Middle School Recruitment

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.

Application Materials

Complete New Student Application Includes:

  • Completed Application – The application should be completed after attending an information session.


  • Personal Essay - Students will email their essay to pcdp@uccs.edu. Essays should be between 150 and 300 words. 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:  Please describe what commitment means to you and discuss how you would show your commitment to Pre-Collegiate if you are accepted into this program. 


  • Grade Report - Students will email their grade report to pcdp@uccs.edu.. 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.


  • One recommendation from a Teacher – The teacher must teach one of the following content areas: English/Literature, Math, Science, or Social Studies. Students must share the link with their recommending teacher.


Applications for the Pre-Collegiate Development Program due by December 1st

Pre-Collegiate Middle School Program Application

Due Dec 1

Pre-Collegiate Recommendation Form

Frequently Asked Questions

When does recruitment happen?
How can I apply for the Pre-Collegiate Development Program’s Middle School Program?
Can 8th graders still apply to the program?
What is the application deadline?
I completed an application to the middle school program on-time and submitted it! When can I expect to hear back from Pre-Collegiate about whether I have been accepted to the program?
I’ve been accepted to Pre-Collegiate's middle school program! What’s next?
Who can join the Pre-Collegiate program?
What happens at the end of 8th grade?