Pre-college Programs

Intensive programs for academically exceptional students
Prepare for the college experience through exploratory coursework and connect with the Columbia University community over ten weekends this fall and spring.
Saturdays & Sundays
Fall: Sep. 24–Dec. 4, 2022
Spring: Jan. 21–Mar. 26, 2023
For students currently in grades 9–12
Earn college credit and advance your college preparation with advanced coursework taught alongside current Columbia University students.
Summer: May 23–Aug. 12 2022
Fall: Sep. 6–Dec. 23, 2022
Spring: Jan. 17–May 12, 2023
For students in grades 11 or 12
Engage in a rich and demanding academic experience on Columbia's tranquil campus, in the heart of New York City.
Summer Session 1: Jun. 27–Jul. 15, 2022
Summer Session 2: Jul. 19–Aug. 5, 2022
Summer Session 3: Aug. 8–12, 2022
For students entering grades 9–12 or freshman year
Dive into the Ivy League experience with Columbia’s world-class instructors and a rigorous and collaborative online experience.
Summer Session 1: Jul. 5–15, 2022
Summer Session 2: Jul. 18–29, 2022
Summer Session 3: Aug. 1–5, 2022
For students currently in grades 9–12
Students will convene in Castleton, Vermont to mobilize action, drive impact, and effect change in response to our warming planet. 
Summer Session I: Jun. 26–Jul. 8, 2022
Summer Session II: Jul. 10–Jul. 22, 2022
For students entering grades 9–12 across the United States
Gain computer programming and problem-solving skills in this three-week program taught online by leading coding experts.
Fall: Sept 20.–Dec. 8, 2021
For learners currently in grades 9–12
Educational conferences, idea exchanges, textbooks, critiques and award programs for student journalists.
Summer Journalism Workshop (online): Jun. 20–Jul. 29, 2022
For student journalists and their faculty advisors