Summer Advantage

Welcome to Summer Advantage

“I would definitely recommend Summer Advantage to every incoming freshman. I got the credits and the confidence I need to succeed at High Point University.” – Myles B., 2018 Summer Advantage participant, HPU Class of 2022

Get Ahead. Stay Ahead. Summer Advantage.

A nationally-renowned program for incoming freshmen, Summer Advantage offers extraordinary advantages:

    • Earn up to 8 credits before your Freshman year begins, moving you ahead of your peers for class and dorm selection after your Freshman year
    • Establish a winning relationship with your Success Coach and our world-class faculty
    • Meet wonderful new friends from around the country and the world
    • Gain confidence in your ability to thrive at High Point University
    • Explore and enjoy our stunning campus
    • Feel right at home at HPU

You’ve already made the decision to receive an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people, so why wait until August to get started?

Summer Advantage, designed specifically for incoming freshmen, lets you jump-start your college experience by gaining eight credits toward graduation before freshman year officially starts. Collaboration is an integral part of High Point University’s liberal arts experience and Summer Advantage will empower you to establish a strong academic foundation while acclimating you to the unparalleled social, recreational and service opportunities available to you at HPU. You’ll gain confidence and feel right at home in the HPU community as you network with your peers, Student Success Coach and academic professors.

Click here to register for Summer Advantage


Advantage: Living Space! Caffey Hall is home for Summer Advantage. 

This summer, Summer Advantage students will reside in Caffey Hall, High Point University’s AMAZING new, high-tier residence. Click here for an online tour. 


Register now, right here. 

You can also make your Summer Advantage deposit, here.

  • Be sure to click the dropdown menu under “Make a One-Time Payment”
  • Then choose “UnderGraduate Enrollment Deposit”
  • Choose “Make a One-Time Payment” from the purple box
  • Under “Item Information”, you’ll see “Summer Advantage Deposit”.
  • Select Summer 2019, make your deposit and you’re good to go!


To be determined for 2020

Move-in for Summer Advantage will be held on Saturday, June 29 from 8:30 am to 12 pm. Lunch will be provided for students and families. The SA2019 student and parent orientation will be from 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm. This concludes the parent portion of Summer Advantage move-in. An exciting evening activity along with dinner is planned for Saturday, June 29th. A more detailed schedule of events for move-in weekend will be provided to students and parents.

Classes will begin on Monday, July 1st. Students will have exams on Thursday, July 25 and Friday, July 26. Move-out day will also be held on Friday, July 26th once students finish their last final exam that morning. Students will be finished with their exam on that Friday before 12:00 pm.

How to Register

Register for Summer Advantage right HERE.  Your Summer Advantage deposit is due within 10 business days of completing your registration form. You can pay your deposit online through your MyHPU page. This will ensure your participation in the program.

Be sure to do both: register AND make your deposit. 

Be sure to register to let us know you’re coming and which of our Summer Advantage courses you wish to take. Then, confirm your registration with your $500 deposit. The comprehensive cost and financial investment for SA2019 is $8,750 and includes tuition, room, meal plan, NC Tax and all other expenses, excluding textbooks and personal items. The North Carolina tax of 6.75% for the meal plan is $63.32.




Contact Summer Advantage

Available: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm
High Point University 2019 Summer Advantage

Registration for Summer Advantage 2019 is on NOW! High Point University's unique advancement program for incoming freshmen, Summer Advantage helps you Get Ahead and Stay ahead, with up to 8 credits before Fall semester begins. It really is a must-do at HPU! To learn more, visit

Posted by HPU Summer Advantage on Sunday, March 17, 2019