Where can I apply?
Applications can be submitted online.

Who is eligible to apply to the College LAUNCH for Leadership Program?
Diverse high school students currently in their sophomore year. Students participate in the program during their junior year in high school.

What are the application requirements?
Students must complete all sections of the application, attach a copy of their high school transcripts, and complete the online recommendation by the application deadline of Friday, September 6, 2019.

When is the application deadline?
The deadline for the 2019-2020 application is Friday, September 6, 2019.

Can international students apply?
Yes, if they are enrolled in a domestic high school.

Can home-schooled students apply?
Yes. Diverse, college-bound home-schooled students can apply.

How long is the required personal statement?
The personal statement should be a minimum of one paragraph and a maximum of one page.

When will I be notified of my acceptance?
Students will be accepted on a rolling admissions basis until Friday, September 13, 2019. All applicants will be notified via email.

General Information for Parents

Is there a cost for the program?
The program is FREE for admitted students.

What are the requirements of the program?
We ask that our scholars arrive 10 minutes before each summit and come prepared with a positive attitude. Additional expectations for the program will be set during orientation.

As a parent, am I obligated to participate in any of the summits? And if so, what if I cannot attend?
Students are required to complete nine Saturday Summits. The Parent/Guardian will be asked to attend two sessions: Optional Parent/ Student Orientation (30 minutes) and Discover Wake Forest University Day. Please inform a staff member if you are unable to attend. Parents are also invited to attend our Mission Control and Graduation Celebration in May to commemorate the completion of the LAUNCH program with our scholars, faculty, and staff.

How many family members can attend the Discover Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem?
Our scholars are allowed to bring one additional family member to Discover Wake Forest University. As the date gets closer, you will have the opportunity to RSVP for the event in order to reserve your seats.

Can parents attend workshops?
Parents are invited to attend:

Orientation – October (required)

Discover Wake Forest University-Main Campus in Winston-Salem – February

Mission Control & Graduation Celebration – May

General Information for Students

When does the program begin and end?
The program runs from September to May and meets one Saturday per month from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

What are the benefits of the program?
Our scholars will complete a comprehensive curriculum focused on developing skills for academic, professional, and personal success. Students will receive training on effective writing and interview skills for the college admissions process. Our scholars will have opportunities to connect directly with leaders, community members and industry professionals in multiple disciplines. Students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program.

What if I cannot attend every session?
Our scholars are expected to attend all nine Saturday Summits. Students however, are allowed one excused absence. Please contact the Program Director in advance if you anticipate missing a workshop.

If I am accepted and I decide not to attend, what should I do?
Applicants, please contact Kyla Hollingsworth (phone: 704-365-1921 and email: acieke@nullwfu.edu).