Summer Advantage Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: What is Summer Advantage?

A: Summer Advantage is High Point University’s exclusive advancement and empowerment program for incoming freshman. Brand new students, already accepted to HPU, can earn up to 8 credits, make great friends, work closely with their Success Coaches and our world-class faculty, enjoy and familiarize themselves with our extraordinary campus, all before their first fall semester begins. Summer Advantage offers participants the advantage of being the very first in the freshman class to experience everything HPU has to offer. It’s highly recommended as the best way to Get Ahead and Stay Ahead at High Point University.

Q: Who can attend Summer Advantage?

A: All incoming HPU Freshmen are encouraged to attend Summer Advantage. There is no need to apply; simply register once you have accepted full or conditional admission.

Q:  What are the dates for Summer Advantage?

A:  Summer Advantage 2022 begins on Monday, June 27 and runs through Friday, July 22.  Students will be finished with their last exam by 12:00 pm on Friday, July 22.  Please plan your travel accordingly.

Q:  How do I register?

A:  Register now via your own personal PantherPage.

Q: When is the deadline for sign-ups?

A: We strongly suggest students register for Summer Advantage as promptly as possible, in order to ensure optimal class selection. Classes do fill up and Student Success Coaches will begin creating class schedules for Summer Advantage students in the beginning of June, so it’s best not to wait too long.

Q:  What is the financial investment for Summer Advantage and when billing be sent out?

A:  Initial deposits are $500. The comprehensive all-inclusive investment for Summer Advantage is $9500.  This includes tuition for all 8 credit hours, housing in top-tier Caffey Hall (all students reside in Caffey for the session), dining and university sponsored activities (as indicated on the activities calendar; activities are subject to change or cancellation depending on circumstances) for all 4 weeks of the program.  This excludes books and personal items.

  • 2022 Billing: Tuition statements, minus your deposit, will be issued as we near the start of the program. Full tuition for Summer Advantage ($9500) is expected before you can move in. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our Office of Student Accounts at studentaccounts@highpoint.edu.

Q: Where do I make my Summer Advantage deposit?

A: On your personal Panther Page.

Q:  When will I receive my schedule?

A:  Your Success Coach will contact you in the beginning of June to discuss the courses you identified as your top choices on the course selection form.  Your Success Coach will then confirm your SA2022 schedule with you via email to your HPU email account.

  • 2022 Class schedules: Class schedules will be prepared by your own personal Success Coach and sent to you as early as the first week in June. Be aware that the University is undergoing a General Education course redesign, so some of our DIS courses that satisfy the Intellectual Discovery general education requirement may be subject to change. They will, of course, still deliver the full 4 credits and meet the Gen Ed requirements for all majors.

Q:  When will I find out my housing and move-in time on Sunday, June 26?

A:  All students will reside in Caffey Hall, our top tier residence hall on campus. The Office of Student Life will email you by mid-June with your room assignment and more details regarding the move-in process.  This email will go to your HPU email address.

Q: When is Move-Out?

A: All students will take their morning class exams on Friday, July 22nd, 2022 from 8:30 to 11am. After the conclusion of exams, students will be expected to move out of their Summer residences. There are storage options available here. Students have until the early evening to complete their Move-Out (deadline is 5pm). Shuttle service to the area airports is available. Here is the Shuttle Schedule for Summer Advantage 2022 Move-Out:

Friday, July 22nd Departure

GSO: 12pm to 7pm, hourly

RDU/CLT: 12 noon, 2pm and 5pm

Q:  What does move-in day entail for Summer Advantage?

A: Move-in day for Summer Advantage 2022 is Sunday, June 26. Move-In times will be assigned to ensure speedy and easy access, plus campus move-in crews will be there to assist with every need. Move-In times will be vary, depending on what floor you will be residing:
1) Third and fourth floors move in starting at 9am
2) Second floor moves in after that, starting at around 10am
4) First floor moves in after that, starting at around 11 am
Afterwards, lunch will be provided for students and families.
The Summer Advantage Student and Parent Orientation Session will begin thereafter, at around 1:30pm to 3pm- this concludes the parent portion of Summer Advantage move-in.
We will email more details, including a Move-In Map and Move-In Day activities, as we get nearer the beginning of Summer Advantage.

Q:  Is there a refund policy for the Summer Advantage deposit?

A: Deposits for Summer Advantage are due within ten days of choosing your courses. Your SA2022 deposit will be applied to the fall semester tuition if student withdraws his/her registration from SA2022 by May 1 and still plans to enroll at the university for the fall semester. For students who do not plan to enroll at the university, the SA2022 deposit will be refunded if a student withdraws by May 1. The SA2022 deposit will not be refunded if a student withdraws after May 1. YES! You can certainly still register after May 1st.

Students who enroll in Summer Advantage are allowed to withdraw before the end of week 1 with a proration amount of 50%.   This amount would be issued as a credit towards a subsequent term at High Point University, not to exceed two successive terms.  If the student does not matriculate at High Point University in either the Fall semester or the Spring semester immediately following the Summer Advantage Program, this credit will be forfeited.  No credit will be issued after week 1 of the program.

Q:  How are roommates assigned during Summer Advantage?

A:  Please contact the The Office of Student Life for up to date information regarding Move-In and residence life during Summer Advantage.

Q:  How do I arrange transportation to and from airport for move-in day and move-out day? 

A:  Complimentary shuttle service is provided on move-in day for students flying into one of the three major North Carolina Airports: Greensboro (GSO), Raleigh (RDU), and Charlotte (CLT).  Please email Campus Concierge your flight number, airline, and arrival time to concierge@highpoint.edu.

Complimentary shuttle service is provided on move-out day for students flying out of one of the three major North Carolina Airports.  Campus Concierge will communicate with students during Summer Advantage about scheduling their transportation shuttle on move-out day, Friday, July 22.  Students are typically finished on the last day/move-out day by 12:00 pm, so travel accommodations should be planned accordingly.

For more information on this process, please directly contact Campus Concierge at 336-841-4636.

Here is the Shuttle Service schedule for Summer Advantage 2022:

Sunday, June 26th Arrival

GSO: 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, noon

RDU/CLT: 7am, 10am

Friday, July 22nd Departure

GSO: 12pm to 7pm, hourly

RDU/CLT: 12 noon, 2pm and 5pm

Q: Are there advanced learning and studying services available to my student during Summer Advantage?

A: Absolutely. Summer Advantage is all about empowering our new students for success at HPU. That’s why each student’s personal Success Coach is readily available for guidance.  And, for additional academic empowerment, we invite you to learn more about our Learning Excellence program, a fee-based academic support program that provides comprehensive services for HPU students.

Q:  Where can I have personal items shipped to HPU before I arrive?

A:  You may ship your items to the address listed below.  For more information, please contact the HPU Post Office at postoffice@highpoint.edu or 336-841-9235. Ahead of Summer Advantage Move In – items that arrive by 6/17 will be delivered to the student’s Summer Advantage residence before they arrive. Address items as follows (make sure to note “Summer Advantage” so packages are sorted correctly):

High Point University

ATTN: STUDENT Name – Summer Advantage

One University Parkway

High Point, NC 27268

*Also include the STUDENT’s cell phone number when possible- it is not required, but aids in identifying students

**Items received after the above date will be available for pick up at the Campus Mail Center during standard operating hours which are Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5PM. Students will receive an email notification when items are available for pick up.

Q:  Can I leave some of my belongings on campus once Summer Advantage ends?

A:  Students’ belongings (clothing, bedding, etc.) should be moved out on the last day of Summer Advantage.  The Campus Concierge will be able to provide you with information on local storage companies should you need to store belongings in High Point.

Q:  What size sheets do I bring?

A:  Students attending Summer Advantage reside in Caffey Hall (or comparably appointed University Center II, should the extra accommodations be needed). Full size sheets will be needed for the bed size.

Q:  How do I order books?

A:  Students can order books online through the University Bookstore beginning in June 2022 at this link:

www.HPUPantherShop.com
(You may be asked to enter your email address and register for security reasons).
By entering the following address, your books will be delivered to the campus post office, awaiting your arrival:
Student’s name (not parent’s name)
One University Parkway
Summer Advantage (optional line 2)
High Point NC 27268

Q:  Where can I access the health form?

A:  The health form can be located online through Student Health Services at https://www.highpoint.edu/studenthealth/.

Q:  Whom do I contact about academic and housing accommodations?

A:  High Point University provides reasonable accommodations to our students with disabilities.  Should you require accommodations (including dietary and/or housing), please contact the Office of Accessibility Resources and Services.  Information about this office can be accessed at https://www.highpoint.edu/OARS/.

Q:  Is there class on Monday, July 4?

A:  Classes are still in session on July 4.