Remote Programs

Academic Year Remote Programs
Summer Remote Programs
We are committed to providing our Pre-College students with an engaging and interactive remote learning experience. The remote experience will provide high school students the opportunity to explore their academic interests, while maintaining the academic quality standards of the University. In addition, students will be presented with opportunities to engage with the University community.  

Pre-College Academic Year Program

Through the Pre-College Academic Year program, high schoolers will prepare for the college experience through engaging undergraduate courses in a remote format. Courses are for college credit and open to high school students in grades 10, 11, or 12.

Fall 2023

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  • ARC 294 Introduction to the Development of Architecture – 3 Credit Hours

    ARC 294 Introduction to the Development of Architecture – 3 Credit Hours. Remote Instruction.

    This course is designed for students interested in architectural history and theory yet pursuing majors outside of the formal study of architecture. As such, the content in this course is more diverse than a more traditionally formatted Introduction to Architecture class might be. The course material will primarily be delivered by two distinct methods: Lectures and small discussion groups. The lectures will cover a range of topics including fundamental lessons important to understanding the development of architecture, related to time, place and culture. In these instances, practical experiences and applied research will be shared, offering a broader demonstration of the circumstantial relationship between architecture and related fields of study. The discussions and assignments will give students an opportunity to reinforce their understanding of the content delivered in the lectures. All students will be evaluated based on their ability to comprehend course content and demonstrate an ability to relate it to a broader societal context. This can be achieved through class participation, exercises as well as final presentation.

    School of Architecture | Instructor(s): Yasmine Zeghar

    Please note, courses are subject to change. UM reserves the right to limit enrollment, and/or cancel any course.

  • Course Schedule: Saturday, August 26 - Saturday, December 2, 2023 

    This course will meet remotely over 14 Saturdays from August 26 to December 2, 2023 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. EST.

    Attendance is mandatory and will count toward the student's participation grade. The course will meet on the following dates:

    • August 26
    • September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    • October 7, 14, 21 28
    • November* 4, 11, 18
    • December 2

    *Please note, class will not be held on Saturday, November 25 during Thanksgiving Recess.

  • Eligibility

    Students must be a sophomore, junior, or senior in high school, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and submit the following supplemental application materials:

    1. High school transcript(s)
    2. High school counselor form: Provide your high school counselor's name and email on the application, then we will email the form directly to your counselor.
    3. A letter of permission from a parent stating student can enroll in the course. Include the semester and year (email

  • Application Process

  • Academic Year Tuition and Fees

    Academic Year Remote Program:  $3,393 (tuition: $3,332 + program fees: $61). Instructional materials are not included. Students are required to purchase textbooks and course materials. 

UM Academies Remote | Two-Week Non-Credit Program (Summer only)

The UM Academies provide immersive academic programs open to students who are currently in grade 9, 10, or 11 (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors). Students select one course (non-credit) to study over the two-week session. Courses meet both morning and afternoon in an engaging, experiential academic setting.  Classes are held daily, Monday through Friday. Morning session is from 9:30 a.m. - noon. EST and afternoon session is from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST.

Program Dates
Saturday, July 1 - Friday, July 11, 2023


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  • Business Academy: A Crash Course in Entrepreneurship (Non-Credit)

    SSA 103. Business Academy – An Entrepreneurship Crash Course. Non-Credit. Remote Instruction.
    This course is designed to expose students to the world of entrepreneurship, understand the fundamentals of business, and explore the ideas around startups. 

    Students will learn the core concepts of design thinking, problem identification, innovation, customer development and best practices for problem solving. Guided by in-house and community experts, students will engage in project-based, experiential learning.  

    Students will also be trained on project management and exposed to cutting-edge digital tools to help students organize their ventures, prototype solutions and market their ideas. Students will be able to walk away with a skillset and mindset that will benefit their critical thinking in any professional area or career. 

    Instructor(s): Samantha Palmer-Shields

    Maximum enrollment: 25 


    Please note, courses are subject to change. UM reserves the right to limit enrollment, and/or cancel any course.

Please check back for the latest remote course offerings.

Students and Parents Share their Experiences with the Summer Scholars Remote Program!

"One thing i noticed that was different in this program than my typical classes was the instructors. Their style of teaching seemed a little more personable than I was used to which I appreciated during the program since the topic wasn’t what you typically get access to learn in high school. Also, the way the course was run left me feeling as if I got a sneak peek into what a college course at the University of Miami would be like which only got me more excited to apply and hopefully soon be a student at the school. Personally I’m interested in the world of entrepreneurship so this class was an eye-opener to what actually goes into the process of launching your own business. "

Alexa C. | Business Academy: An Entrepreneurship Crash Course | Student | California | 2022 

This program taught me that in college you will meet all sorts of people from all different backgrounds. It taught me to take advantage of all the resources given to you and that dorms are one of the best places to socialize. It also taught me that I am well prepared for college. As a rising senior, I was worried leaving home and my family would be difficult, but the summer scholars program showed me that college life is full of opportunities and fun. The three weeks really flew by, and I truly made lifelong friends. 

Emma V. | Cancer Biology: Treatment, Management, and Prevention | Student | Ohio | 2022 

This program truly made me excited to begin my college experience. I don’t think I could’ve asked for a better 3 weeks whether it’s interacting with new people or experiencing new things. I had so much fun, and I cannot wait to begin my actual college journey hopefully at UM. I truly fell in love with the school.

Ariella S. | Sports Medicine: Athletic Performance and Injury Management | Student | New York | 2022

 Going into the program I was extremely nervous, but I met new friends that I think will be around forever. My CA was my best friend there and spent so much time with us. The entire program was so Welcoming. We got to experience the college life and get a view on how lectures, labs etc. and would go. I think if the program has something you’d enjoy go for it. the experience is  great!

Emma P. | Tropical Marine Biology | Student | Indiana | 2022

"It was an amazing experience! I was truly able to see what college life is like even though we had to go remote. I have met lifelong friends and for that I am forever thankful."
Polina L. | Neuroscience & Public Health | Student | New Jersey | 2020 Remote Program

"The University of Miami Summer Scholars Program lived up to its reputation and provided an incredible experience for my rising senior to understand college life and to have a foundational understanding of a career in architecture. I strongly endorse this program and will recommend it to others."
Adam G. | Explorations in Architecture 
| Parent | New Jersey | 2020 Remote Program 

"The Summer Scholars Program gave me the opportunity to see first hand what college life is like at UM. I learned how to manage my time, develop good relationships with professors, take any opportunity that came my way, and so much more. It gave me a look into what my future would look like in the marine biology field during and after college. Because of the program, I fell in love with what the University of Miami has to offer."
Julia B. | Tropical Marine Biology with Shark Ecology & Conservation 
| Student | Illinois | 2020 Remote Program  

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