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Summer College at Caldwell (SCAC)

Summer College at Caldwell (SCAC) is a program designed for current high school juniors who will be seniors in the fall of 2015 (Class of 2016).   SCAC provides students the opportunity to earn three college credits while studying science, medicine and math. This unique opportunity also incorporates SAT test taking strategies, academic field trips, and a taste of the college experience, with students meeting new friends while living on the Caldwell University campus. The program includes room and board, books, supplies and field trips.


The three-week program, June 28 – July 17, 2015, offers selected students the opportunity to experience courses taught by Caldwell University faculty in a small class environment. Students will

  • Study biology, chemistry, environmental science and statistics
  • Green reactions, Medicine and Vectors
  • Participate in SAT test-taking strategy sessions
  • Attend academic field trips, including the Liberty Science Center, Essex County Environmental Center, and Genesis Farms.   We’ve even found a way to incorporate math into a NJ Jackals baseball game that will be shared by students, and Caldwell University faculty and staff!

Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn three college credits that will transfer to most colleges and universities.

Students will have the opportunity to attend dynamic workshops.  College 101 will assist them in understanding the college search process including financial aid, scholarship exploration and career counseling. Parents/guardians will also be able to experience workshops about the college search and financial aid in a relaxed setting with other families who will also be going through this same process.

There is limited space in the program, so apply now!

There is no cost to the student to participate in this program. Funding from the US Department of Education College Access Challenge Grant through the NJ Commission on Higher Education.

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  • Students interested in applying should meet the following criteria:
  • U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • New Jersey resident high school senior in the fall 2015
  • First-generation college student (neither parent has earned a four-year college degree)
  • 3.0 or above high school GPA
  • Three years of high school science (including biology and chemistry) and three years of high school math (including algebra and geometry)

Program admission is determined through review of completed applications, essay, transcript and letter of recommendation from a science or math teacher or school counselor.




Applications must be submitted by May 15, 2015