Button Menu

DePauw Summer Experience

DePauw’s Summer Experience program introduces 14-18-year-old high school students to DePauw’s liberal arts experience and will foster students’ confidence in their problem-solving abilities and enhance their college readiness skills through two-day, one-night on-campus experiences.

Students in front of Vernon Jordan Hall
Discover More

Students will choose from a number of courses in one of six themes including:

  1. Create and Innovate
  2. Business and Leadership
  3. Art and Performance
  4. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM)
  5. Equity, Sustainability, and Social Change
  6. College 101 

2024 Schedule TBA


Program Costs

The tuition fee to attend the Pre-College Program is $250. Scholarship funding is available and there will be no out-of-pocket costs for students whose families earn less than $200,000 per year. Questions about costs for the program can be directed to precollegeprogram@depauw.edu.

2024 Registration TBA


Sessions for Parents and Families

After students are dropped off on campus for the programs, parents, families, and guardians are invited to attend an information session hosted by DePauw staff about the college admission process and financial aid. When registering for a camp session, there is a question asking how many parents/guardians (if any) plan to attend the information session. These sessions will also be open to community-based organization staff members. 

Try a typical DePauw class!

Courses will mirror a typical class at DePauw in which faculty and staff members lead students in projects and small group discussions. During the program, students will also work with current DePauw student Mentors and Resident Assistant (RAs) who will guide students through their time on campus and facilitate activities outside of the course they take.