Summer Programs for High School Students
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Boston University Summer Term offers a diverse portfolio of exciting and challenging summer programs for high school students. Whether you are looking to earn college credit, discover a new subject area, perform cutting-edge research in university labs, or immerse yourself in hands-on learning, BU is the place to be this summer. One-, two-, three-, and six-week programs are available, and you can choose from commuting, residential, and online options.
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.
Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors study two academic topics of their choice and take part in exciting social activities.Choose
Rising juniors and seniors take BU courses and earn college credit while experiencing college life in Boston.Choose
Rising juniors and seniors earn college credit and get the Boston University academic experience wherever they may be.Choose
Entering freshmen and rising sophomores experience a preview of college life and academics.Choose
Rising juniors and seniors focus intensively on one subject by combining classroom work with hands-on learning activities.Choose
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|
|Summer Challenge||Two weeks, starting June 17, July 8, and July 22|
|High School Honors||Six weeks starting July 1|
|RISE Internship / Practicum||Six weeks starting July 1|
|Summer Preview||One week starting July 22|
|Academic Immersion||Three weeks starting July 1 (Psychology) and July 22 (Medicine)|
|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|
|High School Honors||Up to 8 credits|
|RISE Internship / Practicum|
|High School Honors||Commuter, Residential, or Online|
|RISE Internship / Practicum||Commuter or Residential|
|Summer Preview||Commuter or 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 17, July 8, and July 22||Six weeks starting July 1||Six weeks starting July 1||One week starting July 22||Three weeks starting July 1 (Psychology) and July 22 (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|
Experience College and Challenge Your Mind
Immerse yourself in college life, open your mind to fresh subjects, meet new friends from around the country and globe, and have an unforgettable summer in a historic city. Boston University's pre-college programs offer a chance to study at one of the world's top teaching and research universities. Enroll in undergraduate classes for college credit (either on campus or online), pursue in-depth research, or choose from a diverse array of stimulating non-credit seminars. There is no better place than Boston, the ultimate "college town", to preview and prepare for the rigors and rewards of undergraduate life.
Boston University's Pre-College Programs Provide Opportunities to:
- Take on new academic challenges, explore a variety of interests, and consider possible majors
- Preview college and learn how to balance your schoolwork and your social life
- Meet motivated, curious, and bright high school students from all 50 states and 87 countries on six continents
- Experience living in a college dorm
- Become part of a dynamic social community and engage in fun activities on campus and throughout Boston
Students living on campus stay in BU's Warren Towers, sharing a room, exploring culinary options around campus, and participating in dorm activities. There are typically two students per room, with young men and women living in separate areas. Resident Program Assistants provide guidance, coordinate and lead social activities, and enforce program policies. Safety is our highest priority: Warren Towers has live-in University staff and 24-hour security.
Embracing college life away from home in the midst of Bostons summer bustle is an exhilarating experience. Whether you live in a BU residence hall or commute to campus, you will get to know the ins-and-outs of college life. To foster a lively social environment and introduce you to our campus and city, we lead a full range of group activities that include improv comedy shows and sunset cruises in Boston Harbor, as well as trips to Faneuil Hall, Fenway Park, and more - and you will still have time for impromptu adventures around Boston!