Middle School Recruitment
Recruitment for new 7th grade cohort typically takes place during the Fall semester. Pre-Collegiate program details and application requirements are shared at information sessions each fall. Pre-Collegiate works with district partners to set up school specific information sessions. Students and their families are strongly encouraged to attend an information session before applying to the Pre-Collegiate Development Program so that all understand the elements of Pre-Collegiate's middle school programming and can determine whether the program may be a good fit.
Who are UCCS Pre-Collegiate Middle School students?
Pre-Collegiate students come with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Pre-Collegiate generally recruits first-generation and/or military dependent students who are motivated to develop leadership skills and prepare students for high school and eventually post-secondary options.
Complete New Student Application Includes:
- Completed Application – The application should be completed after attending an information session.
- Personal Essay - Students will upload their essay in the electronic application directly. Essays should be between 250 and 500 words (1-2 pages). Please be sure to submit work that is of the same quality you would turn in at school, meaning that you should edit your essay to look for typos, and to check for proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation before submitting.
- Prompt: Discuss how an event or person has changed the way you think and act.
- Grade Report - Students will upload grade reports in the electronic application directly. We will accept official transcripts, unofficial transcripts, or a screenshot of learning management systems (ex: Power School, Infinite Campus, Schoology, etc.) The grade report must show the student's name and the date of the report.
Applications for the Pre-Collegiate Development Program due by October 28th