The Best College Prep Programs Spark Your Passions
Here, your aspirations will blaze the trail to your future. Explore new ideas, and develop your own, with leading experts. EXPLO Pre-College can enhance your college application with real experiences you can highlight in essays and interviews—with the potential to earn college credit. You can also tour some of the best colleges and universities in the U.S.
Where are EXPLO alumni admitted?
Building unique experiences at EXPLO can help you on your quest to get into a good college or university.
Life after Explo
Alumni do big things.
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EXPLO alumni open new doors and help shape the future. With their minds opened, curiosity piqued, and confidence booming, EXPLO students go on to do amazing things, great and small. EXPLO is one of the best college prep programs for curious minds.
What people are saying about EXPLO
As I gather my supplies and courage for college, I'm finding the process is very much like going off to EXPLO. I'm not nearly as worried about making friends or living with a stranger as a lot of my high school friends, because I've done that every summer for six years, and by now I've got it down to a science.
[My daughter gained] a taste of college life, independence, maturity, and exposure to kids from other parts of the country and world.
Outcomes for international students
I found another side of me. [At home] I was so shy and embarrassed about myself, but when I came here I think I became more open-minded and I think I'll be a different person when I go back.
Having someone specialized in college admissions come to talk to us was very helpful to me to know exactly how I should do things to enter university.
EXPLO Pre-College is one of the best college prep programs for a truly international experience, with almost a third of students coming from outside the U.S. Whether you attend college in the U.S. or abroad, you go with an openness to new cultures and ideas that you’ve built in our diverse and welcoming environment.
How do you get into a good college?
College admissions officers look for motivation in applicants: a student who has already
explored ideas and passions, and is coming to college ready to hit the ground running.
EXPLO Pre-College alumni have done this, trying out new areas of inquiry to discover
exactly what drives them to learn and do more.
College counseling the EXPLO way
EXPLO gives pre-college students a first-hand look at college life:
- Take trips to area colleges, including Harvard, MIT, Northeastern, Stanford, Santa Clara, and more.
- Hear professional college counselors speak on topics like “Refining Your Search for U.S. Colleges” and “Creating a Successful U.S. College Application.”
- Schedule one-on-one and small group meetings with college counselors.
- Get practical, relevant advice from current college students and recent graduates.