Experience college life at Northwestern University this summer in the College Prep Program. High school sophomores and juniors can take undergraduate courses for college credit, or enroll in a two-week IN FOCUS seminar in a special topic area.
Summer Courses for College Credit One of the best ways to prepare for college is to get a taste of college life and academics. High school sophomores and juniors can take this opportunity during the summer to explore different subjects or get a head start on the major of their dreams. The College Prep Program offers undergraduate courses for college credit taught by Northwestern University faculty and instructors who assume the same level of commitment and involvement from high school students that they do from college students. The expectations are high, the rewards are long-lasting.
More than 300 Northwestern courses in virtually every academic discipline are open to summer students. Students can study a foreign language, discuss the science of climate change, analyze the psychology of personality, research principles of genetics and evolution, explore majors in chemistry or history, and much more! Courses are flexibly scheduled, ranging from three-week intensive courses in the sciences or languages, and four to eight weeks for most other offerings.
IN FOCUS Seminars IN FOCUS Seminars are designed to expose students to top Northwestern faculty highlighting themes relevant today. They do not have the time commitment or cost of a college credit course. These two-week noncredit seminars are structured like a college seminar course. Faculty will lead the seminar through discussion, readings, and study, enabling a rich learning experience. Only College Prep summer students are able to enroll in the seminars, which will appear on students' official Northwestern University transcript upon successful completion.
Students in these overnight summer courses will experience life in a typical residence hall at Northwestern University, staying in a double room with a fellow College Prep student. Students can make use of the quiet study rooms for late-night study sessions, hang out with friends or watch movies in common areas, and eat in the university's dining hall. Students will also have access to the University's facilities and resources, including a Northwestern email account, libraries and computer labs, athletic facilities, and the private beach. A commuting option is also available.
Costs range from $1750-$3760, plus program fee and room and board. Scholarships are also available based on financial need.