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    Boston University: Summer Preview

    Boston University: Summer Preview


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 8th, 9th, 10th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Business, Literature, STEM, Writing, Arts
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Career Clusters: Business Management and Administration, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Call: (617) 353-1378
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    Get a taste of college life for one exciting week this summer, from anywhere in the world. Delve into fascinating subjects. Make new friends. Explore the fun, vibrant city of Boston.

    Boston University's one-week noncredit Summer Preview program offers rising eighth, ninth, and tenth graders a choice of three different weeklong seminars. It’s a great opportunity for you to dig into an area of academic interest or become familiar with an entirely new subject. This summer's seminars include:

    • Creative Writing: Finding Your Voice
    • Discovering Biology: Building Blocks of Life
    • Introduction to Business: Investing in Your Future

    Summer Preview combines academic and social opportunities. In your chosen seminar, you’ll attend lectures alongside a small group of motivated peers and gain exposure to a specific area of academic interest. Along with your studies, you’ll meet and start friendships with students from around the world. This summer, a variety of group social activities will introduce you to BU, to college life, and the city of Boston. You’ll also benefit from a college workshop designed to help maximize your high school studies, so you’re prepared to fill out those college applications when the time comes.

    Summer Preview is open to both commuter and residential students. Please note: You must be 14 years of age or older by the start of the program to live in the dorm. All rising eighth graders must commute to Summer Preview.

    Cost and Session Information

    Session Dates

    July 23–July 28, 2023

    Tuition and Fees

    Application Fee (non-refundable): $50
    Tuition: $1,725*
    Room and Board: $571
    Lunch (commuter students): $83.50

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

    The program fee for Summer Preview includes tuition, textbooks, and all sponsored activities during the one-week program. The application fee and spending money are not included in the program fee. The residential option is only available for students who are age 14 or older by the start of the program. All rising 8th graders must commute to Summer Preview. Room & Board for residential students includes room, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.