve basic skills, competency in core subject areas, and career explorations.   

University Camp

The University Camp program operates during June and is available for students entering 6th-8th grade. Students attend this one week program, where they participate in classes, workshops, and activities on campus at UW-Waukesha. The program features a number of guest speakers from campus and the community, who reinforce English and math academic areas, while building leadership and life skills to promote future success.

Download a University Camp application

College Bound

The College Bound program operates during July and is available for students entering 9th-12th grade. Students attend this two week program, where they participate in classes, workshops, and activities on campus at UW-Waukesha. The program features a number of guest speakers from campus and the community, who reinforce English and math academic areas, while building leadership and life skills to promote future success.

Download a College Bound application

Contact

James M. Boling Jr.
Multicultural Services and Pre-College Programs
University of Wisconsin—Waukesha
Waukesha, WI 53188
Phone: 262-521-5502
Fax: 262-521-5530
Email: james.boling@uwc.edu