The sky’s the limit at Brandeis University!

Brandeis Precollege offers compelling programs for bright, curious teens -- explore a passion, earn credit, compete for a research fellowship, or experience campus life.  Join us! Whether you’re interested in learning about health, computer science, racial justice or Judaism -- we’re here for you! Be part of a vibrant community that offers a real taste of college life– lectures, discussion sessions, guest speakers, work with Teaching Assistants – and more.


  • Experience what’s it’s like to work with Brandeis faculty and staff while you’re still in high school
  • Suitable for high school students – rising freshmen and up – so students can explore a new area of interest, or dive deep into a passion
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion from Brandeis University
  • Have the application fee waived if a student later decides to apply to Brandeis University Undergraduate Admissions


Join the Brandeis community!

Why Brandeis?

As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries. Our 235-acre campus is located in Waltham, a hub for higher education and innovation. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, and as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious, and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. At Brandeis, you will discover a community rooted in purpose, guided by our founding values, poised to lead in education and research in the 21st century.


While Brandeis University’s Undergraduate Admissions does not favor those who participate in Brandeis Precollege programs in its admissions decisions, it does consider all extracurricular and summertime activities in students’ applications – including academically challenging programs like our Precollege programs, paid employment, internships, volunteerism and more.