Summer START is designed to assist new freshmen with the transition from high school to college through five weeks of academic courses and social activities. Summer START will provide a strong introduction to the culture of NC State and to the city of Raleigh. This year will mark the fifth year of Summer START. Summer START’s living and learning experience will be limited to 400 freshmen. Last year, Summer START’s 265 students were from 8 different countries, 11 different states and spread across 40 different majors representing all 10 colleges at NC State. Summer START works closely with each college to ensure students will be enrolled in academic courses towards their specific major to get them on the accelerated path. In addition to up to eight credit hours of university coursework, many optional social, college based, leadership, and service programs are planned throughout the week and on weekends. This is your chance to “Get Ahead of the Pack.” Summer START takes place from June 22nd through August 2nd. Students who participate are encouraged to live on campus with other START students in Owen or Turlington Residence Hall. There are several ways to gather additional information (such as cost of program, advising, parent orientation, financial aid opportunities) as well as express interest in attending the program. Students will be selected from those who respond to this invitation on a first come first served basis. Replies must be received by May 7, 2014 through our online interest form that can be found by clicking the Join Now link on the right side of this page.