This course will not be offered in Summer 2019. Visit our course schedule for a list of available courses.
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).
2019 Pre-College Summer Dates:
Session 1: July 7 – July 13
Session 2: July 14 – July 20
Session 3: July 21 – July 27
Session 4: July 28 – August 3
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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 $40.00 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.
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.
Take Advantage of our Spring Special and get $100 off of your enrollments costs!
1 Week: $2050 $1950 - Price for one session
2 Weeks: $3950 $3850 - $1900 for a second session (receive a $150 discount)
3 Weeks: $5700 $5600 - $1750 for a third session (receive a $300 discount)
4 Weeks: $7300 $7200 - $1600 for a fourth session (receive a $450 discount)
Spring Special!: Submit your application by Sunday, April 21st for $100 off of your course enrollment costs.
Multiple Sessions: Receive a discount for enrolling in more than one session, as indicated in the pricing table above.
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.