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We have a summer in Storrs for you!
UConn's Pre-College Summer Chemistry course provides high school students the opportunity explore the vast realm of chemistry through hands-on exposure at a nationally ranked public university campus.
Where will the future take you?
That’s a hard question to answer, especially for high school students. UConn’s Pre-College Summer can help students figure it out. Studying Chemistry, a popular undergraduate major here at the University of Connecticut, is a great choice for students interested in a broad range of science topics, including medicine and pharmacy. Offered during Sessions 1 and 2, our Chemistry course provides a strong emphasis on hands-on laboratory experiments and interaction with experienced faculty. Participants will get a feel for making new compounds and see bench-top wet chemistry and advanced chemical instrumentation first-hand. Interactive discussion will provide the required background knowledge and will further summarize and assess in-lab experiences.
This 1-week course will explore the areas of chemistry that touch on daily life:
- Synthetic food additives
- Drugs (aspirin)
- Colors (dyes) in paints
- Students will have the opportunity to view and interact with a number of demonstrations and experiments.
All safety equipment necessary for being in our state-of-the-art teaching laboratories (gloves, goggles and lab coats) will be provided. Due to chemistry laboratory safety regulations, students will be required to wear long pants and closed toed shoes during the entire chemistry course (the chemistry building is air conditioned).
For more information on how UConn's Pre-College Program is handling COVID-19, please check out our website!
Cost and Session Information
Cost and Session Information
Costs and fees are determined by the number of sessions a student enrolls in (one, two, three, or four sessions). Enrolling in a weekly session, includes the selected academic course* taught by UConn faculty or experts in their industry, exploratory workshops, social programming activities, as well as administrative costs, all meals, and housing in an air-conditioned residence hall. Laundry machines located inside of the residence halls are available to participants at no cost. Participants must arrange their own travel to and from the Program, at their own expense.
*Additional Course Fees: Additional fees to select academic courses may apply. These fees help to cover the added cost of supply kits, studio fees, travel, entrance fees, etc. For specific course fee information, visit the course's information page. If applicable, this course fee will be applied at time of course enrollment.
Application: A non-refundable application processing fee of $45.00 must be paid in order to have your application reviewed. The application fee can be paid at the last step of the application process and is separate from enrollment costs. Our application fee is waived for students who apply before January 6th. After this date our standard application fee will be applied.
Enrollment: A $300.00 non-refundable deposit per session that will be collected at the time of enrollment is required to enroll in Pre-College Summer courses. This deposit will be credited to your program fee’s account balance.
Early Bird: Take advantage of a $150 early bird discount when you submit your application by April 1st, 2020
Multiple Sessions: Receive a discount for enrolling in more than one session, as indicated in the pricing table above. Check out our Course Academies for bundling options!
Sibling Discount: If two or more siblings enroll in the Program during the same summer, the subsequent sibling(s) will receive a $100.00 discount off of their total Program fee.