Earn Up To Six College Credits, While in High School

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Program Dates

July 7-26, 2024

The Summer Scholars pre-college program at Regis is designed specifically for rising high school juniors and seniors to immerse themselves intellectually and socially in two academic courses as they prepare for the college experience.

Students spend three full weeks living on campus, meeting new friends, and taking two college level courses. Reading, Thinking and Writing (ENG 105) is required of all students. For the second elective course, students will choose from Introduction to Psychology (PS 203), Introduction to Sports Management (SMT 216), Introduction to Criminal Justice (CJ 100), or Interdependence of Health Care Professions in the U.S. (ID 230).

Social programming will include excursions in and around Boston. Outside of the coursework, students will engage in a Student Success Workshop, a series of hands-on workshops on applying to and preparing for college. Upon completing the program, students will receive a Certificate of Completion and an official Regis College Transcript reflecting their six earned credits.

Total cost
College credits
Full Residential Weeks (classes, housing and meals included)
Summer Scholars Overview

What is the Summer Scholars Pre-College Program?

Students in the Summer Scholars Program spend three weeks taking two introductory courses with our dynamic Regis faculty. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn a certificate of achievement and six college credits.

  • Complete and receive credit for two college courses taught by Regis College faculty.
  • Meet new friends and experience the excitement of college life while living on the beautiful Regis campus!
  • Enjoy exploring Boston and surrounding areas.
  • Participate in engaging workshops focused on the college application process, financial aid, study abroad, time management tools, scholarship opportunities, mental health strategies and more!

Summer Scholars 2024 Details

  • Courses

    ENG 105 Reading, Thinking, and Writing (Required)

    This course provides a workshop setting in which first-year students explore writing for learning and communication. The seminar focuses on the complementary skills of speaking, listening, responding, and reading and thinking critically. Emphasis in the workshop is on process, peer group work, and constant revision. Students produce a portfolio of writing for evaluation at the end of the semester, which includes critical and analytical nonfiction writing, as well as personal narrative. Conferences with instructors and writing assistants outside of class supplement in-class workshops. EN 105 (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for all literature and writing courses.

    In addition, students select one of the courses below:

    PS 203: Introduction to Psychology

    This course will explore the major theories, concepts, and fields in psychology. Biological, social, and psychological influences on thinking, feeling, and acting will be examined as the class discusses the application of psychology to real-life situations.

    SMT 216: Introduction to Sports Management

    This course is an overview of the foundations of sport management and the professions in physical education and sport. This course is designed to enable students to understand sport management as a field of academic study and professional application and assist them in applying relevant knowledge within various contexts.

    CJ 100: Introduction into Criminal Justice

    This course provides a general introduction to the study of the criminal justice system in the United States. Topics to be covered will include the nature and origins of crime, police work and law enforcement, court procedures and processes, corrections systems in the United States, probation, parole, and juvenile justice.

    ID 230 Interdependence of Health Care Professions in the U.S.

    This course examines the foundations of the present-day healthcare system in the United States and the roles of the different healthcare professions within it. The collaborative aspects of the healthcare professions along with trends and opportunities in the field will be addressed. Topics important to healthcare will be considered, including ethics, culture, professionalism, communication, and health disparities.

  • Important Program Dates and Deadlines

    • Application Open: January 2024
    • Priority Application Deadline: Apply by April 15, 2024
      • Apply by this date and save $200!
    • Final Application Deadline: May 15, 2024
    • Program Notification: Decisions will be released on a rolling basis beginning in late April 2024 and will continue until the program is full
    • Nonrefundable 50% Deposit: May 1, 2024, for priority applicants and June 1, 2024, for regular applicants
    • All Forms (Health, Housing, Student Conduct, etc.) Due: June 15, 2024
    • Full Tuition Due: June 1, 2024, for priority applicants and June 15, 2024, for regular applicants
    • Move In: July 7, 2024
    • Residential Program Experience: July 8 to 26, 2024
    • Program Completion, Certificate Ceremony, and Move Out: July 26, 2024
    • Minimum Enrollment Contingency: Acceptance into a student’s first choice elective is contingent upon courses reaching a minimum enrollment. Students are encouraged to select a second-choice elective if a course must be canceled due to under-enrollment.
  • Student Orientation

    Students accepted into the program will receive a link to a virtual orientation that will be held in advance of the start of the program.

  • Program Tuition

    The Regis College Summer Scholars Pre-College Program provides students with up to six transferable college credits*. Students can earn college credits while in high school.

    • Program Cost: Applications submitted before April 15, 2024, will receive a $200 discount. After April 15, 2024, the price will increase to $3,600.
    • To secure your spot in the program, a 50% non-refundable deposit is due by May 1, 2024, for priority applications and June 1, 2024, for all other applications.
    • Full tuition is due by June 1, 2024, for priority applications and June 15, 2024, for all other applications.
    • For students registering after June 15, 2024, payment in full will be due immediately.

    * Note that each college and university has specific transfer credit policies. Concerning Regis College, all credits earned through the Summer Scholars program count toward college credit, which could provide students and their families with considerable cost savings.

  • Student Success Workshop Topics

    Outside the coursework, students will engage in a Student Success Workshop. The workshop will consist of topics related to applying and preparing for college. In addition to college preparation, life skills topics will be interspersed.

    Regis College professional Student Success Coaches will lead engaging interactive conversations on a variety of the following topics:

    • Personal Finance Strategy
    • Self-Care and Stress Management
    • Finding Success Through Failure
    • Adulting 101: What it means when you turn 18 (health care, credit score, voting, banking, etc.)
    • Unpacking Perfectionism
    • Time Management for Success: Prioritization and goal setting for academic, extra-curricular and social life
    • Selecting the Right College
    • Paying for College and Applying for Financial Aid/FASFA
    • Writing the College Application Essay
    • Study Abroad Opportunities
    • Navigating and Applying for Scholarship Opportunities
    • Bringing your IEP to College
    • Neurodiversity in the classroom and workplace
    • How Colleges Read Applications
    • Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging: Designed to promote students’ understanding of and appreciation for diversity, inclusion and belonging.
  • Evening Events and Community Service

    Students will engage in academically challenging and enriching programs, which an array of extracurricular activities will complement throughout the program. Examples of possible local activities include:

    • On-campus:
      • Yoga and Meditation sessions
      • Tye-Dye shirts – wear to service project
      • Game night
      • Gym time - Pick-up Basketball, soccer, etc.
      • Movie Nights
      • Paint Nights
    • Downtown Boston:
      • Hatch Shell Concert
      • Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum
      • Museum of Science and Planetarium
      • Tour of the Citizen's Bank Opera House
      • Cirque du Soleil
      • Duck Tours
      • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
      • The Freedom Trail
      • Castle Island
      • Faneuil Hall
    • Surrounding Areas:
      • Worcester Red Sox Baseball Team
      • Mall/Movies in Natick
      • Beach Towns
      • Hiking Trails
      • Omni Theatre
    • Service Activities:
      • My Brother’s Keeper (Brockton)
      • Hope and Comfort (Needham)
      • Regis Children’s Center
      • Cake4Kids (Newton)
      • Brighton-Allston Food Pantry
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What are the application requirements?

    • Application requirements include:
    • Application: Coming January 2024; check back!
    • Students must be rising juniors or seniors in high school.
    • Transcript: An official or unofficial high school transcript is required for the initial review; an official transcript is required prior to enrollment.

    Are the courses credit-bearing?

    Yes! You can earn college credits through our Summer Scholars Program. Suppose you later choose to attend Regis College as an undergraduate student. In that case, your courses are automatically applied to your academic record. Note that each College and university has specific transfer credit policies. Regis is part of the Mass TransferBlock and a Northeast Council of Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (NECCUM) member. The College has Articulation Agreements* with a wide range of academic partners that allow students to continue their academic journey.

    * An articulation agreement is an official guarantee that classes completed at one school will be accepted when a student transfers to another school.

    Are the credits transferrable?

    You can transfer the credits earned through our Program to other Colleges and Universities. Transfers are subject to the credit policies of other institutions. You can request your official Regis transcripts online through the Office of the Registrar.

    Will I have homework outside of class?

    Accelerated programs, such as the Summer Scholars Pre-College Program, are rigorous and are meant to give students a taste of college academics. All students can expect some work outside of class hours, typically working with peers on group projects. Study time is built into the student's schedule.

    Is financial aid available?

    Unfortunately, federal and institutional policies limit financial assistance to students enrolled in degree programs.

    Will I get a Regis Email address assigned to me when accepted into the Summer Scholar’s Program?

    Yes! You will be assigned a student email and ID number as you are enrolled in courses. All university emails will go to your Regis email address. Students must read their Regis College email since this is the primary way the university, your professors, and staff will send you information about your registration, classes, programs, and payment.

    What does the Summer Scholars Program cost include?

    The program tuition includes two courses (six college credits), the Student Success Workshop, course materials, housing, meals, and social activities.

    What types of activities occur on the evenings and weekends?

    Previous social activities have included exploring Boston neighborhoods, trivia nights, paint nights, community service outings, attending a Red Sox game, evening harbor cruise, and more.

    What can I expect for meals?

    Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided during the Program; the cost is included in the program fee. Meals may vary, consisting of dining hall options, grab-and-go totes, and catered events.

    Allergies and dietary restrictions will be accommodated whenever possible. Regis College, minus peanut butter packets, is nut-free in the main dining hall.

    Students are welcome to bring food and snacks during their residential stay.

    Is there air conditioning in the residence halls?

    Yes! Regardless of which building you are assigned to, air-conditioned accommodation is provided.

    Does Regis offer payment plans?

    There is no formal payment plan, but if you need additional time to submit payment, please get in touch with summerscholars@regiscollege.edu and our office will review needs on a case-by-case basis.

    Are International Students allowed to apply?

    Yes! Although we do not sponsor student visas for the Summer Scholars Pre-College Program, we welcome all international students to apply as long as they can be present during the Program.

  • Refund Schedule

    The 50% tuition deposit is non-refundable; refund requests for the final balance will be honored through June 22, 2024. No refunds are possible after June 22, 2024.

    Regis College reserves the right to withdraw a student from this program at any time for poor academic performance or behavior-related misconduct. Students dismissed from any session for disciplinary or academic reasons will not be issued a tuition refund.