Quinnipiac’s summer programs offer high school students an early college experience

April 19, 2023

Aidan Pagan smiling and posing

Through the various summer programs tailored for high school students, prospective Bobcats are able to get a taste of the college life prior to applying. With commuter and overnight options, students have the unique opportunity to walk the halls, sleep in the residence halls and experience all that goes in to being a student at Quinnipiac.

“At first, I was nervous about visiting a college campus. I thought that it was going to be an overwhelming experience for me. My thoughts and feelings changed tremendously. After my first night in the program I realized just how nice everyone was. I never felt scared to ask questions or ask for help,” said Aidan Pagan, a junior from Brooklyn, New York, who was enrolled in the sports journalism program last summer.

Pagan said the biggest thing he’s learned from this program is to always ask questions.

Each program takes a deep dive into different fields, taught by Quinnipiac professors.

These sessions also feature guest speakers from the industry, offering real world insight to these 15–18 year olds. Each day, students will have the opportunity to build skills such as communication, critical thinking and time management.

“This program prepares students for college by teaching independence and time management. In my time during the program, I lived as if I was a college student for a week. I followed a course schedule every day and set goals for myself that I was able to achieve,” said Pagan.

The deadline to enroll in May 1.

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