Summer Term High School Programs

We invite you to choose from our portfolio of exciting and challenging summer high school programs. Each program offers the opportunity to explore new subjects and college life–while making friends with fellow students and participating in social activities in Boston and on campus. Join other motivated high school students from 50 states and 87 countries to experience a great introduction to college life and academics.

Summer Challenge

Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors study two academic topics of their choice and take part in exciting social activities.

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High School Honors

Rising juniors and seniors take BU courses and earn college credit while experiencing college life in Boston.

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High School Honors Online

Rising juniors and seniors earn college credit and get the Boston University academic experience wherever they may be.

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Summer Preview

Entering freshmen and rising sophomores experience a preview of college life and academics.

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Academic Immersion

Rising juniors and seniors focus intensively on one subject by combining classroom work with hands-on learning activities.

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RISE Internship / Practicum

Rising seniors pursue scientific research and gain laboratory experience.

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HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE

High School Level
Summer Challenge Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors
High School Honors Rising juniors and seniors
RISE Internship / Practicum Rising seniors
Summer Preview Entering freshmen and rising sophomores
Academic Immersion Rising juniors and seniors
Session Dates
Summer Challenge Two weeks, starting June 18, July 9, and July 23
High School Honors Six weeks starting July 2
RISE Internship / Practicum Six weeks starting July 2
Summer Preview One week starting July 23
Academic Immersion Three weeks starting July 2 (Psychology) and July 23 (Medicine)
Academic Experience
Summer Challenge Choose 2 of 20 seminars to expand your academic horizons
High School Honors Choose from more than 80 college courses and earn college credit
RISE Internship / Practicum Conduct university-level research
Summer Preview Choose a seminar to get a sneak peek of the college experience
Academic Immersion Spend three weeks immersing yourself in the study of psychology or medicine
Earn College Credit
Summer Challenge
High School Honors Up to 8 credits
RISE Internship / Practicum
Summer Preview
Academic Immersion
Format
Summer Challenge Residential
High School Honors Commuter, Residential, or Online
RISE Internship / Practicum Commuter or Residential
Summer Preview Commuter or Residential
Academic Immersion Residential
Summer Challenge High School Honors RISE Internship / Practicum Summer Preview Academic Immersion
High School Level Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors Rising juniors and seniors Rising seniors Entering freshmen and rising sophomores Rising juniors and seniors
Session Dates Two weeks, starting June 18, July 9, and July 23 Six weeks starting July 2 Six weeks starting July 2 One week starting July 23 Three weeks starting July 2 (Psychology) and July 23 (Medicine)
Academic Experience Choose 2 of 20 seminars to expand your academic horizons Choose from more than 80 college courses and earn college credit Conduct university-level research Choose a seminar to get a sneak peek of the college experience Spend three weeks immersing yourself in the study of pscyhology or medicine
Earn College Credit Up to 8 credits
Format Residential Commuter, Residential, or Online Commuter or Residential Commuter or Residential Residential