Summer Programs for High School Students

Our Summer Programs include credit and noncredit options designed to prepare rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors for the academic, social, and campus experiences of freshman year of college.

Building upon Northeastern's world-renowned reputation for experiential learning, our programs focus on helping students understand how academic topics are used in real-world applications.

Why spend your summer at Northeastern?

  • Get a taste of college life. Live on campus, experience Boston, take college classes (and earn credit), and experience hybird learning -- a blend of classroom and online components.
  • Test-drive an area of study. From entrepreneurship to sports leadership, to information technology. Get an inside look at thriving industries.
  • Learn the Northeastern way, put ideas into action. Develop a business plan, give a sales pitch, or program a new technology in our app lab. Leave with work to add to your portfolio!
  • Competitive tuition. Our hybrid learning model results in affordable tuition...and time for other summer plans.

Join the Northeastern community this summer and experience Boston, one of the best college towns in the country.

Experience our Programs

The College Prep Experience
This 4-week program is designed to introduce rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to the collegiate experience to help prepare for the first year as an undergraduate student.

  • Credit-bearing courses mirror traditional first-year college curriculum and may be transferred  to give you a head-start on your first semester
  • Workshops focus on life skills required for a smooth transition from high school to college life

Summer Seminars
Offered in three week-sessions, the seminars provide a specialized academic experience in programs unique to Northeastern.

  • Seminars carry 3 credits and foster a high level of student engagement and creativity
  • Students may choose from the following seminars: Entrepreneurship, Sport in Society, or App Lab

College 101
This distinctive summer experience is meant for high school students who are interested in preparing for the future as well as honing their academic skills. The two-week non-credit program offers the opportunity to engage in college-level learning, cultivate academic skills, and enjoy an authentic college experience. 

  • Courses focus on topics such as college writing, public speaking, and skills for academic success
  • Limited to 25 students per section
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Our Admissions Process

It's never too early to start planning for summer! Our application process is short and simple and our admissions team is here to answer any questions you may have along the way. The following are some important dates to keep in mind:

  • Application Deadline: April 15, 2013
  • Program Starts: July 1, 2013

What do you need to apply?

  • Complete the online application
  • Gather three academic references (one guidance counselor plus teachers, principal, etc.)
    • You are only required to submit their contact information: full name, title, phone number, and email address
  • Request and submit your official high school transcripts


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Summer Programs for High School Students