Frequently Asked Questions


  • Where can I apply?

    You can complete our free application online!

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  • Who is eligible to apply to the College LAUNCH for Leadership Program?

    Diverse high school students located around the Winston-Salem and Charlotte areas, who are currently in their sophomore year can apply. Students participate in the program during their junior year of high school.

  • What are the application requirements?

    Students must complete all sections of the application, attach a copy of their high school transcripts, complete two short essays, and complete the online recommendation. When Scholars formally accept the offer to participate in College LAUNCH, they also agree to honor our attendance requirement. We expect Scholars to attend all nine Saturday Summits. Only one unexcused absence is permitted.

  • Can international students apply?

    Yes, if they are enrolled in a domestic high school located in the Charlotte or Winston-Salem areas.

  • Can home-schooled students apply?

    Yes! Diverse, college-bound home-schooled students located in the Charlotte or Winston-Salem areas can apply.

  • How long is the required personal statement?

    The personal statement should be a minimum of two paragraphs and a maximum of one page.

  • When will I be notified of my acceptance?

    Students will be accepted on a rolling admissions basis. All applicants will be notified via email.

  • Does participating in College LAUNCH mean that I have to attend Wake Forest University?

    Our mission is to prepare our Scholars for success in college and beyond, regardless of which higher education institution they choose to attend. College LAUNCH for Leadership is not a pipeline program to Wake Forest University, meaning there is no pressure to apply to Wake Forest nor is participating in College LAUNCH a guarantee that Scholars will be admitted into Wake Forest. While participating in our program exposes Scholars to the many great things that Wake Forest has to offer and some of our Alumni do choose to attend Wake Forest, our College LAUNCH Alumni go on to attend a variety of amazing colleges and universities across the country.