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Summer Scholars Student Experience

Summer Scholars | Three-Week, Credit Program 

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    Learn remotely from distinguished University of Miami faculty in your field of interest, and study in classes that connect classroom ideas and interactive learning in one of our exciting summer college programs. This three-week, credit program is open to students completing grades 10 or 11. Courses are structured around lectures, open discussion, lab work and guest lecturers.

    Classes are remote and held daily, Monday through Friday. 

    Morning class:  9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

    Lunch: 1:00 - 2:0 p.m. EST

    Afternoon class:  1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EST

  • Coursework

    Students enrolled in college credit courses will be assigned coursework to complete outside of class during evenings and on weekends.

UM Academies | Two-week, Non-Credit Program 

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    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 remote and held daily, Monday through Friday.

    Morning class:  9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. EST

    Lunch: noon - 1:00 p.m. EST

    Afternoon class:  1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. EST

  • Coursework

    Students will have projects to prepare outside of class during evenings and on weekends.

Engage in Co-Curricular Activities with Our Campus Community

Co-curricular activities complement classroom learning and are a vital component of the Summer Scholars Program. Students will have many opportunities to engage in student development and social experiences outside the classroom. 

Students are invited to join evening activities Monday through Friday where they will connect with fellow Summer Scholars from around the globe, meet UM undergraduate students, and interact with University of Miami personnel. Students gain confidence in their ability to navigate collegiate life through a wide array of college preparation workshops and social programming.*

Mentorship Program

To promote student success every student is paired with a Summer Scholars Program staff mentor to provide student support and connect them with campus resources during their journey at the University of Miami.

Learning Communities 

Students are grouped in learning communities called academic tracks, which are cohorts of students who enroll in the same two courses, share common academic goals, and work collaboratively in and out of the classroom. Students form supportive friendships with their peers, as they learn, study and engage with the college community together.

College Preparation Webinars

  • University of Miami Undergraduate Admission Info Session and Admission Workshops 
  • Writing the College Essay
  • Learn to Navigate the Library and its Vast Resources

Campus Engagement

  • Undergrate Student Panels – Q&A
  • Virtual Campus Tour and UM Trivia hosted by a UM student campus tour guide
  • Preview UM Clubs and Student Organizations and interact with UM undergraduate students
  • Mindfulness Workshop with UM Lowe Art Gallery

Social Activities

  • Virtual Roommates
  • Games nights, movies, quiz bowls, study breaks and more

Parent Engagement with the University of Miami

  • UM Undergraduate Admission Info Session 
  • Navigating Financial Aid
*Sample of co-curricular programming. Programming is subject to change.