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Summer College Experience Program

Monday, August 3 to Thursday, August 6, 2020

Your 1st Step Towards College 

P.A.C.E. at National Louis University's Summer College Experience Program is designed for all students interested in getting a taste of college life! Utlizing the four components of our program, students discover what skills are needed to thrive independently.

Instruction is based on the observation that students learn best when actively involved in the process and when teaching is directly linked to events and activities encountered in daily living.

The curriculum for the week will include:

  • Functional Academics
  • Employment
  • Independent Living Life Skills
  • Socialization

 "My daughter was thrilled with the program and is excited to begin the application process... She hasn't stopped talking about NLU and says "it feels like home!" Thanks to you and the team on the phenomenal support and professionalism. It is an impressive, positive program."
                                                                                                                   -Parent of a Summer Experience Student


Admission Criteria

•Open to applicants between the ages of 16-26

•Submit your online application and behavioral assessment HERE                                                                                               

•Submission of Intellectual Assessment and Psychological Narrative, completed within the past 3 years




To more information, please contact Elizabeth Potter at / 312-261-3245

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