Who can apply?

No Cost

Summer Ventures is a cost-free program to accepted students. Meals while on campus are included.

What do I need to apply?

Applicants must provide:

Application Process

*Earlier due date: The application will be due January 5, 2024.*

Summer Ventures uses the same application process as used for NCSSM Durham, Morganton, and Online program admissions. Choose “Summer Ventures” when prompted which program(s) you are applying.

What happens after I apply?

Applicants will be able to follow their progress during the admissions process using a secure NCSSM web link. After the application questions deadline on January 05, in February, each applicant will be emailed a link and password to monitor their application process and final status. Applicants will be able to track receipt of their transcript and evaluations. Please note that it takes 3-5 business days for transcripts to be processed and received in Blackbaud.

How to Apply

You can apply to Summer Ventures through an application to NCSSM. You may choose to apply to only Summer Ventures, or if eligible, other NCSSM programs. NCSSM has partnered with the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) to create the NCSSM electronic application. To complete an application, you must have a CFNC account. Go to, read through the instructions, and create a CFNC account. Once you have created an account or if you already have a CFNC account, log into

For specific instructions on filling out the NCSSM Application at, see the Application Help GuideYou can also preview the Summer Ventures specific essay questions.