Prepare for your Anselmian Experience

Virtual: July 11-15 | On-Campus: July 17 - August 6

Hilltop Academy is a summer bridge program for incoming students. It consists of two courses 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.

Interested students can submit their application through the enrollment page which will become available in May. The deadline to submit your application is June 27. 

Sample Schedule

Curious what a typical day looks like for Hilltop Academy? Look below for a sampling of both virtual and on-campus schedules.

Virtual Schedule:

9:00 AM EST - 12:00 PM EST: Class: Introduction to College Reading and Writing 

1:00 PM EST - 2:30 PM EST: Class: HU205 - The Indigenous People of New Hampshire (Online lecture video and seminar discussion) 

On-Campus Schedule:

8:00 - 9:00 AM: Breakfast 

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Class: Introduction to College Reading and Writing 

12:00 -1:00 PM: Lunch 

1:00 PM: Meet Busses at Dana for Currier Gallery of Art Visit 

1:30 PM: Arrive at Currier 

1:30-3:00 PM: Visit to the Currier Museum (Thomas Cole Paintings of the White Mountains)/Willie Slide 

3:15 PM: Depart Currier 

3:45 PM: Return to Campus 

5:00 - 6:00 PM: Dinner 

6:00 - 10:00 PM: Free Time/Writing Time 

For questions and information, please contact Marilu McCambly, Associate Director of Admission and Coordinator of Diversity Recruitment.