College Transition Programs

Numerous opportunities, both academic and nonacademic, exist for new undergraduates to transition to Northwestern before the start of the regular academic year. Academic opportunities include two Arch Scholars programs—Bridge and Bio &ChemEXCEL—plus the Summer Academic Workshop in Weinberg College and the EXCEL (Excellence in Engineering Leadership) program in the McCormick School. Beyond the first year, Weinberg College offers Bridge II summer preparatory courses for chemistry and economics courses typically taken in the sophomore year.