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Prepare to become a Wake Forest University College LAUNCH Scholar. Graduates of our program are more prepared for the college application process and for their future careers than their peers.

By the Numbers

College LAUNCH Scholars from Charlotte and Winston-Salem, NC.

LAUNCH alumni who serve on the YLEB to mentor our current LAUNCH cohorts.

of LAUNCH alumni are “future forward” by graduating high school and continuing their education or career.



Prepare for College LAUNCH Saturday Summits by saving the 2023-2024 dates to your calendar. All events take place from 9:00 – 1:00 p.m. unless specified otherwise. Please check your email frequently for RSVP reminders and event logistics.

All LAUNCH Scholars are required to attend at least 8 out of 9 Saturday Summits in order to complete the program. If you cannot attend an event you must let the College LAUNCH team know ahead of time by emailing collegelaunch@wfu.edu.

Charlotte Cohort 2023-2024

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Senior Signing Day for 2022-2023 Charlotte alumni will be held May 18th, 2024 at the Wake Forest University Charlotte Center. Invitation to follow.

Winston-Salem Cohort 2023-2024

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Senior Signing for 2022-2023 Winston-Salem alumni will be held May 25th, 2024 at Wake Forest University. Invitation to follow.



The application for the 2024-2025 College LAUNCH cohort opens on January 8th, 2024 and will close May 20th at 9:00 a.m. Scholars are encouraged early as applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and there is a limited number of seats available in each cohort.

2024-2025 Summit Dates will be released closer to May 20th. Additional answers to questions about the application or program expectations may be found on the Apply page or FAQ.