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Summer Scholars Program

Two- and Three-Week Sessions: July 4 - July 24, 2020
College for High School Students

Latest information on COVID-19

As part of the University of Miami’s proactive response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to prioritize the health and safety of our community and the broader communities we serve, the Summer Scholars Program and the UM Academies will be offered in a remote format in summer 2020. This decision was made to reduce the potential spread of the coronavirus and guided by the recommendations of leading health officials.

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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.

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 Healthcare Academy.

Saturday, July 4 -Friday, July 17, 2020 | 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 >

Countdown to Summer Scholars 2020 Remote Program