Summer Programs

MI GEAR UP offers the Summer Academies, where students visit Western Michigan University’s campus for a week and stay overnight in a residence hall. Each academy exposes participants to all aspects of the related field through a variety of hands-on activities, workshops, and tours. Students also receive information about college admissions, financial aid, and campus life. Thirty students are admitted into each of the two academies on a first-come first-served application process.

Eligibility: Must be a 9th grader for the 2013-14 academic year at one of the following eligible high schools: Eau Claire, Benton Harbor, Fennville, Hartford, or Kalamazoo Central.

Fee: free.

Contact: (269) 387-3339 or

Summer Academies

Summer Aviation Academy, Summer Engineering Academy, and Summer Fine Arts Academy
Sunday, June 15, 5 p.m. – Wednesday, June 18

Summer Business Academy and Summer Education Academy
Sunday, June 22, 5 p.m. – Thursday, June 25

2014 MI GEAR UP Summer Academies Application


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GEAR UP/College Day (GUCD) Program

Multicultural Affairs

2220 Ellsworth Hall
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5233 USA
Phone: (269) 387-3328 | Fax: (269) 387-3390