Want to Learn More About the Summer Scholars Program?
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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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
* 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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
Unfortunately, federal and institutional policies limit financial assistance to students enrolled in degree programs.
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.
The program tuition includes two courses (six college credits), the Student Success Workshop, course materials, housing, meals, and social activities.
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.
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.
Yes! Regardless of which building you are assigned to, air-conditioned accommodation is provided.
There is no formal payment plan, but if you need additional time to submit payment, please get in touch with email@example.com and our office will review needs on a case-by-case basis.
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.
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.