Overview

Learn more about pre-college opportunities at UMass Amherst. Our online pre-college programs are designed to give you a preview of the UMass student experience, including college-level academics and being part of a learning community of high school students from all across the U.S. and the world.

Creative Coding and Data Visualization: July 12 - 30, 2021

This three-week course for high school students helps you build the fundamentals of coding and create interactive data visualizations. 

Digital Drawing & Watercolor in Architecture & Landscape ArchitectureJuly 12 - 23, 2021

This two-week course for high school students lets you explore digital drawing and digital watercolors through Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Sketch. 

Entrepreneurship: Becoming a Game-ChangerJuly 26 - August 6, 2021

This two-week course for high school students will guide you to see that entrepreneurship is everywhere and for everyone.

Equine Science Intensive: Horse Pregnancy & Foaling
July 12 - 16, 2021; July 26 - 30, 2021

This one-week program for high school students lets you learn in depth about the field of equine science, with a focus on horse pregnancy and foaling.

How Business Works: July 12 - 23, 2021

This two-week course for high school students helps you learn about the dynamic business world of the 21st century, from globalization to start-ups. 

Isenberg Business Ethics Academy: July 12 - 23, 2021

In this two-week program for high school students, you will study the fundamentals of law and ethics in business decision-making, and gain hands-on case competition practice.

Kinesiology: Pathway to the Medical Professions: July 12 - 23, 2021

This 2-week course for high school students introduces you to the key areas of kinesiology, including physiology, biomechanics, and neuroscience.  

Modern Astronomy: July 12 - July 30, 2021

This three-week program for high school students allows you to learn the fundamentals of observational astronomy and astrophysics through real-world data. 

Music & Technology: July 12 - July 23, 2021

This two-week program for high school students helps you learn the fundamentals of digital audio, use digital effects, and create at least one original song. 

Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Session 1: June 28 - July 2, 2021Session 2: July 12 - 16, 2021

The one-week Pre-Veterinary Medicine program introduces students to the field of veterinary medicine.

Programming for Aspiring Scientists: Python with Applications to Physics: June 28 - July 9, 2021

This 2-week course for high school students lets you become proficient in the programming language Python while solving a variety of problems in physics.

Research Intensive in Psychology (Deater-Deckard Lab)

Our competitive Research Intensives program places high-achieving high school students in professional working labs alongside distinguished faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. This program lets you gain experience with university-level research, and culminates with a virtual poster presentation.

Research Intensive in Psychology (Mandalaywala Lab)
Our competitive Research Intensives program places high-achieving high school students in professional working labs alongside distinguished faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. This program lets you gain experience with university-level research, and culminates with a virtual poster presentation.

Sport Management & Leadership Academy: June 28 - July 9, 2021

This 2-week program for high school students helps you learn practical sport management applications and industry insights to build your career. 

Sports Marketing, Sales & Media: July 12 - 16, 2021

This 1-week program for high school students builds on lessons learned in the Sport Management & Leadership Academy, letting you take a deeper dive into the world of sports marketing to build your skills for college. 

Summer Design Academy: June 28 - July 15, 2021

In this three-week program, high school students will enroll in a regular UMass introductory architecture studio course offered online. 

Summer Engineering Institute: June 28 - July 9, 2021

The two-week Summer Engineering Institute for high school students allows you to work online with UMass faculty and students and complete hands-on labs. 

Veterinary Technology:
Week 1: July 12 - July 16, 2021 ; Week 2: July 19 - 23, 2021

This two-week program for high school students allows you to work with UMass faculty and learn about the profession of veterinary technician. 

Cost and Session Information

To find out information about our pre-college program costs and dates, be sure to visit our website!

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