Pre-College Programs

Pre-College Summer Programs

Xavier University of Louisiana hosts a variety of summer opportunities for middle school and high school students to enrich their academic and social development in the world’s most fascinating city.

Students from around the country will pursue their passions in a rigorous, academic setting. With exciting programs ranging from science to math, you will have the unique opportunity to explore an area of interest on a deeper level through in-class discussions, laboratory experiences and cultural explorations. As part of the learning experience at Xavier, you will enhance your high school career and get a jump start on your college life.

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ProgramsDatesTimes
MATHStarJune 2-21, 20199:00 am - 4:30 pm
BIOStarJune 9-28, 20191:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Center of ExcellenceJune 3-28, 2019
SuperScholar ExcelJune 23- July 12, 2019
SOARJune 30 - July 19, 2019
CHEMStarJuly 1- 19, 20191:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Chinese Immersion Summer ProgramJuly 29- August 2, 20199:00 am - 3:00 pm
Summer Start InstituteJuly 1- 19, 2019


Admission Requirements

Please Read All Directions Before Completing The Application.

Applications for all summer programs are reviewed and students are admitted on a rolling basis. Therefore, we strongly encourage applicants to complete the process as early as possible. The application process is selective and based on specific requirements: school records, recommendations, and/ or a personal statement. A completed online application and all required materials must be received before the review of the application begins. Please send all required materials together to avoid any delay during the review process.


Applications will be accepted until  April 19, 2019. 

(Non -Refundable deposit due May 2, 2019)  

Programs fill up quickly, so please apply early!

*Please note that materials sent to the Summer Programs office via US mail or FedEx may take up to 3 days to process through the University's mail room.* 


Application Checklist

ProgramItems You Must Complete For Application
BIOStar CHEMStar MATHStarA copy of your latest report card. (Must be submitted electronically via email, fax, or mail. Please include the student’s full name and program in the email subject line or fax cover sheet.)
Center of Excellence (COE)Recommendation completed by a teacher or counselor familiar with your work. (Must be submitted electronically via email, fax, or mail. Please include the student’s full name and program in the email subject line or fax cover sheet.)  Download COE Recommendation Form

A copy of your high school transcript or current report card. (Must be submitted electronically via email, fax, or mail. Please include the student’s full name and program in the email subject line or fax cover sheet.)

Personal Essay - 
COE Personal Essay Form
SOARRecommendation completed by a teacher or counselor familiar with your work. (Must be submitted electronically via email, fax, or mail. Please include the student’s full name and program in the email subject line or fax cover sheet.) Download SOAR Recommendation Form

A copy of your high school transcript. (Must be submitted electronically via email, fax, or mail. Please include the student’s full name and program in the email subject line or fax cover sheet.)

A copy of PSAT, ACT, or SAT scores (required)

Must be a rising high school senior (at least 16 years old by July 1st)
SuperScholar ExcelRecommendation completed by a teacher or counselor familiar with your work. 
Must be submitted electronically via email, fax, or mail. Please include the student’s full name and program in the email subject line or fax cover sheet.)  Download EXCEL Recommendation Form

A copy of your high school transcript. (Must be submitted electronically via email, fax, or mail. Please include the student’s full name and program in the email subject line or fax cover sheet.)

A copy of PSAT, ACT, or SAT scores (required)

Must be a rising high school senior (at least 16 years old by June 17th)




* To request scholarship support for these programs, please submit the following supplemental request form no later than March 30, 2018. Scholarships are NOT guaranteed for everyone who completes this request form. Scholarships are offered based on need.
 
Download Scholarship Request Form
  

All completed supplemental documents can be submitted electronically via mail, email, or fax.

University Summer Programs

St. Joseph Hall 307

1 Drexel Drive, Box 105

New Orleans, LA 70125

Phone: 504-520-5264

Fax: 504-520-7806


Program Information

Center of Excellence is a 4-week non-residential enrichment program designed to grant rising high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in pharmacy a broader perspective of the academic requirements and exposure to various career opportunities in pharmacy. The academic objective is to reinforce math and science concepts learned throughout the school year and introduce new content material. 

  • Center of Excellence  June 3 - 28, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Confucius Institute Intensive Chinese Immersion is a 1-week summer program offered to boys and girls ages 5-18 at Xavier University. Through this programs, students will gain exposure to the most spoken language in the world and a rich culture with 5000 years of history. The language and culture instruction is embedded through fun and engaging educational activities such as Chinese traditional craft making, calligraphy, water and ink painting, singing, dancing, kungfu and more. 

More Details      Enhanced Chinese Program Registration Form


Summer Science Academy STAR Programs is a part of the STEM Institute Program and host three module programs. These non-residential programs are aimed at middle school and high school students who have expressed an interest in science careers. Designed to enhance knowledge of the subject matter prior to the student taking the course in middle school or high school, the three-week curriculum is engaging and thought provoking. The STARS programs are:

  • BioStar         June 9 - 28, 2019  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • CHEMStar    July 1 - 19, 2019    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • MathStar   June 2 - 21, 2019   9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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SOAR: Stress OAnalytical Reasoning is an intensive 3-week residential program that prepares rising high school seniors in analytical reasoning and provides early exposure to science and health careers. A limited number of on-campus housing is available for SOAR participants living outside of the New Orleans Metropolitan Area.

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SuperScholar EXCEL is an intensive 3-week residential program that is geared toward high school seniors who are interested in pursuing college degrees in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and education. A limited number of on-campus housing is available for EXCEL participants living outside of the New Orleans Metropolitan Area. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some questions most frequently asked by parents of students in Xavier
Summer Programs.  


Download the full Xavier Summer Programs FAQs pdf HERE

NO. The programs are short in duration and very vigorous in order for all participants to gain the most from the classes, activities and presentations. As such, it does make a big difference if a student misses a day. 

He/she will receive a zero in all classes for the day. Students who are habitually late or absent will be dismissed from the program. 

Xavier’s main entrance is on Drexel Drive (formerly Palmetto Street). The best place to drop your child off is in front of the NCF Annex, Building 37, on Drexel Drive or in front of the University’s library. 

While we understand that you or your student may want to share in elements of the program, we do not allow visitors in our classrooms as it is imperative that all participants are engaged in the program. Therefore, you should make certain that your son/daughter realizes that he/she should not invite persons to visit him/her while in the program. 

We will have between 300 and 350 students in programs spread across campus at any given time. As a result, we will not be able to get students if you call. However, you can contact the program coordinator at the numbers listed below.

NO. The programs are not intended to replace high school courses, but rather to help the student prepare to do extremely well in their courses in the fall. 

While the grade does not count toward the official high school transcript, grades count towards the successful completion of the summer program. Note: Students in any summer program are not officially enrolled at the University, however the university will make a note on each student’s record as a participant of its university enrichment program. 

Important phone numbers:

  • XU Operator: (504) 486-7411
  • Health Services: (504) 520-7396
  • Campus Police: (504) 520-7490
  •  University Summer Programs: (504) 520-5264



Student Worker Information

Student Workers for Summer Programs 


Lead With Us

University Summer Programs hires student leaders to support the instructors and to be mentors to the students in all Summer Programs. Student leaders are critical to the overall success of the programs by providing daily in class support and leadership, supervising students during activity periods, chaperoning students to events, mentoring and providing administrative support to the programs as needed.

Student staff are directly supervised by the Program Coordinator and Individual Program Directors and work in close partnership with Instructors. Become part of a fun and exciting summer leadership team while sharing your enthusiasm for Xavier with the next generation of college students.

Summer Staff Openings:

Resident Mentor
Group Leader

To be considered for a position, please submit the online application below. Once you submit your application, please email a cover letter, resume, and one person of reference to summerprograms@xula.edu . Please submit all documents in PDF form. If you have any additional questions, please contact Todd Gitlin via email at tgitlin@xula.edu


APPLY HERE


Summer Programs Contact:

504-520-5264 | summerprograms@xula.edu

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