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The Pre-College Program

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. 


The Size

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 and one three-week session, with approximately 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 professors and residence life staff and that they get to know most of the other pre-college students.  Around 90% of the students enrolled in the non-credit courses are residential and will live on campus in Dobbs Hall.


Emory Pre-College students may enroll in two-week non-credit courses, six-week credit courses or an institute. Click here for full course listings and descriptions. You may also learn more about the Emory faculty offering courses in the Pre-College Program by clicking on their names or by clicking here.  View important dates and deadlines through the link on the left.

College 101

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. This is a sample of what we have offered in the past:

Writing College Essay Navigating Financial Aid Admissions: Case Study
Highly Selective Admissions College Search Study Abroad
Diversity Pre-Health Information Choosing a Major
Common App Intro Maintaining Balance

Extra and Co-Curricular Activities

Beyond these components of the Emory Pre-College experience, students will have the opportunity to explore Atlanta and the attractions the city has to offer, and to enjoy residence life and extra-curricular activities organized by the Residence Life staff.  Some activities offered in the past have been:
 World of Coca-Cola Zoo Atlanta High Museum of Art Centers for Disease Control (CDC) tour
Game Night Movie night Carter Center Carlos Museum 
Admissions Tour Volunteer opportunities Zumba nights Georgia Aquarium
Braves Game Soccer Basketball Tournament Talent shows


Visits to Virginia Highlands, Decatur, Little Five Points, Lullwater, Piedmont Park, Dekalb Farmers’ Market, Lenox Mall          

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!