Pre-College Summer Programs
Marlboro College’s Pre-College Summer Programs offer young adults (age 15-19) the opportunity to study with Marlboro College faculty members and to build relationships with a group of other students passionate about learning, in the classroom and out. Space is limited to 12 participants per program, creating vibrant communities with room for every voice.
What to Expect
Participants will spend all day with a faculty member (8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday) where they will get an introduction to Marlboro’s interdisciplinary, hands-on approach to college academic work. Depending on the topic, an average day might include reading and discussing an article, doing a lab experiment, writing and performing a scene, or solving a moral quandary using game theory. Groups will come together Saturday to present their discoveries to other students and faculty.
During afternoons and evenings, plan to have fun and explore Marlboro’s approach to creating intentional living communities. With college student RAs and the assistant director (who lives at the dorm), participants will help create a weekly dorm charter and contribute to planning evening activities on and off campus. In past summers, activities have ranged from game nights, to ice cream at the Chelsea Royal, to a Friday night campfire / open mic night. We ask participants to leave cell phones, tablets, computers and other screens at home, so they can be fully active and present community members.
"There's just a really good energy all around. The activities really pushed me to try to be my best self and the staff was really welcoming. I've never laughed so hard in my life." –2014 participant
"He had an amazing week that has truly changed his entire life outlook. We are so thankful!" –Parent of a 2014 Participant
Summer SEssions 2015
- Session I: July 5-July 11: Food and Farming in Vermont | Walking in Someone Else's Shoes
- Session II: July 12-July 18: Game Theory and Social Change | You(th) Can Make a Difference
- Session III: July 19-July 25: Ways of Knowing | The Art of Persuasion
- Session IV: July 26-August 1: DIY Chemistry | History of Western Cuisine
- Costs and Financial Aid
- Past Participant Testimonials
- Weekly Schedule, Transportation, Housing and other Program Details
Application deadlines and details
1st Priority Deadline: March 15, 2015—Complete applications received by or on this date will receive an automatic 10 percent discount on the program fee
2nd Priority Deadline: May 1, 2015—Complete applications received between March 16 and May 1 will receive an automatic 5 percent discount on the program fee
Final Application Deadline: June 5, 2015
Please note a change in the application process for 2015: 300-500 word statement of interests will now need to be uploaded at the time the online application is completed, rather than being submitted separately by email.
Ariel Brooks, Marlboro College director of non-degree programs, or Angie Hamilton, application and enrollment coordinator, are happy to answer questions and can be reached at: email@example.com, or 802-451-7118.