High School Student Application Information

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.

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

Note: All tracks in the Academic Immersion program are now full, and we are no longer accepting applications for summer 2024. 

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

High School Honors is now closed, and we are no longer accepting new applications for summer 2024.

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

The RISE application deadline has passed, and applications are now closed.

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 only. Two weeks.

Note: All sessions in the Summer Challenge program are now full, and we are no longer accepting applications for summer 2024. 

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.

Note: All seminars in the Summer Preview program are now full, and we are no longer accepting applications for summer 2024. 

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