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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.

If you missed our Information Session, watch the recording here!

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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)

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 is a leader in these and in many other areas of research. This summer, 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

This program is currently at capacity during the Extended and Rolling deadlines.

Summer College

We are no longer accepting Pre-College applications for Summer College. During the Rolling round, we are only able to admit qualified high school students to the waitlist. Visiting Undergraduates are welcome to apply.

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 One-Week Enrichment

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.