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Summer Session

Programs for High School Students

High school students can get a taste of Northwestern academics and athletics through the College Preparation Program, Center for Talent Development, National High School Institute, Wildcat Sports Camps and more.

Summer Programs for High School Students

College Preparation Program
Experience college life at Northwestern University this summer in the College Prep Program. High school sophomores and juniors can take undergraduate courses for college credit, or enroll in a two-week IN FOCUS seminar in a special topic area.

EducationUSA Academy

International students can improve their English competency and become more familiar with the U.S. higher education system, academic culture, campus life, and application processes for admission to U.S. colleges and universities. Students should be current high school students from 15 to 17 years of age,reside outside the United States and be a citizen of a country other than the United States (U.S. citizens are not eligible) and be a non-native English speaker with at least intermediate-level English.

College Bridge Program

A select group of high school juniors from Chicago Public Schools are admitted to this program each summer. Each participant may enroll in one undergraduate Summer Session course, for which he or she receives college credit.

National High School Institute (Cherubs)
NHSI has five divisions: Debate, Speech, Journalism, Film & Video Production, and Theater Arts. Students gain practical college-level experience in their chosen field; interact closely with outstanding faculty; tackle new social and intellectual challenges; and experience campus life with other exceptional high school students.

Medill-Northwestern Journalism Institute
This in-depth, five-week program is designed for students who have just finished their junior year of high school and wish to become better writers and editors for print, online and broadcast. Enrollment is limited to 84 and students typically come from as many as 25 states and abroad. Teachers are top-notch practitioners and distinguished Northwestern faculty.

The Center for Talent Development
CTD offers enrichment programs for academically talented students from PreK through grade 12, facilitating high achievement, self-confidence and a love of learning among participants.

Wildcat Sports Camps
Run by many of the top intercollegiate coaches in the country, Wildcat Sports Camps provide a fun and exciting learning environment for youth of all ages. Campers have the opportunity to learn more about their sport, improve skills and receive guidance from coaches and student athletes alike.