Rising sophomores, juniors, seniors in high school in addition to incoming college freshman who are in good academic standing and have no academic or school suspensions are invited to apply.
Yes, international students are encouraged to apply.
Yes, we welcome applications from home-schooled students.
Yes, both new and returning students must complete a new application packet with updated materials.
To be considered for the Summer Immersion Program each student must submit an online application, as well as one recommendation form from a guidance counselor, teacher or principal. Please list the name, phone number and email address of the teacher or another person who can speak to the student’s academic abilities and capacity to thrive in a college environment (online recommendation cannot come from a family member or paid tutor).
We accept applications on a rolling basis until space is filled in each institute. It is best to apply early since programs fill up quickly. We begin accepting applications on November 1, 2016. The scholarship application is a component of the online application for students in need of financial assistance. We are currently accepting applications for all institutes. Apply today!
Once a student’s application has been received along with the online recommendation, a decision will be made and the student and parent will be contacted by email. At this time, a non-refundable deposit of $450.00 will be due no later than two weeks from the acceptance date. Payments are accepted online or submitted via check. Please mail all checks to: Wake Forest Summer Immersion Program 200 North College Street Suite 150 Charlotte NC, 28202.
Yes, students are encouraged to apply to all programs of interest.
Students are encouraged to apply to as many institutes as they desire and find interesting. The admissions decision is not based upon the number of institutes to which you apply.
Students are encouraged to attend all five days of the institute in which they are accepted to receive their certificate of completion.
Dress is casual, but please dress appropriately for the activities scheduled for your institute.
Students that live outside of the Charlotte area are welcome to attend. The Charlotte and Reynolda campus programs offer non-residential as well as residential options for specific institutes. All nonresidential students must have transportation to and from the Wake Forest University Charlotte Center and/or Reynolda campus each day.
No, parking is not included in your tuition, however, there are several parking options for students that are both close and affordable. Parking is available in the Wake Forest Parking Garage attached to our building ($20 per day) or in surface lots located at 424 and 500 North College Street ($7 per day). Students may also choose to ride the LYNX Light Rail to the Charlotte Transit Center/Arena station and walk one block to the Wake Forest Charlotte Center. Student fare on the LYNX is $2.20 for a round-trip ticket.
Transportation to and from all off-site field trips is included in your tuition.
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available by application. Applicants interested in scholarships are encouraged to apply early. Please complete the online scholarship application when submitting the general online application if financial assistance is needed. Scholarship decisions will be made on an on-going basis. Students and parents will be notified by email when a scholarship decision is made. Students have two weeks to accept or decline their scholarship. Scholarship recipients are asked to submit the remaining tuition balance by Monday, April 3, 2017.
Students accepted into a Summer Immersion Program must submit the initial non-refundable deposit of $450.00 no later than two weeks from the date of their acceptance into the program. This reserves that student a seat in the institute of his/her choice. The remaining balance is due before our summer sessions begin. Once a deposit is submitted the remaining tuition balance is due Monday April 3, 2017.
Programming Dates and Tuition
|Charlotte Summer Immersion Program Schedule 2017|
|Business and Entrepreneurship||June 12-16||Nonresidential||$1,450|
|Sports Marketing||June 18-23||Nonresidential /Residential||$1,450/$2,250|
|No Programming July 3-7|
|Business and Entrepreneurship||July 17-21||Nonresidential||$1,450|
|Winston-Salem Summer Immersion Program Schedule 2017|
|Business and Entrepreneurship||June 18-23||Residential/Nonresidential||$2,250|
|Sports Medicine||June 18-23||Residential/Nonresidential||$2,250|
|No Programming July 3-7|
|Biosciences and Engineering||July 9-14||Residential/Nonresidential||$2,250|
|Academic Discovery (2-weeks)||July 9-14||Residential||$4,000|
|Academic Discovery (2-weeks)||July 16-21||Residential||———-|
|Business and Entrepreneurship||July 16-21||Residential/Nonresidential||$2,250|
|Biosciences and Engineering||July 23-28||Residential/Nonresidential||$2,250|
|Business and Entrepreneurship||July 30 – Aug 4||Residential/Nonresidential||$2,250|
|Medicine||July 30 – Aug 4||Residential/Nonresidential||$2,500|
No, the $450 enrollment deposit is nonrefundable.
Yes, we will assign each student a number on the waiting list and invite wait listed students to submit their deposit of $450 to hold their space should an opening become available in the program. An email will be sent to those on the waiting list with instructions.
Like all extracurricular activities, participating in the Summer Immersion program will make you a more interesting and experienced applicant. Your improved skills and understanding of interdisciplinary thinking will prove beneficial as you apply to college. Although your participation in the Summer Immersion program will not afford any preferential treatment in the Wake Forest admissions process, it will add another dimension of hands on experience to your application.
The Wake Forest Summer Immersion Program is designed to enrich the student’s understanding of a particular career path or field of study. Students will select an area of focus for the one or two week program. All programs are non-credit.
For our nonresidential institutes based in Charlotte, Wake Forest University does not provide transportation to campus. Students may be dropped off at the Wake Forest Charlotte Center as early as 8:45 am and picked no later than 4:30 pm.
For our nonresidential institutes based in Winston-Salem, Wake Forest University does not provide transportation to campus. Students must be dropped off at Polo Residence Hall at 7:45 am and picked up at 4:30 pm Monday – Thursday, and Friday at 12:00 pm.
For our residential institutes in both Charlotte and Winston-Salem, Wake Forest University will provide shuttle buses to/from the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) and the Piedmont-Triad International Airport (GSO), respectively at the beginning/conclusion of the week. The shuttle will leave the airport at 3:30 pm on the Sunday prior to the Institute and depart for the airport at 12:30 pm on the Friday at the conclusion of the Institute in Winston-Salem and 4:30 pm at the conclusion of the Institute in Charlotte.
Charlotte Campus programming will begin at 9:00 am Monday and continue daily until 4:30 pm Friday.
Reynolda Campus programming will begin at 9:00 am Monday and continue daily until 11:30 am Friday.
Our 2017 Summer Immersion Program residential packing list can be found here.
Please contact Program Director, Kyla Hollingsworth via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 704-365-1921.