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badger scholars
summer camp

Spend your summer with UW–Madison, exploring what it means to live, learn, and become a college student.

about the Uw-madison badger scholars summer camp

Badger Summer Scholars is a transformative residential college preparatory experience for students in 9th through 12th grade. Through meeting with and learning from UW experts in various fields and academic areas of interest, applicants will explore the college application process and experience a taste of what it means to live and learn like a college student. Applicants should be ready to take the next step in their journey and to engage in a rewarding college program with peers from all over the country.

Participants in the program will learn what it is like to be a badger and gain valuable experience living and learning in a dynamic and challenging environment, all while interacting with UW–Madison staff and Badger Precollege instructors at a top-ranked university. Our high school students will have the opportunity to learn about the college admissions process, financial aid applications, campus life and more. Our courses showcase the many topics students can study in college, giving students an advantage in deciding their college major.

Badger summer scholars




2 weeks



July 21 - August 2, 2024

”I enjoy being in a campus environment and meeting new friends. The options offered for socialization are really enjoyable. Extra studying may be needed depending on the individual — I like it!”

“… we all have fun while we’re learning. The material is challenging in a good way. I’m also enjoying spending time with people again and getting my social skills back!”

“As a first-generation college student, it feels a little strange to be here. My parents don’t understand what is involved in going to college and living on campus. Now I’ll be the expert on what I need, and can share that with my siblings, too.”

8:30–9:00 a.m.
Morning Meeting
9:00–11:30 a.m.
Class Period
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
12:30–2:15 p.m.
Class Period
2:30–3:30 p.m.
Jump Forward Series
3:30–6:30 p.m.
Free time and open study period
5:00–6:30 p.m.
6:30–10:30 p.m.
Block meetings, Recreational Activities and dorm time
10:30 p.m.–7:00 a.m.
Quiet Hours and Room Checks

course description

You will choose one, non-credit, academic track to focus on during the academic day. Class sizes are kept small to allow for an engaging course and are taught by UW–Madison staff and Badger Precollege instructors who have the same level of commitment and involvement from Badger Summer Scholars as they would from college students.

After class blocks are over, you will participate in a series of college preparatory workshops, designed to help you become familiar with the college application process and college life. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of residence hall activities and explore UW Madison’s lake-side campus.

application deadlines

Application Option Date

November 28, 2023

Application Deadline

May 1, 2024

Tuition & Fees

Nonrefundable application fee:


Early Bird Rates Through January 8, 2024

Domestic Student: $3,870
Commuter Student: $2,300
International Student: $4,225

Starting January 9, 2024

Domestic Student: $4,070
Commuter Student: $2,420
International Student: $4,450

Tuition due in two parts on May 15th and June 1st.


Ready to enroll?

application process


Complete the US University Pathways Application

After you click "Enroll", you will be prompted to fill out our application form.


Upload Your Documents

Upload your documents to our portal to complete your application. We will then submit your application to UW-Madison.


Receive Your Acceptance Letter

Once all of your paperwork is cleared by UW-Madison, you will receive an acceptance letter with next steps.

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