The CLAE Program
We’re honored to host a free, inspiring summer program designed for the best and brightest college-bound students from high schools across the country. The Carleton Liberal Arts Experience (CLAE) supports 52 high school students who have just completed their sophomore year to come to Carleton for a one-week, academic summer program, all expenses paid by Carleton. CLAE introduces students to the strengths of a liberal arts education through an array of courses in science, art, social sciences, and technology, and also focuses heavily on preparing students for the college search and application process. CLAE Scholars will take compelling courses with a number of Carleton faculty members throughout the week and will also participate in workshops led by a variety of Carleton staff members.
Recent CLAE course offerings include:
- DNA Fingerprinting: The Science of Forensics
- The African American Experience
- Religion and the Black Freedom Struggle
- Motown and American Culture
- Schooling, Opportunity, & Identities in the U.S
- The Achievement Gap
Recent college application workshop offerings include:
- ACT & SAT Preparation
- Keys to Getting Into College: What You Need to Know about the Application Process and Financial Aid
- Write Your Way In: Strategies for Success on Your College Application
CLAE Scholars are supported by Carleton faculty members, staff from the Admissions Office, and current Carleton students. CLAE Scholars live in Carleton residence halls and eat in our dining halls for the duration of the program, and all program activities are planned and fully funded by Carleton. This includes paying for transportation to and from campus and for all housing and dining costs while students participate in the program.