Summer Experiences at Washington University provide academically talented middle and high school students the opportunity to prepare for college success. We offer a variety of credit and noncredit programs.
In our High School Summer Scholars Program, students have the opportunity to enroll in courses for credit. Students live on campus, participate in college-readiness seminars, and attend a variety of weekend and evening social events.
The noncredit High School Summer Institutes explore a specialized interest, career, or major such as medicine, engineering, writing, and leadership. Institutes combine traditional class and lab curriculum with field trips, guest lectures, and hands-on activities. Students live on campus during the program.
The noncredit Middle School Summer Challenge is designed to expand students' critical thinking skills. Students in this program commute to campus each day. Course topics include math, history, writing, science and leadership.