High School Students Interested in College Summer Courses
Brandeis Summer School offers advanced high school students the opportunity to experience select college courses online in the summer (use the filter at the top of the page to see the courses open to high school students). 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 online courses are part of the regular Brandeis curriculum and are often taught by the same instructors who teach them during the academic year. You'll be in small classes of approximately 10-20 students with undergraduates from Brandeis and other colleges and universities across the country.
For Summer 2021, we will invite applications from high school students who anticipate receiving a high school diploma in 2021 or 2022.
About Online Study for High School Students
Many of our 10-week asynchronous online courses are asynchronous and have no set meeting time, although occasionally a course may have a scheduled, virtual face-to-face meeting. We also offer 5-week “remote learning” courses that utilize Zoom and webcams to replicate the classroom experience.
All 10-week asynchronous online students are required to complete a no cost self-paced orientation course after they enroll in their course. There is no orientation required for 5-week “remote learning” classes.
Because online courses rely heavily on written communication with classmates and the instructor, strong English language skills are suggested.
The Application Process
To begin the application process, visiting students should complete a brief online form. The link to this form will be published here in mid-April 2021.
A high school transcript is required and should be sent directly from your high school school registrar to the Brandeis Summer School via email.
The online application requires applicants to provide the name and email address of a teacher or guidance counselor who is willing to provide a recommendation. Your recommender will receive a unique link to an online form where they can submit the recommendation directly to the Brandeis Summer School.
Financial Aid is not available for high school students.