Hilltop Academy is a summer bridge program for incoming students. It consists of an academic course load equaling 4 college credits. The program comes at no extra cost to participating students and prepares them for their first semester of college by:
Engaging in academic dialogue with faculty, fellow students, and college administrators
Receiving specialized advising
Preparing for college rigor by taking a course for academic credit
Connecting with other incoming students early
Hilltop Academy is only offered to enrolled first-year students. Although any enrolled student is welcome to apply, this program is geared toward first-generation college students, PELL eligible students, students from diverse backgrounds, and students who received academic accommodations in secondary school.
At no cost to the student, Hilltop Academy participants receive an estimated value of $5,500 to complete the program including tuition, textbooks, experiential learning trips, living, and campus amenities.
Students who successfully complete the program receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Interested students can submit their application through the New Student Page which will become available in May.
Curious what a typical day looks like for Hilltop Academy? Look below for a sampling of both virtual and on-campus schedules.
9:00 a.m. EST: Class via Zoom
1:00 p.m. EST: Class via Zoom
8:00 a.m.: Breakfast in Davison Hall
9:00 a.m.: Class
12:00 p.m.: Lunch in Davison Hall
1:00 p.m.: Trip to Currier Museum of Art
5:00 p.m.: Dinner
6:30 p.m.: Study Lab
For questions and information, please contact Marilu McCambly, Associate Director of Admission and Coordinator of Diversity Recruitment.