Summer Preview

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 freshman and sophomores like yourself. You'll have the opportunity to explore an academic interest in depth or investigate an entirely new one.

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Summer Preview Calendar

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Session 1

Residential: June 22 - June 27
Commuter: June 23 - June 27

Session 2

Residential: July 20 - July 25
Commuter: July 21 - July 25

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.

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

The Big Picture

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