BU High School Programs Honors college program

High School Honors

Thank you to our students for making Summer 2017 a great success. Please check back on December 15 for more details about our Summer 2018 programs.

The High School Honors program offers academically motivated rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college credit while they get a taste of undergraduate life.

Explore This Summer's Courses


2018 Honors Calendar*

*Note: the 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.


An Authentic College Experience


High School Honors challenges students to study alongside Boston University undergraduates, where they can earn up to 8 college credits in just six weeks. The program offers more than 80 undergraduate courses-such as economics, chemistry, and philosophy. Guidance is provided to help students identify subject areas and courses that are appropriately challenging and applicable to future college work.

Outside the classroom, High School Honors students interact with a vibrant community from all over the country and world. Whether they live on-campus or commute from home, students will participate in social activities both at Boston University and throughout the city.

Those living outside of the Boston area may also be interested in our new High School Honors Online courses. Learn more.


High School Honors: The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Hear about the benefits and experiences that High School Honors students have taken home with them—from academics to campus life—after a summer spent at BU.