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Summer Scholars Program

Two- and Three-Week Sessions: July 4 - July 23, 2021
College for High School Students

Summer Scholars | Three-week Credit Program

The University of Miami Summer Scholars Program provides an exciting opportunity for current high school sophomores and juniors to explore their academic passions and experience what it's like to be a college student. This unique three-week precollege program allows students to earn college credit, interact with world class professors, make lasting friendships and grow as independent thinkers.

Sunday July 4 - Friday July 23, 2021 | Read more >

Preview College Life

"This program was the best three weeks of my life! I met amazing students from around the world and discovered that we share the same interests. I loved earning six credits in the major I want to pursue, and I gained valuable time management skills that I use every day. I had an amazing time, and I know others will too."
Summer Scholars Student | Michael D. | Illinois

UM Academies | 2-Week Courses

The Summer Scholars UM Academies offer two-week, non-credit enrichment courses for high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Get up close and personal with sharks in our Shark Research Academy in partnership with the University of Miami's Shark Research & Conservation Team; learn from entrepreneurs and bring your business ideas to life in the Business & Entrepreneurship Academy; or interact with practicing healthcare professionals, scientific researchers and medical school students to gain insight into a medical career in the Health Care Academy.

Sunday July 4 -Friday July 16, 2021 | Read more >
shark lab
Participate in shark research and conservation

A Taste of 'Cane Life

“It was probably the greatest three weeks of my life!” says the New Yorker. “The level of responsibility I was given made me feel like an adult. It made me feel like I was already a part of the University of Miami community.” Zachary D. | Read more >

Discovering My Passion for Marine Science

“How my time as a UM Summer Scholar in the Tropical Marine Biology program has prepared me for college life, and a future career as a scientist.” Madison Z. | Read more >

Priority Application Deadline | December 1

Apply by December 1 and use waiver code SSPDEC1 for 50% off the application fee.* Students are encouraged to apply early in order to reserve space in their preferred program. 

*Applicant must enter the code at the time of application submission in the "Waiver Code" section on page 5 of the application. Waiver code expires 11:59 PM on December 1. With waiver code, the application fee is reduced from $75 to $37.50. Tuition and fees information>