Announcing Our 2024 Academic Boot Camps

It’s officially 2024, and we are gearing up for another summer of academic boot camps! This year, we’re again hosting our Humanities, STEM, and Business & Entrepreneurship academic boot camps to help enlisted veterans and service members prepare for bachelor’s degrees. 

In 2024, we are partnering with 20 schools to host our academic boot camps, including three brand-new host campuses. We’re excited to welcome Michigan State University, Stanford University, and the University of Virginia to WSP programming. We know our students will love being able to have academic experiences on those campuses. 

Key Components of Academic Boot Camps

Our academic boot camps provide a range of experiences designed to prepare a service member or veteran for the college environment.  

  • Intensive academic training: Our boot camp curricula are designed to challenge students and help them develop the skills necessary to achieve success in higher education.
  • Peer mentorship: Successful student veterans who have completed WSP boot camps return as fellows to provide support and mentorship to current participants. 
  • Faculty instruction: Faculty from our campus partners teach lectures and guide students in writing instruction (humanities boot camps), completing a research project (STEM boot camps), or business pitch feedback (business and entrepreneurship boot camps).  
  • College exploration: In addition to learning about the transition from military to academic life, participants have the opportunity to explore the host campus while staying in dorms and eating in campus dining facilities, and gain an understanding about the process for admission to that campus. 
  • Networking opportunities: WSP boot camps facilitate connections between successful student veterans and university resources, creating a network of support that extends beyond boot camps and into alumni programming.

How to Apply 

We invite enlisted service members and veterans who have not earned a bachelor’s degree and/or are looking to make a successful transition to higher education to apply for our boot camps.

The first step in this process is to fill out an interest form. When the interest form has been submitted, a member of our admissions team will reach out to the interested veteran to determine eligibility and next steps.  

2024 Boot Camp Dates
Here’s a full list of our campus partners and boot camp dates for 2024. Boot camps fill on a first-come, first-serve basis. For a list of the courses still available, see the list on this page

College PartnerBoot Camp TypeStart DateEnd Date
Yale UniversityHumanities and STEM (women-only cohort)6/1/246/15/24
Yale UniversityHumanities and Business and Entrepreneurship6/1/246/15/24
Wesleyan UniversitySTEM6/8/246/15/24
Georgetown UniversityHumanities6/8/246/15/24
William & MaryHumanities6/8/246/15/24
University of VirginiaHumanities and Business and Entrepreneurship6/8/246/22/24
University of Notre DameHumanities and Business and Entrepreneurship6/15/246/29/24
University of Notre DameHumanities and STEM6/15/246/29/24
Brown UniversityHumanities6/15/246/22/24
Harvard UniversityHumanities6/22/246/29/24
Williams CollegeHumanities6/22/246/29/24
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologySTEM6/22/246/29/24
Princeton UniversityHumanities and STEM7/13/247/27/24
Michigan State UniversityHumanities7/13/247/20/24
Columbia UniversityHumanities7/13/247/20/24
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignSTEM7/20/247/27/24
Cornell UniversityHumanities and STEM7/20/248/3/24
Stanford UniversitySTEM7/20/247/27/24
VirtualHumanities7/21/247/26/24
University of ArizonaHumanities and STEM7/27/248/10/24
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)STEM7/27/248/3/24
Amherst CollegeHumanities7/27/248/3/24
University of ChicagoHumanities and STEM7/27/248/10/24

 

 

 

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