Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar recently concluded its ninth Summer College Preview Program (SCPP) in which 76 high school students, 58% of whom were Qatari, took part in the month-long university preparatory course.

This year Carnegie Mellon Qatar recorded the highest number of students participating in SCPP, which is an experience designed to academically strengthen student’s basic knowledge of university preparation. This is done through Mathematics, English and SAT/ACT college admission exam preparation courses held in conjunction with the Kaplan Corporation from the United States.

During the SCPP students were also provided an opportunity to undertake interactive practical projects within one of the Carnegie Mellon Qatar majors of their choosing, including biological sciences, business administration, computer science and information systems. Carnegie Mellon Qatar staff, students and SCPP alum were also on hand to tutor and counsel the school students with their coursework, their preparations for the university admissions process, and questions about student life at Education City.

Having taken part in the SCPP for the first time this year, Essa Al Sulaiti said:

My sister recently graduated from Carnegie Mellon Qatar and it was her who inspired me to attend SCPP since she believes it will add value to my college application experience and ease my transition into university after graduation from high school.’

With 10% of this year’s participants expected to enroll at Carnegie Mellon Qatar, the SCPP concluded with a student showcase at which course participants presented their work to family and friends.

For more information on SCPP visit the official website.