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Students will always be supported regardless of their level of knowledge in each topic. However, students must be at least in grade nine or higher in order to apply.
The Albers Summer Business Institute is open to current 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students who will be 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students in the following academic year.
You will need to complete an electronic application through our Admissions system. We will not be able to process paper applications. If you are having trouble with the electronic application then please contact the Associate Director of Admissions for Diversity Recruitment and Precollege Programs, Julian Franco, at email@example.com.
Yes, we hold information sessions during the months of January, February, and March for prospective pre-college students. You can use our registration form to sign up for an information session. If you would like to schedule a session specifically for your school then please contact the Director, Duron Jones, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The priority deadline for applications is March 31, 2021. A general application deadline may be added depending on the number of applications we receive on March 31, 2021.
Yes, students who successfully complete the program will receive 3 college credits in business management for their participation.
Yes, we accept students all across Washington state and across the United States. When we create groups for the projects we balance the location of each student to help you build your network and meet new people.
Yes, colleges and employers like to see that you're using your summers wisely. Participating in a summer enrichment program helps to show that you're interested in your own growth and development as a person.
Awarding high school credit is dependent on your school and/or district. If you would like to receive high school credit for participation then please contact your guidance counselor to start the process. We are happy to work with them in translating your participation into the appropriate high school credits.
Yes, throughout the program you will meet our corporate partners, sponsors, and University alumni who are all members of the business community. By creating connections with them you can begin building your network and even connect with them on LinkedIn for future opportunities for engagement and learning.
Students who are accepted into the program will only need to make payment on a $50 deposit to reserve their spot in the program during registration.
Scholarships are automatically applied to the tuition of accepted students, making the program free aside from the $50 deposit during registration. We are not able to provide additional scholarships beyond tuition coverage.
The average tuition of the residential program is $1,808 per student and the average tuition of the virtual program is $904 per student.
In order to receive a scholarship, you need to complete your application and identify as a student of African American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American Indigenous, or Pacific Islander heritage. Some specific Asian ethnic groups are eligible such as Filipino, Hmong, and Nepalese.
The deposit is due on May 15, 2021. If we have not received your deposit and registration packet by this date then we will assume you are no longer interested in participating and will move a student from the waitlist to the attending list.
During the Albers Summer Business Institute students participate in Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Data Analytics, Accounting, Economics, Management, Financial Literacy, Career Development, College Planning, and Leadership Development.
During a virtual program, real-time courses are attended via a Zoom link that they will receive access to via Canvas. They will use this link each day to attend the large group sessions. Afternoon sessions with their team will be conducted using their Program Advisor's Zoom link which can also be found on Canvas.
Yes, Zoom videos will be recorded and shared only in Canvas for students who would like to re-watch the material to help their understanding.
Canvas is a learning management system that allows students to complete assignments, watch videos, and much more.
Yes, each student will receive a Seattle U ID and email address. These two are essential for them accessing their courses and their credits when they are ready to transfer them.
All courses are taught by University faculty who come from their respective industries. Each faculty teaches either at the undergraduate or graduate level in the Albers School of Business and Economics at Seattle University. Also, each faculty member is passionate about the mission of our programs and supporting youth in gaining access to higher education.
A program advisor is your support network as a student in the program. The Program Advisors report directly to the Director of the program and help you with assignments, activities, serves as a mentor and adult friend to you during the week. They are there to help you have the best experience possible and are all passionate about your success.
The program advisors are undergraduates in the Albers School of Business and Economics. They each come with their own perspectives and experiences that create a well-rounded team of individuals to support your success. In some cases, they were in your shoes not too long ago as three of our 2021 program advisors were former Summer Business Institute participants.
Duron Jones serves as the Director of the Albers Summer Business Institute and has served as the director since 2014. Prior to that, he managed the University's high school programs for the Center for Community Engagement from 2011 to 2014. He also serves as an adjunct faculty for management with a focus specifically on leadership development and social entrepreneurship.
Admission decisions for Albers Summer Business Institute will be posted no later than April 30, 2021, to your Seattle University Admission Portal. However, once a decision is made about your application you will receive an email asking you to check your portal.
Once you're accepted you will need to confirm your acceptance of the decision inside of the portal. Then you will need to complete your registration paperwork and pay your deposit by May 15, 2021. You can find more information about the steps on the Admitted Students page.
Yes, you can cancel your attendance in the program prior to the start of the program without it negatively impacting your transcript. However, if you cancel your attendance after the program has begun then it will negatively impact your transcript.
Deposits for attending the program are non-refundable and are used to save your seat in the program.
For Albers Summer Business Institute the cost of tuition is covered by scholarships automatically.
Students who are a citizen of the United States but are currently living abroad may still apply for acceptance to the program.
Students who are not a citizen of the United States but are currently enrolled in a high school in the United States at the time of applying are eligible for acceptance into the program.
The Albers Summer Business Institute is only open to students who are: (1) citizens of the United States, or (2) attending a United States high school, regardless of citizenship. However, we are exploring additional programs for the future that will provide opportunities for international students to participate.
We do provide support and guidance in the college application process to all alumni of Pre-college programs at Seattle University. This includes but isn't limited to understanding FAFSA, college application, and scholarship searching guidance.
If you would like to attend Seattle University as your college of choice then please let the Director, Duron Jones, know as soon as possible. We will support you in having a successful application process with Seattle University. If you apply without notifying the Director you will still be marked as a pre-college student in the system, however, to ensure the Director and the pre-college team is aware, it is best to advocate for yourself and let us know you've applied so we may advocate on your behalf in certain areas.
Director of the Albers Summer Business Institute
Dean of the Albers School of Business & Economics