Pre-College Programs and Services

Programs in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS)

This six-week summer program, conducted by the Boston University Department of Mathematics, is offered for high school students and high school mathematics teachers from all over the United States. Students chosen on the basis of potential and merit attend classes emphasizing active problem-solving, including the formulation, criticism, and modification of conjectures. Teachers earn graduate-level course credit from Boston University and bring techniques learned in this program back into their classrooms. Visit our current website at

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Summer Challenge

The Boston University Summer Challenge Program, which began in the summer of 2002, is a two-week, non-credit college preparatory program designed for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who want to experience college in a structured and supportive environment. Students in the program get a preview of college life and coursework by taking two non-credit seminars in such topics as business, creative writing, psychology, science, mass communications, and international politics. Sponsored social events are scheduled for evenings and weekends.  Visit our current website at

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