Boston University Summer Term Pre-College Programs

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Basic Information

Address: 755 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 105, Boston, MA 02215
Phone Number: 6173531378
Fax Number: 617-358-0646

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Boston University Summer Term Pre-College Programs
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Registration: Applications are now available!
Deadlines: Summer Preview, Summer Challenge, and Academic Immersion- open until seminars fill; RISE-February 14; High School Honors-May 28, 2021 (April 16, 2021, for financial aid applicants and international students)
Courses: Illuminate your future—this summer at Boston University. BU’s long-running Summer Term pre-college offerings include a choice of one-, two-, three-, and six-week programs, where you can participate remotely from anywhere in the world. Our programs for high school students prepare you for success in college. With five exciting and challenging pre-college summer programs to choose from, you can earn college credit, discover a new subject area, perform cutting-edge research in University labs, or immerse yourself in project-based learning. Summer is a great time to push yourself academically while experiencing college life in this new normal, making new friends, and engaging in remote social activities. We invite you to join other motivated teens from 50 states and 87 countries to experience this great introduction to college life and academics.
Session Dates: High School Honors: Six or seven weeks, starting May 24 or July 6 RISE Internship/Practicum: Six weeks, starting July 6 Academic Immersion: Three weeks, starting July 6 (psychology) and July 26 (medicine, global studies, and creative writing) Summer Challenge: Two weeks, starting July 12 and July 26 Summer Preview: One week, starting July 26
International Students:

High School Honors is a six- or seven-week remote program in which students take Boston University undergraduate courses and earn up to eight transferable college credits. Students must be entering their junior or senior year of high school in fall 2021. International students are welcome to apply.

RISE Internship/Practicum is a six-week non-credit remote program in which students conduct scientific research in a university lab under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Students must be entering their senior year of high school in fall 2021. Open to US citizens and legal permanent residents only.

Academic Immersion (AIM) is a three-week non-credit remote program for students to focus intensively on a single academic topic with classmates who feel just as passionate about the subject as they do. This summer, we are offering four AIM tracks: Introduction to Experimental Psychology, Introduction to Medicine, Creative Writing, and Global Studies: Security, Statecraft, & Spycraft. All tracks combine classroom work with project-based learning activities. Students must be entering their junior or senior year of high school in fall 2021. International students are welcome to apply.

Summer Challenge is a two-week remote program in which students take two non-credit seminars of their choice. They explore their interests, discover new ones, test academic boundaries, and immerse themselves in the college experience. Students must be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school in fall 2021. International students are welcome to apply.

Summer Preview is a one-week non-credit remote program in which students explore one subject of interest while previewing the college experience. Students must be entering their freshman or sophomore year of high school in fall 2021. International students are welcome to apply.

Summer Housing Availability:

All five of Boston University's Summer Term High School Programs will be offered exclusively through remote instruction in summer 2021. In the interest of the health and safety of participants, in-person attendance is not available.

Disability Services:

Boston University is committed to supporting the academic, social, and cultural integration of individuals with disabilities. Our mission is to foster academic excellence, personal responsibility, and leadership growth in students with disabilities.

Individuals are encouraged to contact Disability & Access Services to discuss support services and accommodations they may need, including auxiliary aids like sign-language interpreters, exam accommodation, notetaking services, text in alternative format, and assistive technology.

Computer Capabilities: All students will need to have access to a computer capable of running Zoom, microphone, webcam/camera, and a reliable internet connection. Please make sure that your equipment is fully charged before coming to class.