Enroll in an intensive pre-college course, designed to challenge and engage high-achieving students in a supportive environment.

  • Choose from over 70 courses in a dozen subject areas.
  • Study alongside a cohort of like-minded students from all over the world.
  • Experience college life while discovering one of the world's great cities.
  • Attend college success events to prepare for the academic rigors of university life.
  • Earn a Columbia University Certification of Participation and an instructor evaluation.

"I took a course that I absolutely loved; I made new friends from around the world; and I had access to a sprawling campus in the heart of a beautiful city.”
– Lena K. | Brooklyn, New York

Program highlights
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Over 70 Courses to Choose From

Choose from over 70 courses in a dozen subject areas, ranging from neuroscience to understanding blockchain, taught by experts in those fields.

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Columbia University in New York City

Experience college life in the Ivy League while enjoying the vibrancy of New York City.


Learn From World-Class Experts and Researchers

Students are encouraged to think independently, critically, and creatively. Instructors aim to provide students the ability to think with both open-mindedness and precision about complex and challenging material.

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College Preparedness

Attend events in the form of seminars, workshops, and lectures to prepare for the college application process and the academic rigors of university life.

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Engaging Activities

Choose from a wide variety of daily activities that include lectures by our prestigious faculty, college prep workshops, excursions around the city, community building activities, and health & wellness programming.

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A Global Community of Scholars

Study alongside a cohort of high-achieving students from over 70 countries and 45 states.

The program is open to students entering grades 9 through 12 or freshman year of college in the fall. Students must be currently enrolled in school upon applying.