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Pre-College Students

The University of Chicago's Summer Session brings together a global community of thinkers who are excited by interesting questions and seek to engage new ideas. Discover diverse program opportunities designed to challenge and engage curious high school students this summer across a variety of subject areas and disciplines. Within a supportive community, pre-college students are 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, while experiencing a dynamic campus situated in scenic Hyde Park in the city of Chicago during the best season of the year - summer! 

If you missed the Pre-College Information Session, you can watch the recording here!

See information about program fees and financial aid on the Costs page!

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

Pre-College Connect

This summer, connect with UChicago both online and in-person!

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 taking undergraduate courses at the University of Chicago.

Summer Online


This summer, take an undergraduate-level course with high school students from all over the world, from wherever you are!

Research in the Biological Sciences (RIBS)

Learn the techniques used in cutting-edge biological research and work in person at lab facilities at a premier research university.

Summer Language Institute

Learn an entire year of a language online this summer!

Stones and Bones

Paleontology Program for Pre-College Students

This course is currently at capacity and we are no longer accepting applications during the Extended deadline.

UChicago Enrichment Programs

The University of Chicago's summer enrichment programs offer pre-college students the opportunity to explore different areas of study and learn about different disciplines, especially those that make the University a distinct destination for highe

College Bridge

The College Bridge Program provides academically advanced high school students from the Chicago Public School system a way to go beyond their high school curriculum and study at the undergraduate level in the College at the University of Chicago.