Precollege Programs at Indiana University

Bloomington

21st Century Scholars Program
Grants tuition awards for higher education at eligible public, private, or proprietary institutions in Indiana to eligible students who fulfill the 21st Century Scholars Pledge to the State of Indiana. Equips students and parents with the academic, social, and cultural skills needed to attain secondary and postsecondary success while striving to help make postsecondary education desirable, accessible, and affordable.

Achievers' Summer Academy
The Achievers Summer Academy–a residential summer camp for high school age students who enter 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in the fall–provides students with firsthand experience of what to expect in college and how to effectively prepare while in high school. Students attend workshops in SAT/ACT preparation and test-taking strategies. Additionally, they participate in presentations about financial aid, college planning, time management, and goal setting. The academy takes place on the Bloomington campus during the second week of June.

Advance College Project
Concurrent enrollment program administered through the Bloomington Campus; offers qualified senior (and some junior) high school students the opportunity to earn college credit as well as high school credit in their high school. ACP courses are taught by specially selected high school teachers who are trained to teach the IU curriculum; classes are scheduled and held at local high schools during the normal school day. Students pay a reduced fee or, if they are eligible for free or reduced lunch, they receive a full fee remission.

Balfour Scholars Program Pre-College Academy
Once accepted as a Balfour Scholar, students attend a five-day residential visit to Indiana University-Bloomington. Academy students will participate in informational sessions and activities to develop their abilities to make informed and personalized decisions regarding their collegiate and career paths. Then throughout their senior year, students will continue to receive mentoring and access to resources to help make the transition to college a smooth one. The analytical skills learned through this program are transferable in nature and will allow students to leverage resources on any campus.

Classic IU
Classic IU is an effort to make college more accessible and high school students more informed about the processes of college preparation and admissions requirements. IU coordinates a full day of activities that revolve around the Circle City Classic held in October. Minority high school students from local high schools in Indianapolis, Bloomington and Kokomo are offered a glimpse of collegiate life and the opportunities at IU. The Classic IU program offers discussions on how to prepare for college, the application process, financial aid applications, student involvement and leadership opportunities. IU staff leads these discussions, and student leaders from participating campuses serve as mentors and share their experiences and tips about college. Students attend the parade and see collegiate bands in action. Later, they hear from IU staff, administrators, and student leaders on how best to prepare for college. The final event of the day is the Classic football game. Classic IU is an enjoyable opportunity for precollege students to see that higher education is well within their reach.

Community & School Partnerships (CSP)
Aimed at middle school and high school students, CSP intervenes early to get students from underrepresented groups interested in higher education through several programs, including Pathfinders, Achievers Summer Academy, and Camp S.O.U.L.

Pathfinders Program
Pathfinders provide middle school students with motivation and preparation for college success. The campers attend classes or workshops in numerous departments or schools across the IU campus. Additionally, they participate in a variety of leisure and recreational activities.

High School Journalism Institute (HSJI)
The High School Journalism Institute serves as a continuing education outreach program for both in-state and out-of-state secondary school students and teachers. HSJI provides a number of learning opportunities annually to achieve this service function: A series of intensive journalistic non-credit five-day workshops each summer intended primarily for staff members of secondary school media outlets as well as for high school students wishing to explore journalism as an academic or career interest; several five-day summer journalism workshops, carrying graduate credit, for high school teachers; consulting service by the director to Indiana high schools; and online resources supportive of secondary school journalism education.

Informatics Summer Camp
Designed to give Indiana high school students the chance to interact with IU faculty and staff and learn about the latest trends in information technology, the Internet and Web design, networking, new media, databases, and more.

Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program in Biology
The Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) in Biology is an exciting opportunity for Indiana minority high school students to broaden their horizons in Science. Whether interested in learning more about genetics, evolution, environmental and molecular biology, plant sciences, or a host of other scientific focuses, attending the Summer Enrichment Program offers not only lectures and discussions, but also hands-on laboratory experiences. Led by a dynamic and skilled team of Indiana University faculty members and Indiana high school teachers, students take with them more knowledge of various scientific careers as well as advanced preparation and expectation for a successful and fulfilling collegiate experience.

MEET Kelley
Meet * Educate * Experience * Transition to Kelley (formerly Junior Executive Institute) is a free opportunity for high school students to be introduced to the Kelley School of Business, learn the opportunities available, experience a professional business case competition, and ultimately consider transitioning to Kelley after high school. MEET Kelley is for students from historically underrepresented groups, namely students who identify as African-American, Latino/Hispanic, American Indian/Native American, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. Participants must be high school students finishing their junior year and have a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.

Telluride Association Sophomore Seminar (TASS)
The Office of Academic Support and Retention, in conjunction with Telluride Association, will award scholarships to sixteen bright and motivated high school sophomores from all over the country for a challenging six-week, college-level seminar. The program will be held on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University. The summer program is free; Telluride pays all housing, dining, and tuition costs. Students who demonstrate financial need can request help with travel costs to and from the program.


East

Advance College Project
Concurrent enrollment program administered through the Bloomington Campus; offers qualified senior (and some junior) high school students the opportunity to earn college credit as well as high school credit in their high school. ACP courses are taught by specially selected high school teachers who are trained to teach the IU curriculum; classes are scheduled and held at local high schools during the normal school day. Students pay a reduced fee or, if they are eligible for free or reduced lunch, they receive a full fee remission.

Career Day
This event serves all 9th and 11th graders in Wayne County, Indiana. Different professionals from various career fields hold presentations on the Indiana University East Campus.

College for a Day
This campus visit program serves all eight graders in Wayne County, Indiana. These potential students spend an entire day visiting four colleges in Richmond (Indiana University East, Purdue Program School of Technology, Ivy Tech State College Region 9, and Earlham College). Students tour each campus and learn about the benefits of pursuing higher education.

Eastern Indiana College Fair
This event brings together approximately 300 high school students from Wayne and Randolph counties and 50 colleges nationally; informational booths are set up for students and parents to visit.

Higher Education Academic Transition (HEAT)
The Higher Education Academic Transition (HEAT) program matches college students from Indiana University East with high school students from Richmond High School in preparing for the transition to continuing on to college. The Office of Multicultural Affairs at IU East is collaborating with Community in Schools Student Advocate at Richmond High School/FIND Center to coordinate the program. Mentors in the program assist high school students with college preparation.

Nursing Campus Visit Day
Exploring nursing as a career in the 21st century is the theme of the annual Nursing Campus Visit Day. The schedule includes a discussion about the nursing profession and career opportunities, how best to prepare for nursing while in high school, demonstrations and interaction with School of Nursing technology, and specific information about the IU East School of Nursing BSN program as well as a popular feature, "walking conversations" (time spent with current students who will give the REAL scope). The event is open to high school counselors, high school students and their parents/guardians, and others who are interested.

Richmond High School Dual Enrollment Initiative
This is a special initiative whereby credit classes are offered at Richmond High School. Classes are taught by high school teachers certified by the respective academic division at IU East. The students will earn college and high school credit for the course.

Senior Interview Project
These are high school visits in the spring to talk to seniors who have not decided what to do after graduation. IU East, Purdue Programs, Ivy Tech State College, and Earlham College attend these visits and offer the local college options to students.


Ft. Wayne

Envision A Bright Future
Sponsored by IPFW Multicultural Services, Envision A Bright Future (EBF) is an outreach program designed in two parts. One part reaches out and touches students who are in middle or high school. The other part is designed to help adults with a high school diploma or G.E.D. Both programs assist in the planning of a college education and the realization of one's own potential.

Summer Youth Program
This program is designed to prepare the high school student for life after high school. One day per week we will focus on self-awareness and self-expression; decision making and goal setting; the college application process and SAT preparation.

Summer Bridge Program
The goal of the Summer Bridge program is to prepare at-risk recent high school graduates for admission into degree programs at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. To achieve this, the program seeks to alleviate the financial barriers to students from low socioeconomic backgrounds; enhance partnerships with area community schools and businesses; and design academic programs especially for these students.

Math and Science Camp
The goal of this camp is to provide hands-on learning experiences that have the potential of getting the participants excited about math and science. The ultimate hope is that such excitement and experiences will generate interest and impact of lasting value to lead some of the campers to learn more about these subjects and to pursue careers in these areas later on in their lives.


Kokomo

Advance College Project
Concurrent enrollment program administered through the Bloomington Campus; offers qualified senior (and some junior) high school students the opportunity to earn college credit as well as high school credit in their high school. ACP courses are taught by specially selected high school teachers who are trained to teach the IU curriculum; classes are scheduled and held at local high schools during the normal school day. Students pay a reduced fee or, if they are eligible for free or reduced lunch, they receive a full fee remission.


Indianapolis

Minority Engineering Advancement Program (MEAP)
The Minority Engineering Advancement Program (MEAP) is a precollege and college program designed to identify minority students talented in mathematics and science and then introduce them to exciting educational opportunities in engineering- and technology-related fields. MEAP familiarizes students with engineering and technology prerequisites that help in middle school and high school preparation for entrance into a college or university when pursuing a technical track. MEAP is held in the summer months as a daytime program engaging minority youth in engineering and technology activities. Students grades 6-12 are eligible to participate. MEAP also introduces students to successful role models from industry and educational fields who serve as counselors and mentors. MEAP includes a focus on computer instruction in the areas of hardware, software, and graphics.

The Special Programs for Academic Nurturing (SPAN)
The Special Programs for Academic Nurturing (SPAN) Division at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is home to all Early College Entrance Programs. The SPAN Division provides the opportunity for high academic ability secondary students to enroll in actual college courses at the IUPUI campus. The SPAN Division has three early college entrance opportunities: the Running Start Program, for 9th and 10th graders; the UpperClass Program, for high school juniors and seniors; and the CyberTEENs Program for technologically- gifted high school students. Acceptance is based upon academic motivation and ability, years completed in high school, and academic success.


Northwest

Advance College Project
Concurrent enrollment program administered through the Bloomington Campus; offers qualified senior (and some junior) high school students the opportunity to earn college credit as well as high school credit in their high school. ACP courses are taught by specially selected high school teachers who are trained to teach the IU curriculum; classes are scheduled and held at local high schools during the normal school day. Students pay a reduced fee or, if they are eligible for free or reduced lunch, they receive a full fee remission.

University Workshops for Gifted Youth
Summer institute for middle-school students with workshops in communication, math, science, and computers, offered in collaboration with Gary Community Schools.


South Bend

Advance College Project
Concurrent enrollment program administered through the Bloomington Campus; offers qualified senior (and some junior) high school students the opportunity to earn college credit as well as high school credit in their high school. ACP courses are taught by specially selected high school teachers who are trained to teach the IU curriculum; classes are scheduled and held at local high schools during the normal school day. Students pay a reduced fee or, if they are eligible for free or reduced lunch, they receive a full fee remission.

Diversity Reading Program
Reading program for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary-school children in South Bend

Leadership Academy Summer Program of Civil Rights Heritage Center
Combines training in skills for college success with study of Civil Rights Movements.


Southeast

Advance College Project
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Concurrent enrollment program administered through the Bloomington campus; offers qualified senior (and some junior) high school students the opportunity to earn college credit as well as high school credit in their high school. ACP courses are taught by specially selected high school teachers who are trained to teach the IU curriculum; classes are scheduled and held at local high schools during the normal school day. Students pay a reduced fee or, if they are eligible for free or reduced lunch, they receive a full fee remission.

College Preparatory Outreach Program
Provides outreach to middle and high school students including many 21st Century Scholars and first-generation college students. The program's goal is to encourage college participation and develop skills for eventual individual success in reaching higher education goals.