Overview

Boston University Summer Term High School Programs invites you to preview the college experience at one of the world’s top universities in one of the country’s most exciting cities.

This summer, prepare for your college future with exciting and challenging summer programs for high school students at Boston University Summer Term. With five programs to choose from, you can earn college credit, discover new subject areas, perform cutting-edge research in university labs, or immerse yourself in hands-on learning. You will have the opportunity to push yourself academically while experiencing college life, making friends with fellow students, and engaging in social activities around Boston.

BU Summer Term offers one-, two-, three-, and six-week programs for high school students, with options to live on campus, commute from home, or study online. We invite you to join other motivated teens from 50 states and 87 countries to experience this great introduction to college life and academics.

Cost and Session Information

High School Honors—Rising seniors and exceptional rising juniors take undergraduate courses and earn up to 8 college credits. Residential or commuter. On campus or online. Six weeks—June 30–August 9. 

Research in Science and Engineering (RISE)—Rising seniors pursue scientific research in university laboratories. Two track options: Internship and Practicum. Residential or commuter. Six weeks—June 30-August 9.

Academic Immersion (AIM)—Rising juniors and seniors focus intensively on one subject, combining classroom work with experiential learning. Three track options: Introduction to Experimental Psychology, Introduction to Medicine and Creative Writing. Residential only. Three weeks—Psychology: June 30–July 19; Medicine or Creative Writing: July 21–August 9.

Summer Challenge—Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors explore two subjects of their choice and experience college life. Residential only. Two weeks—Session 1: June 16–June 28; Session 2: July 7–July 19; Session 3: July 21–August 2.

Summer Preview—Rising freshmen and sophomores delve into one subject of their choice while previewing college life. Residential or commuter. One week—July 21–July 26.

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