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    Yale Summer Session for Pre-College Students


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential, Online
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: May, July
    • Session Length: Other
    • Entering Grade: 11th, 12th, PG, College
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: College Application, Gifted, Study Skills
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: Yes
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    Yale Summer Session seeks motivated high school students who wish to enroll in Yale College courses for credit. While enrolled in Yale courses, qualified high school students will share the classroom with college students and will do college-level work. All participants will be held to the same set of standards.

    Experience everything that makes Yale unique: Small seminars with top Yale faculty. Time to immerse yourself in a full menu of academic opportunities.

    Pre-college students must be at least 16 years of age and entering their senior year of high school or freshman year of college in order to participate in the program. Pre-college students may participate in the following programs:

    • Yale College Courses for Credit: Summer Session A or B
    • Summer Drama Program
    • University Preparation for International High School Students

    Pre-college students, including those who have just graduated from high school, are required to live on campus unless they live with their family within commuting distance of New Haven if they are taking in-person courses.