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About the Program

Program Dates

Saturday, July 5 to Friday, July 11, 2014

Program Description

Carleton College is honored to host an inspiring summer program designed for the best and brightest college-bound students representing high schools across the country. The Carleton Liberal Arts Experience (CLAE) will select 50 high school students who have just completed their sophomore year and bring them to Carleton, all expenses paid, for a one-week summer program. The CLAE program introduces the strengths of a liberal arts education through an array of courses in science, art, social sciences, and technology. Past course offerings included:

  • DNA Fingerprinting: The Science of Forensics
  • Write Your Way In: Strategies for Success on Your College Application
  • Economics: Tools for Business, Public Policy and Life
  • The Achievement Gap
  • Religion and the Black Freedom Struggle
  • Motown and American Culture

In addition, workshops are offered to assist participants with their high school and college careers. Past workshop offerings have included:

  • ACT & SAT Preparation
  • Keys to Getting Into College: What You Need to Know about the Application Process and Financial Aid

Eligibility

Students of African American descent or students who have an interest in African American culture are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be college-bound high school students who are current sophomores.

Deadline

CLAE APPLICATIONS AND ALL SUPPORTING MATERIALS ARE POSTMARKED DUE ON APRIL 11, 2014.

Apply
CLAE 2014 Online Application

Contact

Brian Swann, Director of Outreach Programs

Address
Carleton Liberal Arts Experience
Carleton College
100 South College Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Phone
800-995-2275

Fax
507-222-4526

E-mail
clae@carleton.edu

Carleton College has long upheld a tradition of providing equal opportunity to all people. The following nondiscrimination statement is stipulated in the Minnesota State Statutes: As required by state and federal law, Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, age, or disability in the providing employment or in its educational programs and activities.

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