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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 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.

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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.

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.

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 taking undergraduate courses at the University of Chicago.

Summer Language Institute

Learn an entire year of a language online this summer!

Summer Online


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

UChicago Enrichment Programs

UChicago enrichment programs offer pre-college students the opportunity to explore different areas of study and learn about different disciplines, especially those that make UChicago a distinct destination for higher education.

UChicago Summer Bridge

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students are eligible to apply for UChicago's Summer Session with support from College Bridge.  Through this program, you will be among our global community of thinkers who ask tough questions and embrace new ideas.