Coronavirus (COVID-19): Wesleyan University is planning to hold scheduled summer courses on campus; we are working on online versions of these courses if that is not possible.

Wesleyan PreCollege Study  

College Credit Program for High School Students

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Ready to experience college life?

Are you wondering if a small, highly-selective liberal arts college is the right fit for you? Find out this summer with PreCollege Study at Wesleyan University. A program of Wesleyan's undergraduate summer term, PreCollege Study offers a month-long residential immersion program that includes college credit courses, for college-bound high school students eager to gain an academic edge. Commuting high school students are also encouraged to apply. 

Residential Scholars

Wesleyan University offers a special college immersion opportunity for a select group of students during Summer Session II, from June 29 through July 28 (PreCollege students arrive Saturday June 27; classes begin Monday June 29). Wesleyan PreCollege Residential Scholars take an intensive writing course and an elective course in their area of interest. Beyond the classroom, students can participate in Social Justice Leadership training and benefit from faculty mentorship. You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting our Residential Scholars page. 

Local Scholars

Students who live locally can take a course or two during Summer Session I and/or Summer Session II. Courses meet daily and the homework expectation is high, so it is essential that students are able to attend all class meetings. Visit our Local Students page to learn more about PreCollege Study for commuters.



The Center for Creative Youth (CCY), a 4-week pre-college residential program in the arts for students ages 14-18.

FOCUS on Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Musical Theater, or Creative Writing
EXPLORE new art forms in master class workshops with visiting artists
CONNECT to a community of young artists from across the U.S. and abroad
CHALLENGE yourself to discover your artistic voice

CCY students may opt to take one summer Session course for credit as part of their CCY experience.

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