Regis College is offering high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to earn six college credits this summer and experience living on a college campus. The university’s Summer Scholars Pre-college program includes two college-level courses over a five-week period which includes living in a residence hall for a week and experiencing excursions throughout the Boston area. The program begins on Monday, June 26 and concludes on Friday, July 28.

The courses offered this summer include The Interdependence of Healthcare Professional in the United States and Introduction to Leadership and Management. Both classes are taught by Regis faculty. Four weeks of the classes are offered online with the final week offered in-person. Assignments are designed to be flexible to accommodate students’ summer schedules. Upon successful completion of the Summer Scholars program, students earn a certificate of achievement and six college credits.

“Regis College’s Summer Scholars program is an excellent and affordable opportunity for students interested in attending college to experience college-level academics and the excitement of living on campus,” said Regis Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Mary Erina Driscoll, PhD “With the understanding that the program is designed for high school students, this pre-college program prepares students for college studies, meet new friends and get a head start on earning college credits. Summer Scholars is an excellent program for students interested in or considering attending college after high school.”

During the in-person phase of the program, students will enjoy off-campus excursions such as a service trip and visit to Faneuil Hall. On-campus programming will include events such as paint night, ice cream socials and other activities.

In addition to the courses, students receive personalized professional and academic advice from industry-leading professors. Students who have participated in the program have discovered new interests, major options, and career paths while beginning to prepare for the college admission process.

"Enrolling in the Summer Scholars Pre-college program opened my eyes to all of the components that college has to offer,” said Gianna Petkewich ’24. “I enrolled in two, three-credit college courses that counted toward the classes I needed to take for my major, so I was already ahead of my college career, academically and socially, from the start. Experiencing the college classroom, dining hall, and campus itself with strangers that turned into wonderful friendships was a confidence boost that college life was for me. Fortunately, my Summer Scholars group was full of amazing people who still keep in touch to this day."

Those interested are invited to apply at no later than Friday, May 12. Applicants must be a rising high school junior or senior by summer 2023. Materials needed for the application process include a high school transcript and letter of recommendation. The program costs include the six college credits, course e-books, housing and food, and off-campus guided excursions.