Overview

UMass Amherst is a top research university located in the scenic Pioneer Valley. We offer courses in all kinds of topics with outstanding faculty. Our facilities are top notch, featuring award-winning dining, brand-new accommodations, and cutting edge facilities.

Pre-college programs at UMass combine all the major elements of college, including great academics, living in a residence hall, and eating in our award-winning dining commons. Of course, it takes a little help to adjust to life on a college campus, so we have great live-in program assistants who are specially trained to help you get used to a new environment, both geographic and social. We have lots of great events in the evenings and on weekends that help you connect with other pre-college students.

1-Week: July 21 - 27
Music & Technology

2-Week: July 7 - 20
Equine Science
Forensic Chemistry
Genetics, Genomics & Evolution
How Business Works: From the Smallest Companies to the Largest Global Firms 
Hydrology & Climate Change
Modern Astronomy: Observing the Physics of Our Mysterious Universe
Particle Physics - Coming Soon
Sport Management and Leadership Academy
Summer Engineering Institute (SENGI)

2-Week: July 21 - August 3
Entrepreneurship: Becoming a Game-Changer
Forensic Anthropology and Bioarchaeology
Human Health & Movement (Kinesiology)
Modern Astronomy: Observing the Physics of Our Mysterious Universe
Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Seeing the Invisible: Using Genetic Engineering and Flourescence to See Inside Cells
Sports Broadcasting


3-Week Programs: July 7 - 27
Summer Design Academy

4-week Programs: July 6 - August 3
EducationUSA Academy

6-week Programs: June 30 - August 10
Lab Placements with University Faculty

Cost and Session Information

Application Fee $35 - All Applicants

Total cost includes: Program fee with academic credits, registration fee, accommodation, full meal plan, and activity fee.

One-Week Intensives: $1,545
Two-Week Intensives: $3,052
Three-Week Intensives: $4,519
Six-Week Intensives Research Intensives: $9,890

Please Note: The Summer Design Academy has an additional $125 dollar materials fee, and the Pre-Veterinary Medicine program has an additional $45 materials fee, to cover the cost of necessary tools and supplies. These come pre-packaged through the Departments of Architecture and Veterinary & Animal Sciences.

Commuter Option:
Students living in or near Amherst, MA may apply to attend as commuter students. Commuter students must have their own transportation to and from campus. A lunch-only meal plan, UCard, Rec Center access and activities are included. Fees for 1-week programs are $1,046, 2-week programs are $1,998, 3-week programs are $2,910, and Research Intensives are $6,616.

Scholarships: 
Visit http://www.umass.edu/summer/precollege.html#programFees for additional information. 

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