Welcome and thank you for your interest in the College Horizons summer program!


#CH2024 will be hosted by:

University of Pennsylvania (June 22-28, 2024)

University of Notre Dame (July 13-19, 2024)


High School sophomores and juniors:

The 2024 CH Application is CLOSED.

College Horizons is a program of excellence designed for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian high school sophomores and juniors. Our organization is deeply committed to helping Native students become experts on the college admissions and financial aid process. College Horizons is a 6-day pre-college program preparing students for the college application process. Participants learn about a variety of colleges and universities by connecting with our 70+ partner institutions and will establish personal relationships with college admission representatives as well as college counselors along the way.

We look forward to reading your applications this year!

The 2024 College Horizons Application is CLOSED.

We will no longer accept late applications.


JANUARY 24, 2024 (11:59 PM MST)


Be an enrolled member of a federally recognized or state recognized American Indian tribe*, Alaska Native group**, or Native Hawaiian***.

Be a current sophomore (class of 2026) or junior (class of 2025) in high school.

Have a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA (in core academic courses, not electives).

Be a US citizen and currently reside in the United States.

Submit a completed application.

*Indian tribes are sovereign and set their own rules regarding tribal enrollment and membership. To find out what requirements a specific tribe has, contact the tribe’s main office or tribal enrollment office.
**Includes a member of a federally recognized Alaska Native Tribe, an original Alaska Native Corporation settlement Act (ANCSA) enrollee, or a person issued stock from an ANCSA Regional Corporation.
***Documentation from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs will be accepted. 


1. CH Student Application

Includes Short Answer Questions, Personal Reflection Essay, ACT/SAT Results (if any), and Unofficial Transcript Upload.
2. Tribal Enrollment & Hawaiian Documentation Upload

3. Teacher Recommendation Form

Students are responsible for giving their Teachers the link to this form.

4. Counselor Form & Official Transcript Upload

Students are responsible for giving their Counselors the link to this form.

5. Parent/Guardian Form

Students are responsible for giving their Parents the link to this form.


University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

June 22 – 28, 2024

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

July 13 – 19, 2024

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Approx. time to watch: 30 minutes

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