Boston University: Summer Challenge Program

    Boston University: Summer Challenge Program


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Business, College Experience, Journalism, Law, Literature, Communications, STEM, Writing, History, Arts
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
    • Call: (617) 353-1378
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    For two weeks, immerse yourself in the excitement of college life and new academic challenges at Boston University through our remote summer program for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

    This summer, explore your interests and discover new ones as you push your academic boundaries and immerse yourself in the college experience.

    Summer Challenge students can choose any two seminars from our extensive list. Each is designed to expand your academic horizons through lectures, discussions, individual and group work, project-based assignments—even virtual field trips. Small class sizes give you the opportunity to receive individual attention from our experienced team of college instructors.This summer's seminars include:

    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Business: From the Ground Up
    • Chemistry of Medicine
    • Computer Science
    • Creative Writing
    • Criminal Justice
    • Economics
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Film and Literature
    • Infectious Diseases
    • International Politics
    • Journalism
    • Law 
    • Mass Communication
    • Nutrition
    • Persuasive Writing
    • Philosophy
    • Photography
    • Visual Arts

    As part of our program, we offer a college admissions workshop that provides Summer Challenge students with valuable insight into the college application process.

    Our Summer Challenge program is designed to foster a close-knit social community for students while providing a true college experience. Every day, there are remote activities that give you a chance to make new friends, learn more about yourself, and get to know Boston University.

    Cost and Session Information

    Session Dates

    Session 2: July 12–July 23

    Session 2a: Evening*:  July 12–July 23

    Session 3: July 26–August 6

    *Summer Challenge Session 2a: Evening takes place later in the day than our standard Summer Challenge sessions and was designed to accommodate students, including international students, who need to attend synchronous class at an alternative time.

    Tuition and Fees

    Application Fee (non-refundable): $50

    Tuition: $3,240**

    Service Fees: $60

    (All tuition and fees for Summer 2021 are pending approval.)

    **Please note: a $300 non-refundable deposit (applied to tuition) is required once a student commits to attending Summer Challenge in order to hold a place in the selected seminars.

    All Summer Challenge participants are responsible for paying a $60 student services fees in addition to tuition, which includes course materials and all remote activities during the two-week program.

    The application fee is not included in the tuition.

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