Camp College

Deadline: Friday, May 12, 2017

To apply for Camp College, students must submit an application. As part of the application, an essay and transcript must be provided. Also required are a recommendation and a parent/guardian permission form and waiver.

Deadline: Friday, May 12, 2017

For a student’s application to be complete, the student’s parent or guardian must submit a permission and waiver form.

Deadline: Friday, May 12, 2017

Every student applying to Camp College must have a counselor, teacher, or adult associated with a school or community-based organization provide a recommendation.

When and where does Camp College take place?

Students are expected to arrive on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 (specific time TBA) at SIUE campus in Edwardsville, IL and will depart from SIUE campus on the afternoon of Friday, July 14, 2017.

Who should apply?

This program is designed for students from non-traditional backgrounds who would benefit from exposure to this information. The selection committee will give additional consideration to students from rural areas, first-generation college students, and students from low-income households. Students should have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

What does it cost?

Due to the generous support of IACAC and other sponsors, Camp College is offered at no cost to students. Only 40-50 seats are available, as a result, we do ask students to submit a $20 deposit to hold their seat.  Upon completion of the program, the deposit will be refunded to participating students. 

How will students get to the camp?

If possible, students should provide their own transportation to Camp College. Depending on the location of selected students as well as their transportation needs, Camp College may provide buses to pick up students in centralized locations and return them to those locations on the final day of the program. Please indicate on the application the student’s transportation options. If a student has a unique transportation issue, please indicate that on the application.

Where do I send documents?

Students are encouraged to upload essays and transcripts (official or unofficial) during their online application as Word Doc or PDF files. Recommenders are encouraged to upload high school profiles on the recommendation form.

If electronic transcripts or high school profiles are not available, scanned files e-mailed to:

Paper documents mailed to:

Western Illinois University
Sherman Hall 115
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Attn: Joel Johnson – Camp College