Summer Experience

Welcome to Summer Experience 2018

“Summer Experience was 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, Class of 2016




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 Experience has been selected as one of the top ten programs of its kind. Summer Experience gives entering first year students the opportunity to jump-start their academic career by gaining eight credits toward graduation before the freshman year officially starts. Collaboration is an integral part of High Point University’s liberal arts experience. Summer Experience will help you build a strong academic foundation while acclimating you to the unparalleled social, recreational and service opportunities available to you at HPU. You’ll improve your time management skills as you discover how to use different learning styles effectively, and you’ll become acquainted and comfortable with the HPU community as you network with your peers, Student Success Coach and academic professors.


Summer Experience 2018 will be held from Saturday, June 23 to Friday, July 20.

Move-in for Summer Experience will be held on Saturday, June 23d from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. Lunch will be provided for students and families.  The  SE2018 student and parent orientation will be from 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm.  This concludes the parent portion of Summer Experience 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 Apply

Register online for Summer Experience 2018 beginning December 15, 2017! The comprehensive cost for SE2018 is $8,500 and includes tuition, room and board, meal plan and all other expenses, excluding textbooks and personal items. This comprehensive fee also includes NC Dining Plan State Sales Tax.



Contact Student Success

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