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Community Captains

  • It's not enough to want to go to college – you need to get ready. This is the perfect way and the perfect place to do it. And, it's free!

    Khalia Dixon
    • Khalia Dixon '19
    • Woodside High Class of 2015
  • I chose CNU because I felt endless opportunity when I stepped foot on campus and saw the facilities, buildings and luxuries of technology and resources that I was not accustomed to.

    Marckel Bonds
    • Marckel Bonds '19
    • Bedford, Virginia
  • Coming to CNU from the Hampton Roads area, it was nice having familiar faces from home join me here. I’ve met so many great people from all over, in addition to my friends from back home, that my CNU friend group has become a diverse and wonderful family!

    Aesha Parikh
    • Aesha Parikh '19
    • Yorktown, Virginia

Community Captains is a free early admission program for 10th graders from select Newport News high schools.

This program is for you if:

  • You attend An Achievable Dream, Warwick or Heritage High Schools.
  • You have a 3.4 GPA or 1150 PSAT score AND
  • You will be a first-generation college student, OR you qualify for free or reduced lunch.

If selected, you’ll have three years of free, on-campus learning opportunities at Christopher Newport – and even take a free class for college credit. Each Community Captain will be paired with a current CNU student mentor for guidance and support through all aspects of preparing for college.

  • Free for participants
  • Early admission to CNU
  • CNU student mentor
  • Educational, cultural and social events at Christopher Newport
  • Informative workshops on financial aid, career planning and academic success
  • Free for-credit statistics course taught by a CNU professor

If eligible, you can apply second semester of your sophomore year. You'll also:

  • Attend an information assembly at your high school
  • Interview with a CNU admission officer
  • Receive an offer of provisional admission
  • Attend an on-campus admitted student program
  • Be offered full admission to CNU during your senior year, provided you maintain a 3.4 cumulative GPA and fulfill all requirements at your high school

Newport News Public Schools
Claudia L. Hines, Ph.D., Supervisor, School Counselors
(757) 283-7850

Christopher Newport
Curtis Davidson, Director of Admission Operations
(757) 594-7204

An Achievable Dream Middle/High School
Connie Sawyer, Professional School Counselor
(757) 283-7820 (Ext. 63555)

Heritage High School
Robert Mompoint, Professional School Counselor
(757) 928-6100 (Ext. 17532)

Warwick High School
Donzaleigh Douglas, Professional School Counselor
(757) 591-4700 (Ext. 58534)


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