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Academy Series

Look for Summer 2018 Program Dates to be Posted by November 2017

Get an Edge!

Pre-college academy participants are rising 9th,10th and 11th grade high school students who want to:

  • Participate in career exploration alongside a TCNJ faculty member
  • Experience learning on a beautiful college campus with peers interested in intellectual challenges
  • Learn about undergraduate based research
  • Learn how to highlight pre-college experiences during the college admissions process

Who should apply?

Student scholars that welcome an intellectual challenge. That have never ending, restless curiosity, and always wants to know the Why? Your student -scholar will meet like-minded students, and add to her or his portfolio of activities that shine on college applications.

Our small class size ensures your student scholar receives personal attention. Academic topics are taught by faculty (not graduate students) to ensure a rigorous education. A typical day will include academic work, career exploration, small and large group collaborative activity, and social – fun time. Student – Scholars have breakfast and lunch at TCNJ newly renovated student center. Student – Scholars will be interact with both TCNJ faculty and undergraduate students with a passion for teaching and mentoring young people.


Students scholars will engage in experiential activities, discussions and other intellectual and recreational activities.


Student – scholars will experience TCNJ like and undergraduate student. The Academy is a faculty led intellectual pursuit that values restless  curiosity, deepening the grasp of the world, and explores career interests. Students will collaborate on a culminating project presentation.

Fun and Food

Student – Scholars have fun and eat well! Social activities and Campus Dining are included.

TCNJ Pre-College Academy Series for Summer 2018

The application for Summer 2018 will open in the fall. Fees and dates will be posted at DATES AND FEES

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Summer 2017 Sample Offering:

Vitalities: A Summer Academy for the Exploration of Health Professions

The health of the human body and human society relies on education, safety, preparation, prevention and treatment, and scientific research. Students will learn facets of the health professions taught at TCNJ and how each profession can impact the vitality of the body and society. Professors from Nursing, Exercise Science, and Public Health will lead activities for students to explore and learn:

o   Assessment of Heart and Lungs

o   CPR – certification included

o   Emergency Preparedness

o   Source of New Global Infection

o   Applied Strength and Conditioning

o   Nutrition for health and athletic performance

o   Applied Physiology

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