Pre-College Programs

Carroll is invested in the success of both today’s and tomorrow’s Pioneers. Helping our current students realize their true potential is at the heart of everything we do. We’re equally committed to younger students interested in learning more about college and providing them with the tools they need to prepare for the next step in their education.

Experience what its like to attend college courses and live on a campus
All of Carroll's Pre-College Programs are free of charge
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Making decisions about your future, especially when it comes to college, isn’t always easy. It can be even more challenging for first-generation students. Carroll offers many innovative programs that introduce high school students of all backgrounds to the college experience, from academics to student life to everything in between. We work with you and your family to provide the support and information you need to help you reach your higher education goals.

Summer Programming

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CU Rising Scholars

The CU Rising Scholars Program is a residential, week-long summer program. It gives high school students an opportunity to explore university life and gain academic, social and life skills that will help them succeed in a college setting. Program participants spend the week experiencing mock classes, working with current Carroll students and taking college preparatory workshops all while staying overnight in our residence halls and enjoying fun activities each evening.

Previous Pre-College Program

Project Pioneer
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"I may know what I want to do, but Project Pioneer helps me learn how to do it."
— Deja Smith, Project Pioneer participant

For More Information

For more information, please contact the Pre-College Office at or call 262-524-7665.

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