Sample Course Schedule

*Attending WSP is like taking an actual college course, condensed to one week. Participants do not receive grades or credit but do receive invaluable instruction, insight, and an opportunity to connect with academics from top-tier universities. Due to the rigor of the course and time investment required, we strongly recommend participants to take leave from all other obligations for the duration of WSP (including summer classes, military, professional, and personal obligations).



8:15 AM - 9:15 AM – Study Groups:
During this time, students break into small study groups and review the concepts covered in the course so far.

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Seminar Discussion / STEM Lecture
During Liberal Arts week, participants attend seminar discussions led by university professors based on the readings that are assigned throughout the week. 

During STEM week (week 2 for STEM courses only), students attend lectures led by university professors focused on foundational physics.

11:45 AM LUNCH
*Guest speakers may join for lunch and cover topics including the Admissions Process

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Writing Instruction & Writing Workshop/ STEM Demonstrations & Section: 
Writing instruction is lead by university writing instructors. During the workshop, participants apply what they’ve learned and work on practice writing assignments. Instructors are available for one-on-one guidance when needed during this time. 

During STEM Demonstrations, students observe the laws of motion and also visit several scientific facilities on campus. During STEM Section, students work with STEM Teaching Assistants on problem sets.


6:15 PM - 8:30 PM - Study Hall & One-on-One Tutoring

8:30 PM - 11:00 PM - Liberal Arts Individual Work / STEM Problem Sets & Research Projects
During Liberal Arts week, individual work includes completing writing assignments and reading academic literature assigned throughout the week which is discussed in Seminar. 

During STEM week, students work through STEM problem sets assigned throughout the week. Students also split into research project groups and explore various scientific research topics; on the final day of the course, each group presents their project and research findings to the class.