College 101 Prepares Students for Higher Education

High school students wanting to learn more about the college experience and how to prepare for higher education can attend a new program this summer at Willamette University.

College 101 is a weeklong campus immersion program July 1-7 that will provide high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with the expert information and advice they need to make the right college choices.

"This isn't just a camp about attending Willamette University," says Alice Sorenson, Willamette's director of scheduling, events and conferences. "Many high school students don't know what they need to do to get ready for college, or how to get there. We want to give students a taste of what college is all about."

Participants will be immersed in the college campus environment, living in a residence hall supervised by current college students. Each day of the program will be like a typical day of college -- starting with breakfast in Willamette University's Goudy Commons and including classes, field trips, recreational sports, college fairs, practice interviews, coaching sessions for admission essay-writing and other activities throughout the day.

Sessions will include information about admissions and financial aid, facts about the ACT and SAT, a sample SAT test with results and test-taking advice, sample classes taught by university faculty, and student hosts who share their real-life college experiences and answer questions about life outside the classroom.

The cost for the program is $625 per student, which includes programming, notebooks, food and housing. Those who register by May 15 receive a $75 discount. The final deadline is June 22.

For more information, call (503) 375-5442 or go online to