This summer, take a week to immerse yourself in college life, explore a new topic, and make friends with other like-minded students.

Our one-week non-credit Summer Preview program offers a choice of three seminars to rising high school freshmen and sophomores like yourself. You will have the opportunity to explore an academic interest in-depth or investigate an entirely new subject.

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Summer 2015 Sessions

Session 1

Residential: June 21 – June 26
Commuter: June 22 – June 26

Session 2

Residential: July 26 – July 31
Commuter: July 27 – July 31

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Get a Sneak Peek

We've designed our Summer Preview seminars to be small to allow students to immerse themselves in a specific topic through lectures, discussions, and individual and group work. Our students also benefit from a college workshop that will help them maximize their high school studies in order to be better prepared when the time comes to fill out college applications.

We also offer a variety of planned social group activities so you can get to know both 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 or older to live in the dorm.

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The Big Picture

Listen to last summer's students talk about seminar topics, program activities, and their favorite moments of the Summer Preview program.