Summer Advantage

Welcome to Summer Advantage

“… the best decision I ever made! The professors were helpful and prepared us for success in the transition between high school and college.” – H. Carlson



Bookmark HERE for Summer Advantage 2019!

A Nationally Ranked Program

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? Nationally recognized by higher education consultant Noel Levitz, Summer Advantage (formerly “Summer Experience”)  has been selected as one of the top ten programs of its kind.

Summer Advantage, designed specifically for first year students, gives each entering student the opportunity to jump-start his or her academic career and college journey 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 become acquainted and comfortable with the HPU community as you network with your peers, Student Success Coach and academic professors.


Summer Advantage 2019 is coming up! Check back for details. To give you an idea of how the program works, here are details from this past summer’s very successful program:

“Move-in for Summer Advantage will be held on Saturday, June 23d from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Lunch will be provided for students and families.  The  SE2018 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 23rd.  A more detailed schedule of events for move-in weekend will be provided to students and parents in May 2018.

Classes will begin on Monday, June 25th.  Students will have exams on Thursday, July 19 and Friday, July 20.  Move-out day will also be held on Friday, July 20th 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

Registration for Summer Advantage is now closed. When Summer Advantage 2019 opens, you’ll be able to register  online 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 registration in the program.

The comprehensive cost and financial investment for SA2018 is $8,500 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 Student Success

Available: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm
Location: Second floor of Cottrell Hall