High School Honors

A 6-week program

Ready to push your limits academically? Excited to get out of your comfort zone, explore new subjects, and earn college credit? If this sounds like you—and you are entering your junior or senior year—High School Honors offers a Boston University pre-college experience that will challenge you and expand your horizons.

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2023 High School Honors calendar*

Program starts & residential orientation July 2
Classes begin & commuter orientation July 5
Classes & program end August 15

*Online courses may run on a different schedule than the standard High School Honors schedule. Please refer to High School Honors Online for more information.

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You in college. At BU.

Get ready. You’re in for an authentic college experience, studying alongside BU undergrads, while earning up to 8 college credits in just six weeks.

As a BU High School Honors student:

  • Select two BU undergraduate courses from more than 80 available offerings in a variety of subjects.

Explore this summer’s courses

  • Get a real college experience in the heart of Boston, attending class alongside undergraduate students from BU and other colleges around the US and the world.
  • Earn up to 8 college credits that you can apply to your future studies.
  • Benefit from BU’s world-class faculty, academic advising, and resources.
  • Build new friendships and connections that can last a lifetime.

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Join us this summer, and get a head start on your future.

Can’t travel to Boston this summer? No problem. We also offer an exciting variety of High School Honors Online courses. Learn more.

The big picture

So what’s it really like? Hear from the students themselves.

A Day in the Life

What's it really like to be a High School Honors student?


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