NC State
Pre-College Programs

Thank you for your interest in the Native Education Forum pre-college summer program. Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has made the decision to transition from an on-campus residential program to a fully online format for the summer 2020 program. Students will participate in virtual workshops for an hour each Wednesday in June and July to learn about university student life, engage in topics as they relate to the American Indian/Native American community and higher education, and receive assistance with the college application and financial aid process.

The Native Education Forum at NC State University is for you if you:

  • Are a rising 11th or 12th grade student that identifies as Native American/American Indian or are interested in American Indian culture
  • Have a GPA of a 3.5 or higher
  • Are interested in NC State University
  • Are a leader in your school, family and/or community

Indicate Your Interest in the Native Education Forum (NEF)

Fill out the form below to indicate your interest in attending NEF by April 30. We will provide additional emails to you by the end of April.


Program Highlights

“NEF gives students a feel for college life, while also paving a path for them to make it their reality. As a former participant and mentor of the program, I can attest to the countless opportunities the program provides students each year. For me, it was a way to connect with other Native students, learn more about my culture and explore the resources at NC State.” – Jessica Jones, Current NC State Student
“NEF is a way for the university to build relationships with tribal communities. It allows us to show the youth the benefits of getting a higher education, so they can continue to help our communities grow.” – Justin Richardson, Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admissions

Resources for Native American Students

Multicultural Student Affairs

Native American Student Affairs

Native American Student Association

University Housing: Native Space

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Drum Group – Miskwá Waya

NC State Powwow