High School Students

If you’re interested in pushing yourself academically while experiencing college life, making friends with fellow students, and engaging in social activities around Boston and on campus, you’ve come to the right place. Start by selecting the BU pre-college program you would like to apply for. Applications for Summer Term High School Programs open on December 15.

Academic Immersion
For rising juniors and seniors: focus intensively on psychology, medicine, or creative writing. Residential. Three weeks.

High School Honors
For rising juniors and seniors: earn up to eight college credits, studying alongside undergraduates in BU courses. Residential, commuter, or online. Six weeks.

RISE Internship/Practicum
For rising seniors: conduct university-level research in state-of-the-art laboratories. Residential or commuter. Six weeks.

Summer Challenge
For rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors: choose two seminars from our list of 20 and get a taste of life at BU. Residential. Two weeks.

Summer Preview
For rising eighth graders, freshmen, and sophomores: explore one subject in depth while getting to know Boston and BU. Residential or commuter. One week.

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