Wellesley College offers Pre-College Residential Summer Programs to motivated high school girls ready to experience college life, be challenged by Wellesley’s renowned faculty, and make lifelong friendships. Students participate in Four-Week Immersive Programs or One-Week Exploratory Workshops.


July 7 - Aug 1, 2019

Rising junior and senior high school girls looking for academic challenge, personal growth, and exciting new experiences with friends from around the world are encouraged to apply to Wellesley’s Pre-College Immersive Program. During the four weeks spent on Wellesley’s campus, students will become members of the Wellesley community, taking a required writing course and rigorous elective of their choice. Past elective college-courses, taught by renowned Wellesley faculty, have included “Theatre Studies: Can We Have an Argument?,” “Psychology: Intro to Psychology,” “Arts: Drawing I; Two Dimensional Design,” and more. For more information, please visit: http://www.wellesley.edu/summer/immersive


July 27 - August 2, 2019

Aug 4 - August 11, 2019

Rising sophomore, junior, and senior high school girls interested in learning more about college life– the dorm, social, and academic experiences– are encouraged to apply to Wellesley’s Pre-College Exploratory Workshops. In the Academic Exploratory Workshops, students challenge themselves academically in classes taught by Wellesley’s full-time faculty, subjects ranging from writing to computer science. Some courses offered this summer will be: “Math and Politics,” “Culture at Hand,” and “Engineering Design Adventure.” For more information, please visit: http://summer.wellesley.edu/summerprograms/exploratory


Wellesley College has been recognized for the excellence of its education, the beauty of its setting, and the uniqueness of its campus culture. Above all, Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful women it has sent out into the world—women who are committed to making a difference.

Applications for the Pre-College Immersive Program will open December 2018.

Applications for the Pre-College Exploratory Workshops will open December 2018.

To learn more about Wellesley College and its Academic Summer Programs, please visit http://summer.wellesley.edu

Cost and Session Information

One-week program - $1,850 (including housing, meals, and activities)

Four-week program - $8,880 (including housing, meals, and activities)

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