Summer Scholars Program

"I loved earning six college credits and gaining valuable time management skills. I had an amazing time, and I know others will too."

Michael D., Summer Scholars Graduate from Illinois

College for high school students

Precollege at the University of Miami provides an exciting opportunity for current high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to explore their academic passions while diving into the college experience and campus life.

Many high school students are anxious or unsure about which colleges to apply to, let alone what major to pursue. Participating in a Precollege summer program, like the Summer Scholars Program or UM Academies, allows students to try out possible majors and career paths. We offer two options to fit the needs of your high schooler: the three-week, credit-bearing Summer Scholars Program or the two-week, non-credit UM Academies. Both experiences enable students to concentrate on the subject area they are most interested in and develop friendships with other high-achieving high school students worldwide.


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Program Benefits

Choose from a variety of academic areas taught by distinguished University of Miami faculty

Explore an immersive college experience with enrichment activities and campus living

Earn six college credits in the Summer Scholars Program or experience our immersive, non-credit UM Academies

Take classes with high school peers from across the United States and abroad

Receive a tuition savings of more than half the standard undergrad cost per credit*

Stand out on college applications by building confidence in your time management and critical thinking skills

*Based on the University's 2021-2022 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees Rate.

At A Glance

Summer Scholars | Three-Week, Credit: From Sunday, July 3, 2022 to Friday, July 22, 2022

UM Academies | Two-Week, Non-Credit: From Sunday, July 3, 2022 to Friday, July 15, 2022

Individuals should be self-motivated and prepared to study an academic discipline in a rigorous scholarly program, while earning college credit.

Requirements:

✓ Completed sophomore or junior year of high school
✓ Grade point average of at least 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale)
✓ Teacher recommendation
✓ Guidance counselor recommendation
✓ Official high school transcript(s)
✓ Personal essays

For more information, call 305-284-4000 to speak with an enrollment advisor.

Students will experience immersive academic courses and college culture.

Requirements:

✓ Completed freshman, sophomore, or junior year of high school
✓ Grade point average of at least 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale)
✓ Teacher recommendation letter
✓ Guidance counselor recommendation letter
✓ Official high school transcript(s)
✓ Personal essays

For more information, call 305-284-4000 to speak with an enrollment advisor.

If your native language is not English, applicants are required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score with your application. Applicants must meet the University's English proficiency requirements to be eligible for the Summer Scholars Program.

Applicants admitted to the two-week, non-credit option (UM Academies) will also need to provide their TOEFL or IELTS score.

For more information, call 305-284-4000 to speak with an enrollment advisor.

Summer Scholars (Three-Week, Credit-Bearing):

$8,850 (tuition ($6,565) + program fees ($2,285))

UM Academies (Two-Week, Non-Credit):

$5,100 (tuition ($3,552) + program fees ($1,548))

Tuition remission is available for eligible University of Miami employees for the three-week Summer Scholars Program. The benefit is applied to the tuition portion ($6,565) of Tuition and Fees; tuition remission does not cover program fees. The Employee Tuition Remission Benefit does not apply to the two-week UM Academies.

Interested employees are encouraged to contact the Employee Benefits Office at 305-284-3004 for specific questions about eligibility.

Please note: If a student is eligible for multiple forms of financial assistance, then the student will be considered for only one form of financial assistance based on eligibility.

Please note, fees are subject to change.

For more information, call 305-284-4000 to speak with an enrollment advisor.

Limited scholarship funding is available to eligible applicants applying to the Summer Scholars Program's three-week, credit-bearing option. Scholarship applications are due by March 1.

Please note, financial aid is not available for the Summer Scholars Program.

This program is offered through the Division of Continuing and International Education at the University of Miami. The Division aims to empower people to reach their full potential through lifelong and lifewide learning. With more than 70 credit and non-credit programs available, the Division focuses on creating continuous learning experiences that transform individuals, organizations, and entire communities. For more information, visit dcie.miami.edu and connect with the Division on Facebook and Twitter.