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Pre-College Experience

The Emory Pre-College Program offers students an opportunity to preview the best of college life: from compelling courses taught by renowned faculty to life on a vibrant campus, from becoming an active participant in the university, local, and global communities to developing friendships with other students from around the world.  Emory Pre-College students will experience a challenging college-level academic course, but they will also gain exposure to other academic disciplines, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, and residential college life. 


All Pre-College students will participate in College 101 afternoon sessions designed to help high school students prepare for their college experience.  Coupled with their academic work, College 101 programs will help equip students to understand and prioritize what to look for in a college and to hit the ground running when they do arrive at their college of choice. 

Beyond these components of the Emory Pre-College experience, students will also have the opportunity to explore Atlanta and the attractions the city has to offer and to enjoy dorm life and extra-curricular activities organized by the Residence Life staff. 

This summer we expect to have around 300 Pre-College students on the Emory campus.  Those students will be spread over three two-week sessions, so there will be about 100 students enrolled in the Pre-College Program at any given time.  The relatively small size of our program ensures that students receive personal attention from both their professors and the residence life staff and that they get to know most of the other pre-college students.  Around 90% of the students enrolled in two-week courses are residential and will live on campus in Dobbs Hall. 

Navigate the buttons on the left side of the page to find out more about student life during the Pre-College Program - both on campus and in the exciting city of Atlanta. Don't forget to watch the video!