The Dartmouth Bound Summer Program is designed to provide participants with insight into what life is like at Dartmouth, as well as information about the admissions and financial aid process. Dartmouth Bound is also a forum in which participants engage with current students and Dartmouth faculty to explore the intersection of academics, service, and leadership at the College. Dartmouth is a place alive with the energy that comes from a learning community engaged in discovery and passionate about meeting the challenges of this global era. All Dartmouth Bound sessions will give participants valuable exposure to academic life in an Ivy League setting, helpful workshops on the admissions process and financial aid, and a thorough introduction to the College.
Apply for Dartmouth Summer Bound 2014
* 2014 PDF application and recommendation forms will be available here soon.
Last Year's (2013) Program Overview
- Arrival & Registration
- Dinner with Dartmouth hosts and mentors
- Welcome Breakfast
- Campus Tours
- Class Visits
- The Dartmouth Plan
- Financial Aid Workshop
- Admissions Workshop
- Class Visits
- Optional Tours: Thayer School of Engineering, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Athletics Facilities, Baker-Berry Library
- Seminars with Featured Faculty
- Closing Dinner
- Admissions Workshop
- One-on-one Advising Sessions
Participants will be greeted by members of the admissions staff and their hosts and mentors, current Dartmouth students (some of whom are past Dartmouth Bound participants) who will offer their perspectives on Dartmouth and advice about navigating the college search and admissions process.
The Dartmouth Plan is our distinctive calendar system. The flexibility of our schedule allows students incredible opportunities to pursue internships, research, and off-campus study. Current students will provide you with the basics and share their experiences to help you understand the possibilities.
Seminars are a central part of the Dartmouth Bound program, as well as intellectual life at Dartmouth. In addition to attending regularly scheduled classes with our current students, program participants will elect a seminar session that will be led by one of our featured faculty members. These seminars will be a chance for participants to hear a faculty member speak about how his or her work illuminates the themes of academics, service, and leadership, as well as engage in discussion about some of the great issues facing us in the world today. Students interested in applying for the Dartmouth Bound Summer Program should not feel that their academic interests must align with the work of the featured faculty seminar speakers. We hope that our faculty will speak directly to some of your interests for the future, but we also believe the seminars provide a unique opportunity to engage in discussion with a professor and a group of your Dartmouth Bound peers, who represent some of the most talented college-bound students in the country.
Tours include an orientation of the Dartmouth campus and facilities, as well as specific areas of interest, including tours of the athletic facilities, the Hopkins Center for the Arts, and the Thayer School of Engineering.
Admissions advising and case studies are a hallmark of our program. Our admissions officers will walk participants through our holistic, individualized review process and provide tips for completing college applications. Participants will also have the chance to review real applications to the College as part of a mock admissions committee exercise. Each participant will also have the opportunity to meet one-on-one will a member of our Admissions staff to ask questions specific to his or her college application process.
Financial Aid makes the Dartmouth experience possible for all students, regardless of their family finances. Our financial aid officers will provide an overview of how financial aid works at Dartmouth and answer questions.
The closing dinner is a chance for participants, mentors, admissions staff, and faculty to gather and reflect on the program's events and discussions. Check back for the announcement of the 2013 keynote speaker.