Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

July 27-29, 2020 - Canceled for 2020

Through the support of the Minnesota Association for College Admission Counseling (MACAC) and the host college campus, Camp College is a free opportunity for rising seniors to learn about aspects of the college search and application process from college and high school counselors. Students will have the opportunity to live on campus and will be provided food and lodging free of cost.

Highlights of Camp College will include

  • Live like a college student on a beautiful campus
  • Campers will also be paired with an experienced mentor in the college admissions process who will remain in contact with students for the school year.
  • Students will learn about the college preparation process throughout many engaging and interactive sessions ranging from:
    • ·  Crafting Your College Essay
      ·  Financial Aid 101
      ·  Self Advocacy and Finding Resources in College
      ·  College Admission Process
      ·  Finding Your Best Fit College
      ·  Navigating a College Fair

When will it take place?

Students are expected to arrive on Monday, July 15 at 10:00 AM and will depart in the afternoon of Wednesday July 17.

What does it cost?

FREE. Because of the generous support of MACAC, the college host and other sponsors, the camp can be offered with no cost to the students.

Who should apply?

This program is designed for current high school juniors (graduating class of 2020) who would benefit from a college readiness experience.

What is the application process?

STEP 1: Students need to submit a Camp College application and high school transcript. 

STEP 2: Students must have a school counselor, teacher, or other adult associated with a school or community-based organization submit the Camp College Nominator Form. 

The deadline for the above two steps is April 1.

STEP 3: The committee will select approximately thirty students to participate in Camp College. Students and Counselors will be notified if selected to participate by May 1. Selected students will be mailed and emailed a final permission form and must return the form signed by a parent/guardian by Friday, May 31, 2019, to reserve their spot at Camp College.

Where do I send the application and materials?

Transcripts may be uploaded in the application. Additionally, paper transcripts and questions concerning Camp College can be sent to MACAC at ias@mn-acac.org

Applications for the 2020 Camp College are currently closed.

We look forward to reviewing applications for the 2021 Camp College next year.

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