Hilltopper Academy


The dates are set for 2016!
Hilltopper Academy will be July 31-August 5!

Hilltopper Academy is a week-long, residential, summer-bridge program designed to increase college readiness among entering freshmen.

Why should I participate in Hilltopper Academy?
Participants engage in a week of skill-building activities in Math, Writing, Critical-Thinking, Study Strategies and Time Management. These sessions acquaint students with college culture and empower them with information about “habits of mind” they must develop to ensure their academic and personal success.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet faculty in their major
  • Take refresher courses in Math and Writing
  • Participate in a team building course at Grand Vue Park
  • Learn about how to start a business from local enterprenuers
  • Meet student leaders and future classmates
  • Learn about academic and co-curricular offerings at WLU
  • Participate in ‘College Knowledge’ workshops to ease the transition from high school to college
  • Receive one elective hour for successful completion of the program

What do I need to do to sign up for the program?
To register for Hilltopper Academy, please complete the registration form (below) with a $50 check payable to West Liberty University (includes the week of instruction, all meals and activities.) Space is limited to 40 students.

Registrations can be sent to:

Liz Richter 
West Liberty University
208 University Drive
West Liberty, WV 26074

Hilltopper Academy Registration Form

For more information, please contact:

Liz Richter
[email protected]


Bridgette Dawson
[email protected]