Summer Preview high school students experiencing college

Summer Preview

Thank you to our students for making Summer 2018 a great success. Please check back on December 15 to learn what is in store for Summer 2019.

For one week this summer, explore fascinating subjects, make new friends, and become familiar with college life at Boston University.

Our Summer Preview program offers rising ninth and tenth graders a choice of three weeklong, non-credit seminars. It’s an ideal opportunity to explore an area of academic interest or become familiar with an entirely new subject.

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Get a Sneak Peek

Summer Preview combines academic, residential, and social opportunities. In your chosen seminar, you’ll attend lectures alongside a small group of motivated peers, gaining exposure to a specific area of academic interest. Along with your studies, dive into college life at Boston University and start friendships with students from around the world. You also benefit from a college workshop designed to help you maximize your high school studies, so you are prepared to fill out college applications when the time comes.

Preview students in lab

Each summer, a variety of group social activities are planned to introduce students to Boston University and the city of Boston.

Summer Preview is open to both commuter and residential students. Please note that you must be 14 years of age or older by the start of the program to live in the dorm.

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The Big Picture

Get the scoop on seminar topics, program activities, and favorite moments of the Summer Preview program from last summer’s students.

Summer Preview: The Big Picture