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Pre-College Students

Program Descriptions

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.

Learn more about the 2021 Summer Session via our virtual Information Sessions. Register in advance to join us Friday, March 5, 2021 - 7:00pm Central US time.

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

Research in the Biological Sciences (RIBS)

RIBS is canceled for Summer 2021. 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

Stones and Bones is canceled for Summer 2021 but will return in Summer 2022.

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!