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Northwestern Pre-College Summer Programs

Experience Northwestern This Summer

Northwestern University offers a range of summer programs for pre-college students.

Which program is right for you?

College Prep

College Preparation Program

Experience college life this summer in Northwestern’s College Prep Program. Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors can take courses for college credit or choose from two-week e FOCUS seminars in a range of topics.

The 2021 session will be held online.

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College Bridge Program

College Bridge Program

Offered in partnership with the Chicago Public Schools, 25 CPS juniors enroll in courses as part of the Northwestern Summer Session. Students earn credit and experience learning on a college campus — a terrific head start for any student preparing for college.

The 2021 session will be held online.

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Northwestern High School Coding Camp

High School Coding Camp

Students in this three-week, front end coding immersion will learn in-demand browser-based technologies through a challenging and engaging curriculum including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and jQuery. 

Daytime, live remote classes are offered this summer.

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Other summer programs for high school students

National High School Institute (Cherubs)
NHSI has five divisions: Debate, Speech, 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 Cherubs 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.
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