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High School Students

Program Descriptions

Summer Session 2020 has concluded. Course information will be updated later this year for Summer 2021. We hope you will join us next summer!

Discover the awesome course opportunities for high school students this summer with the University of Chicago. Within a supportive online community, students from all over the globe are exposed to diverse ideas in classes taught by world-class faculty and instructors. In their classes, students are given the chance to take intellectual risks, dive more deeply into subject matter, and discuss questions that go beyond the realm of their high school curriculum.


This summer, take advantage of the rich educational resources offered by the University of Chicago and transform your passion into your expertise.


Learn what makes UChicago one of the most innovative and impactful universities in the world through the Pathways program.

Research in the Biological Sciences (RIBS)

Furthering the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, discovering how to preserve blood, laying the mathematical foundations for the theory of genetic evolution—the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division is a leader in these and in many other areas of research.

Stones and Bones

Paleontology Program for High School Students

Join the Field Museum’s Distinguished Service Curator, Lance Grande, for a four-week intensive practicum in paleontology in Chicago and Wyoming.

Summer College

Join us online this summer to explore new subjects, delve into a current interest with intense focus, and broaden your powers of perception while earning college credit for undergraduate courses at the University of Chicago.

Summer Language Institute

Learn an entire year of a language online in a summer!