College Preview

A "must" for soon-to-be or early high school students, this program will get you excited about your future! Join us as we explore life in a college setting and learn what you can do now to become a successful undergraduate student later! The perfect mix of fun and college research, you'll stay in a University of Georgia residence hall, eat in the dining commons, and explore the campus of UGA, as well as several other colleges and universities – from small private colleges to larger regional universities. You'll learn what it takes to get accepted at each school, and discover all the amazing opportunities that would be available to you as a student there. And don't worry – there's plenty of fun to be had, too! We'll visit UGA's Legion Pool, Tate Student Center, the Creamery, as well as cool spots in downtown Athens, Five Points, and more. This is an amazing way to sample college life, and see what it takes to become a future college student!

Older students who are already preparing to attend college should check out our University Prep Program: Session A or University Prep Program: Session B!

Ages: 13-15

Course Number:


Course Date:
Monday, June 10, 2019 to Friday, June 14, 2019
Course Date Info:

Overnight Option Only
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Activities take place all over the UGA campus and Athens, including other local colleges. During the program, students will travel around by foot, bus and university vehicle. We will have social activities and fun field trips planned for the students during the week. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.


Overnight Camp - $910

None. This program is open to all students in this age range who are interested in exploring a variety of college options.


Katrina Norris is a three-time graduate of the University of Georgia and a certified teacher. She has lived in Athens for the past seventeen years and although a big UGA fan loves higher education in all its many forms. She is excited to help explore different universities and guide students toward their future schools. Katrina currently works as a teacher for Jefferson City Schools. This is her eighth year as a Summer Academy Instructor.

Shara Cherniak has her Master’s degree in Educational Theory and Practice from UGA and is currently completing her PhD in the same program. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in elementary education and then was fortunate to teach in several contexts including schools in Málaga, Spain; Avon, Colorado; and Cabrera, Dominican Republic. Shara is excited to explore different Georgia colleges with the College Preview students and to share with them her own experiences in both her undergraduate and graduate programs as well as her experiences working and living in different national and international contexts! This is Shara’s first year as a Summer Academy Instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.