For one week this summer, explore fascinating subjects, make new friends, and become familiar with college life at Boston University.
Boston University's one-week non-credit Summer Preview program offers a choice of seminars to rising high school freshmen and sophomores. Take advantage of this opportunity to explore 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, residential, and social opportunities. In your chosen seminar, you’ll attend lectures alongside a small group of motivated peers, gaining exposure to a specific area of academic interest. Along with your studies, you will dive into college life at Boston University and start friendships with students from around the world. You will also benefit from a college workshop designed to help you maximize your high school studies and prepare you to fill out college applications when the time comes.
Summer Preview is open to both commuter and residential students. Please note that you must be 14 years or older and a rising high school freshman or sophomore to live in the dorm.
Cost and Session Information
July 26–July 31
Tuition and Fees
Application Fee (non-refundable): $50
Program Fee: $1,550*
Room & Board (residential students only): $499
Lunch (commuter students only): $63
Student Health Services Fee: $25 per visit
(All tuition and fees for Summer 2020 are pending approval.)
*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 and a rising freshman or sophomore in high school. Room & Board for residential students includes room, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The Student Health Services fee is paid at time of visit or is added to a student's account for each Student Health Services visit.