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One of the best ways to prepare for college is to get a taste of college life and academics. Take this opportunity to explore different subjects or get a head start on the major of your dreams. The College Prep Program offers undergraduate courses, both online and in person, for college credit taught by Northwestern faculty and instructors who assume the same level of commitment and involvement from you that they do from college students. The expectations are high, the rewards are long-lasting.

I chose this program to study on Northwestern’s campus and to see what it is like to be a college student, taking classes, meeting new people, etc. I love the friends that I made and the experience as a whole.”

Gabrielle Gracias, former College Prep student


Read what some of last year's College Prep students thought about the online experience.

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COVID-19 and Campus Updates  

As many of our credit courses plan to be on campus for summer 2023, Northwestern’s College Prep Program is committed to protecting the health of our community while students experience what it’s like to take college courses in person, live on campus, and participate in impactful activities. Students enrolled in a class for credit that is held in person are required to abide by all university Covid-19 protocol, including potential vaccination requirements. 

Find information on Northwestern’s current status and our COVID-19 response. 

The current College Prep Covid-19 policy is as follows and is subject to change at the discretion of the program/University: 

  • requires students to upload proof of a negative COVID test taken within 72-hours of their arrival. At-home self-administered test results will be accepted for pre-arrival proof of a negative test.  

Refund Policy: (a) if a student tests positive within the 72 hours prior to arriving to campus, they will be offered a class in a later session or online if available or withdraw from the program and receive a full refund including deposit, housing, dining, program fee, and (b) if student is required to leave the program due to COVID, they will receive a pro-rated tuition refund based on the standard refund schedule (deposit and housing/dining/program fee is non-refundable). We will not reimburse travel expenses. 

If COVID-19 circumstances change, the modality of credit courses may change to an online format.  


Summer 2023 Credit Courses

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