Pre-College Programs

Coming Soon: Pre-College Programs. Applications Open January 31.

Duke Pre-College Programs provide academically motivated middle and high school students with rigorous learning experiences. Building on the legacy of Duke University programs, including Youth Programs and the Talent Identification Program (TIP), Duke Pre-College Programs inspire and challenge the next generation of problem-solvers. Our diverse selection of courses is designed to bring the Duke experience to 6th-12th graders through cutting-edge topics featuring Duke guest speakers, researchers, and resources.

Duke Pre-College Programs offer courses from across the curriculum with schedules that meet the needs of students and their families: from month-long online courses throughout the traditional high school year to one and two-week residential, hybrid, and online summer courses. Duke Pre-College Programs support students’ success by enhancing their presentation skills, collaboration, and creative problem-solving while they experience advanced content not typically found in middle and high school curricula. Course offerings include subjects like econometrics, engineering, law, medical sciences, psychology, and many more! Read about our past course offerings to discover how you can have an unforgettable experience at Duke University.

Summer 2022 Duke Pre-College Programs will include many in-person course options! More information about our 2022 course offerings will be available later this fall. We will offer courses in the following formats:

Residential 2022

Middle and High School Course Options

Want to spend two weeks on Duke University’s stunning campus while you study a groundbreaking topic? In Duke Pre-College’s 2022 Residential Program, you will enjoy an unforgettable two-week residential and academic experience. Live in a Duke dormitory, eat in world-class dining facilities, and visit significant locations throughout campus. Experience life at Duke University!

*Commuter options will be available for middle school students participating in a residential program.

Pre-College Labs 2022

Middle and High School Course Options

Do you enjoy hands-on experiences that encourage you to go “behind-the-scenes” to investigate and experiment? Enjoy a first-hand look at Duke University’s cutting-edge facilities in Duke Pre-College Programs one-week residential labs. Study a topic through active, hands-on learning while living on Duke University’s beautiful campus during an intensive week of discovery and innovation.

*Commuter options will be available for middle school students participating in a Pre-College Lab.

Hybrid 2022

High School Course Options

Do you enjoy the flexibility of online learning as well as the excitement of a residential learning experience? Duke Pre-College’s Hybrid Program provides one week of synchronous and asynchronous online learning and one week immersed in the residential and academic life of Duke University! Enjoy the best of both learning experiences in Duke Pre-College’s Hybrid Program.

Online 2022

High School Course Options

Enjoy the Duke experience from home in Duke’s Online Program. Study a topic of interest and connect with a global network of peers. Daily lessons will include both synchronous and asynchronous sessions. Experience live Zoom meetings with your instructors and like-minded students. Take part in active small and whole group activities while enjoying the flexibility of online learning in Duke Pre-College’s Online Program.

Commuter & Online-Only for Credit 2022

High School Course Options

Qualified high school students may take Duke University undergraduate courses for credit in our commuter or online courses. More information will be available on the Duke Summer Session website.