The Emory Pre-College Program is a summer academic program for high school students. It gives college-bound sophomores and juniors an exciting glimpse of academic and residential life at a top-ranked national university.
High school students may explore topics with professors who are the leading experts in their fields. Two-week non-credit courses, and six-week credit courses are available. Emory Pre-College students live together in a residence hall on campus or within commuting distance with their families and participate in a variety of programs, fun activities, and excursions designed to prepare them for college life.
The Emory Pre-College Overnight Summer Program offers a diverse selection of two-week non-credit courses in a variety of disciplines. Students will experience college-level academics in a small class setting with some of Emory's leading experts in their respective fields and will receive written feedback on their work at the end of the course. All non-credit courses meet from 9:00 - 11:30am daily and may have additional requirements (excursions, film viewings, etc.) in the afternoons or evenings. Examples of courses include: The Neuroscience of Brain Enhancement, Economics: Principles and Current Issues, Playwriting, Social Psychology, Sports Medicine, Writing the Personal Essay, Cancer: The Biology Behind the Disease, and Law and Litigation. In addition to their coursework, each Pre-College student will participate in College 101 sessions which are held in the afternoons.
Emory Pre-College students may enroll alongside Emory undergraduates in a variety of six-week undergraduate courses for credit. Pre-College summer students will earn three or four hours of college credit for each of the enrolled classes. Two sessions are available (commuters only) Classes included: Introduction to Computer Science, Principles of Microeconomics, Introduction to Probability and Statistics, Calculus, Introduction to Dance, Introductory Astronomy with Lab, and many many more.
Students will enjoy the beautiful, tree-lined Emory campus and its outstanding facilities, meet new people and make lifelong friends. Students come from all across the U.S. and the world. Ranked #21 by U.S. News and World Report and #13 by Kiplinger's Personal Finance for best values among private universities, Emory University offers a small liberal arts college environment within a major research university.
Application Deadline: Rolling, Preferred by June 1
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Last summer was amazing. For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to attend Emory University, but I never had a chance to actually get a glimpse of what college life as an Emory student would be like. So, I decided to apply to the summer pre-college program. On move-in day, I instantly started making connections. The residential advisors were very welcoming and one of them even knew my high school! After I received my pre-college shirt and room keys, I knew this was going to be a good two weeks. Coming from an international high school, I was amazed at the diversity of the student body at this program. Students came from all over the country and one student even came from the Netherlands! My peers were academically gifted, artistically talented, and athletically skilled. Whether it was going to a Braves game, visiting the Georgia Aquarium, going on a burrito run, getting chipotle, watching the World Cup games, swimming at the SAAC, or even just hanging out as a group in our dorms at night (of course with a shoe in the door), every activity presented me with an opportunity to make some memories at Emory - or should I say mEmorys? I took Dr. Abelew's pre-medical studies course titled "The Anatomy of Movement". I learned about almost all of the bones, muscles, tendons, and joints in the body. I also applied this knowledge to some hands-on time with real bones, muscles, and even the brain! Dr. Abelew was unequivocal in his teaching and answered everyone's questions no matter how difficult or time-consuming they may have been. It is the culmination of these experiences that will make you love Emory (more than you already do if you were in my position). The experiences I shared with fellow students and the Emory faculty have propelled me as well as some other seniors to apply early decision to Emory! I remain in contact with my professor and the friends I made at pre-college this past summer, and I hope we will get to be together once again on campus next fall as freshmen. But, if your question is, "Is the Emory pre-college program worth it?", my answer to you is yes.