Carleton College is honored to host an inspiring summer program designed for the best and brightest college-bound students representing high schools across the country. The Carleton Liberal Arts Experience (CLAE) will select 50 high school students who just completed their sophomore year and bring them to Carleton, all expenses paid, for a one-week summer program. The CLAE program introduces the strengths of a liberal arts education through an array of courses in science, art, social sciences, and technology. Course offerings may include:
In addition, workshops are offered to assist participants with their high school and college careers. Past workshop offerings have included:
Carleton Liberal Arts Experience
100 South College Street
Northfield, MN 55057
Carleton Online Summer Information
Session I: June 17 - June 29, 2012
Session II: July 8 - July 20, 2012
Session III: July 22 - August 3, 2012
Residential campers: $1810
Extended Day campers: $1165
Day Campers: $905
Local Guest Speakers for Summer 2012:Session 1: Thursday, June 21:
PAVE is a six-week Vanderbilt summer program designed to strengthen the academic skills of students who are planning to enter a college engineering, pre-medical, science, or technology program. If you are an eleventh grader and are planning to take advanced placement or honors mathematics and science courses, the PAVE program will fortify your senior year and potentially improve your ACT, AP, SAT, and TOEFL test scores, while increasing your chances for admission when you apply to colleges. If you are a graduating high school student and are planning to attend any institution, this program not only exposes you to campus life, but also provides you with the experience to overcome the rough spots you may encounter.
In addition to strengthening your background, PAVE can help you decide if a technology-based degree is really the field for you. As a participant, you have the opportunity to improve your problem solving, technical writing, computer knowledge, and laboratory skills. If, after your undergraduate degree, you are considering obtaining a business, journalism, law, or medical degree, you will benefit from having the experience that PAVE provides.
Upon completion of the PAVE program, all students receive a Certificate of Achievement. Students who have demonstrated exceptional ability, but have not already been admitted to Vanderbilt University, will be considered for fall 2012 admission.
The 2012 session begins on June 25 and runs through August 3.
Daily faculty lectures are supplemented with small group discussions and individual instruction from faculty and counselors. The teaching staff covers such topics as:
Students choose and complete three formal laboratory exercises from a selection of engineering/pre-med/science fields. Also, a number of special-topic guest lectures will be presented. The curriculum is very well integrated. A typical daily schedule includes:
Applicants are evaluated on the basis of individual high school records, recommendations, personal letters, non-academic activities, and standardized test scores. Students who have not taken the PSAT, SAT, ACT, or TOEFL examinations are still encouraged to apply. In order to provide personal attention to all students, enrollment is limited. Students are evaluated on a "first come" basis. Applications received after the April 20 deadline are accepted only if room is available.
Rising high school seniors (who will be twelfth graders next academic year) should indicate if they plan to take advanced placement or honors mathematics or science during their senior year. All applicants should have completed a course in or have complete understanding of basic trigonometry prior to attending PAVE.General Info and Cost:
Registration is Sunday, June 24, with classes starting June 25. Transportation from Nashville International Airport (BNA) to the university (ten minutes from the airport) is reliable and convenient. Participants are not required to bring a computer for the six weeks. Parking is available to all PAVE students, but having a vehicle on campus is not necessary.
The weekly cost of a typical pre-college summer program ranges from $810 - $1,775. The weekly cost for attending the pre-college PAVE program is:
|Off-Campus PAVE Student (commuter)||$730 / week|
|On-Campus PAVE Student (residential)||$1,050 / week|
Prof. John Veillette, Ph.D.
Associate Dean and Director
VU Station B 351736
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37235 USA