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Pre-College Access Institute (PCAI) sponsored by Walmart

Registration for the 2022 Pre-College Access Institute (PCAI) is now open!
The Pre-College Access Institute (PCAI) will be held July 26-28, 2022.
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Read more about the 2021 Pre-College Access Institute (PCAI)

What are the goals of the Pre-College Access Institute (PCAI)?

The Pre-College Access Institute (PCAI) provides a unique and highly interactive opportunity for underserved and underrepresented high school rising juniors and seniors to strengthen their knowledge on issues related to transitioning to college, future academic success, and applying to college. Our goal is to increase students’ confidence in their ability to navigate the college admissions process and ultimately enroll at the college or university of their choice.

Who is Eligible? 

This program is designed for African Americans, Asian Americans, Indigenous Americans, Pacific Islander Americans, Hispanics/Latinx Americans, multiracial Americans, first generation to go to college, and low income, rising high school juniors and seniors.

All participants are required to submit proof of up to date vaccination for COVID-19. “Up to date” vaccination means a person has received the initial doses of any of the approved COVID-19 vaccines, plus any eligible booster shot. (Religious exemptions are not allowed for students residing on campus, per the University Health Center at Montclair State University). Submission instructions for non-Montclair State students will be sent to accepted students. In addition, all students must provide a negative PCR test result 72 hours prior to the start of the program.

How much does the Pre-College Access Institute (PCAI) cost?

The Pre-College Access Institute (PCAI) is completely free to all participants. The program includes housing for 2 nights; breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 3 days; and non-credit workshops/co-curricular activities.

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