Programs

Continue on your path of academic excellence

Students may choose from one of the following summer programs:

  • High School Summer Scholars Program
    • Residential program for 11th grade (graduating in 2022)
    • Enroll in two undergraduate courses for credit
    • Course options include humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics
  • High School Summer Academy 
    • Residential program for 11th grade (graduating in 2022)
    • Enroll in one undergraduate course for credit and one noncredit research development course
    • Course options include humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics
    • Create an original research project 
  • High School Summer Institutes 
    • Residential programs for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade (graduating in 2022, 2023, or 2024)
    • Noncredit
  • Early College Scholars Program
    • Commuter program for 11th grade (graduating in 2022) 
    • Enroll in one undergraduate course for credit
    • Course options include humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics
  • Exploration Courses 
    • Online program for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade (graduating in 2022, 2023, or 2024)
    • Noncredit
  • Middle School Summer Challenge
    • Commuter program for 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students
    • Arts/humanities and STEM courses combined with leadership and team building activities

Not sure which program is right for you? Let us help!


Why WashU?

This is a question we often hear from parents and students. There are many reasons a pre-college program at WashU stands apart from other universities:

  • Development of college readiness skills
  • Dedicated one-on-one support
  • Commitment to academic success
  • Clear community expectations and guidelines

One-on-one Support

We know that attending a pre-college program can be an exciting, but sometimes challenging experience. We also recognize that each student will have their own individual needs during the program. This is why we assign each student a program assistant to provide academic, residential, and emotional support. Students meet regularly with their program assistant to discuss questions and concerns, provide insight on campus resources, and encourage social involvement.

Academic Success

Whether students choose to attend a for credit or noncredit program the benefits are the same. Students gain invaluable experience managing time, studying for exams, writing papers, and collaborating with peers. 

Learn more about how we support students

Code of Conduct

By deciding to attend our programs, students commit themselves to maintaining the highest academic and social standards. 

Read our code of conduct