New Summer Scholars Program

Opportunity for High School Juniors and Seniors to Earn Three College Credits in a Creative Field

Teaneck, NJ (March 6, 2006) — For the first time, Fairleigh Dickinson University will offer the Summer Scholars Program. High School students who want to get a head start on their college education should apply now for this unique opportunity to get a sneak preview of college life and learning at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus. The program is open to students who will be entering their junior or senior year in the fall of 2006.

Students can start college early and test their academic and career interests by exploring global studies, philosophy, creative writing, film studies, journalism, speech, art, criminology and forensics, robotics or interactive media and game design. Each class earns three credits, which are accepted by most accredited colleges and universities in the United States. Classes will run from July 24-August 4.

Classes will be held in the morning. For many of the afternoons, organized activities and excursions are planned, some of which will take students to New York City attractions.

Additionally, students will be able to use their own FDU e-mail account and have full access to all University instructional and recreational facilities, including libraries, computer centers, and the new fitness center.

Tuition for the three-credit course is $1,150, a special non-standard tuition rate that involves a 50 percent reduction. An additional $250 fee covers lunch each day and all cost for field trips. A special technology fee of $125 will apply only to the Robotics and Mind-operated Devices class, to cover costs for each student to build their own robotic arm and controller board.

Students have the option of living on campus in the new Northpointe Residence Hall. An additional fee of $550 dollars covers full room and board as well as weekend activities.

Class sizes are limited to 20 students per course. The deadline for application is June 30, 2006.

For more information or to apply, visit the Summer Scholars Program Website at, send an email to, or call 1-800-338-8803.

Metropolitan Campus

Scott Giglio

Office of Public Relations
Fairleigh Dickinson University
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Mailstop H-DH3-15
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 692-7032

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Madison, NJ 07940
(973) 443-8661

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