Colgate recognizes that not all high school students have access to the same academic and co-curricular resources. Similarly, not all students arrive at Colgate equally prepared to take full advantage of all the university has to offer.
Colgate’s Summer Institute makes it possible for Colgate to welcome a number of students who have triumphed over educational, socioeconomic, or cultural challenges — and enhance their campus experience.
The Summer Institute is an intensive five-week gateway experience designed for 30-45 incoming students who, besides their academic potential, show much promise in the areas of leadership and community/civic engagement. Hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Studies
(OUS), the program provides an academic and social orientation to life at Colgate, and promotes personal growth and educational achievement.
During the summer session, students normally complete two credit-bearing courses that meet requirements needed for graduation. In addition, they receive regular support in writing and quantitative literacy, along with academic advising. The institute also prepares students for leadership and community engagement, while helping them access Colgate’s many resources.
Through the Summer Institute and beyond, OUS works in collaboration with the Center for Learning Teaching, and Research
to provide students with a variety of academic enrichment activities, such as tutoring and academic coaching.
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Eligibility for Colgate’s opportunity programs is determined at the time of admission and does not require a separate application.
For application information, contact:
Office of Admission firstname.lastname@example.org