Brown University Pre-College Programs
Our Summer Pre-College Program residence halls are filling, but we still have some room:
- Men’s halls have space during all one week sessions
- Women’s halls have space only for those one week sessions beginning July 20 and July 27
- Space is available for both men and women during the last two week session beginning July 27
To ensure we have residence hall space for students wishing to enroll in terms where residential space is limited, we've instituted a course waitlist: this is why you may have seen in the course catalog that the course you’re interested in is “waitlisted.” If you've paid your deposit, you may put yourself on the waitlist and if there’s room for you in the appropriate residence, we’ll move you into the course. If you want to find out whether there is still room in a course and the residence hall before your pay your deposit, please contact our office.
Courses listed as “Open” or “Waitlisted” still have space available, but the latter may be contingent on appropriate space in our residence halls.
"Full: Waitlist Closed" means there is no space in a course, the waitlist already full, and so not open to new registrants.
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Explore the Academic Possibilities This Summer
Experience college life, prepare for academic success, and make new friends from around the world in Brown Pre-College programs. Multiple sessions 1-7 weeks in length, with more than 300 courses to choose from – on campus, online, and abroad.
Each summer, Brown offers nearly 200 courses carefully selected to reflect the breadth of the University’s curriculum. Eligible students have completed at least the 9th grade. Experience college life and learning in these non-credit courses that vary in length from one to four weeks.
Brown University's Undergraduate Summer Session is open to qualified rising and graduated high school seniors: study side-by-side with Brown undergraduates and earn college credit in these seven-week courses drawn from across the Brown curriculum.
Brown offers Summer, Fall, and Spring sessions of online courses - designed specifically for engaged high school students - in Anatomy, Entrepreneurship, DNA Science, Leadership, Engineering, Writing, and Medicine.
Global Programs offer rigorous academic experiences in the context of cultural immersions that prepare students for the increasingly complex challenges of the 21st century. High school students can choose to study this summer with Brown in:
This unique program combines the development of socially responsible leadership with focused study on academic topics such as health, global development, ethics, conflict resolution, and social media. Students integrate their learning through course work, leadership workshops, and the development of an Action Plan project related to their school or home community.
This program challenges students to grapple with global and local environmental issues in a hands-on learning environment. Field research, discussions, site visits, and debates are a few of the ways students learn together and develop socially responsible leadership skills to apply in their home communities.
English Language and Academics for University-bound Students
This acclaimed program combines focused English language study with liberal arts courses for high-achieving, university-bound students.
Immersive Theatre Study for High School Students
TheatreBridge and Playwrights Workshop offer a connecting link between high school and college theatre and encourage a commitment to a life of creative engagement. The highly selective programs provide promising young actors and playwrights an opportunity to stretch their imaginations and skills as they create new work under the mentorship of established theatre professionals.
Explore, Discover, Achieve
The two-week SPARK program is for students who have completed 6th, 7th and 8th grade and love science. The SPARK experience is fun, engaging, and rewarding. Students explore exciting science topics and gain a foundation for further inquiry. Carefully selected extracurricular activities additionally inspire students to reflect on what it takes to excel and ultimately lead in science.
Brown University offers summer sports camps for young athletes. We are committed to providing an exceptional camp experience for campers of all ages and skill levels. Camps are led by Brown's varsity coaches, their staff and current Brown athletes.
Brown Summer High School is Summertime Academic Enrichment for Providence-Area High School Students. Presented by the Brown Education Department.