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High School Students Interested in College Summer Courses

Brandeis Summer School offers advanced high school students the opportunity to experience college courses with some restrictions. Students who have completed their Junior year of High School can test their readiness for college, explore subjects that are not available in high school, and earn college credit.

These courses are drawn from the regular Brandeis curriculum and the courses are often taught by the same instructors who teach them during the academic year. You'll be in small classes of approximately 10 students with undergraduates from Brandeis and other colleges and universities across the country.

For Summer 2019, we will invite applications from students who anticipate receiving a high school diploma in 2019 or 2020.

On-campus study for high school students:

  • There is no residency program available for high school students so interested applicants must arrange their own housing and transportation. High school students may take courses on a commuting basis only.
  • High school students who are already studying in the U.S. and have the requisite student visa are eligible for summer study at Brandeis.
  • High school students must have completed their junior year to apply for admission to the Summer School.
  • A high school transcript is required and should be sent directly from the school registrar to the Summer School.
  • The application requires a recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor. Applicants are asked to provide the name and email address of their recommender as a part of the application process.  The recommendation is completed online and submitted directly to the Summer School.

Online study for high school students

  • Many of our online courses are asynchronous and have no set meeting time, although occasionally a course may have a scheduled, virtual face-to-face meeting. As no online classes involve physical face-to-face meetings, a student’s presence on-campus or in the US is not required.
  • All online students are required to complete a no cost self-paced orientation course before they can enroll in online summer courses.
  • Because online courses rely heavily on written communication with classmates and the instructor, strong English language skills are imperative.
  • High school students must have completed their junior year to apply for admission to the Summer School.
  • A high school transcript is required and should be sent directly from the school registrar to the Brandeis Summer School.
  • The application requires a recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor. Applicants are asked to provide the name and email address of their recommender as a part of the application process. The recommendation is completed online and submitted directly to the Brandeis Summer School.

Financial Aid is not available for High School students.

Residential Precollege Programs

For those high school students seeking a more immersive, residential summer experience, please visit the Brandeis Office of Precollege Programs website.

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Preview our 2019 classes

Take a sneak peek at the a preliminary list of courses that the Brandeis Summer School plans to offer in Summer 2019. These courses are not guaranteed but the list is based on the best information we have at the moment. More courses will be added to our offerings in the coming weeks!

Online Summer Classes

If your summer plans take you away from Waltham, you can still earn Brandeis credits and continue your degree progress by taking an online summer course. Presented over 10-weeks in the summer, online courses give you the flexibility to balance your summer work, travel, family commitments and social life.