Pre-College Programs

Duke Pre-College Programs provide rigorous learning experiences to academically-motivated, intellectually curious high school students. Our diverse selection of enrichment courses are designed to bring the Duke experience to 9th-12th graders through trailblazing topics featuring Duke guest speakers, researchers, and resources. We offer courses across the curriculum with schedules that meet the needs of participants: from month-long online courses throughout the traditional school year to two and three-week online summer courses. Duke Pre-College courses prepare students for postsecondary success by enhancing their effective presentation skills, collaboration, and creative problem-solving while they experience advanced content not typically found in the high school curriculum. Read more about our courses to discover how you can have an unforgettable experience at Duke University.


  • February 8 – March 3, 2021
  • April 12 – May 5, 2021

Online enrichment courses. Synchronous sessions Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (EST).

Blue Devil Connections

  • Session I: June 14 – June 25, 2021

Two-week online enrichment program. Synchronous sessions Monday – Friday. Select from morning or afternoon (EST) course sections.

Three-Week Online Program

  • Session II: June 28 – July 16, 2021
  • Session III: July 19 – August 6, 2021

Three-week online enrichment program. Synchronous sessions Monday – Friday. Choose from morning or afternoon (EST) course sections.

In addition to the synchronous times, students might incur up to two hours of outside activities each day, though some days will have less – this would include the time between the synchronous sessions. Asynchronous learning engagements may include: reading an article, listening to a podcast or viewing a piece of media, writing a response in an online forum, creating an audio recorded response, or another type of academic activity.