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.

June 28 - July 11
Pre-Veterinary Medicine

June 28 - August 8
Research Intensives: Lab Placements with University faculty in Biology, Biochemistry, Psychology, Food Science and more. Visit our website to see available research placements.

July 5 - July 18
Forensic Anthropology and Bioarchaeology
Fundamentals of Music Theory
How Business Works
Introduction to Programming in Processing
Modern Astronomy
Sports Broadcasting
Summer Engineering Institute
Video Games as Worldbuilding

July 5 - July 25
Summer Design Academy

July 19 - July 25
Music & Technology

July 19 - August 1
Architectural & Landscape Watercolor Rendering
Economics of Hunger
Entrepreneurship: Becoming a Game-Changer
Equine Science
Forensic Anthropology and Bioarchaeology
Foundations of Data Science
Human Health and Movement (Kinesiology)
Introduction to Electronics and Arduino
McCormack Sport Leadership Academy
Psychology of Sex, Drugs & Rock n' Roll

Please visit UMass Summer Programs website for the mostcurrent date and pricing details: umass.edu/summer

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: $1,589
Two-Week Intensives: $3,145
Three-Week Intensives: $4,786
Six-Week Intensives Research Intensives: $10,185

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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