The Pre-College Experience


Are you interested in taking a six-week credit course? Emory Summer College is for you. Click here for more details.

The Emory Pre-College Program (noncredit) offers students an opportunity to preview the best of college life: from compelling non-credit 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 400 Pre-College students on the Emory campus.  Those students will be spread over three two-week sessions and one three-week session, with approximately 130 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 noncredit courses are residential and will live on campus in Hamilton-Holmes Hall and Turman Hall.



Emory Pre-College students may enroll in two-week noncredit courses or a three-week 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

Time is set aside during the afternoon most weekdays for College 101. Presentations are designed to help high school students prepare for their college admission process and beyond.  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. Below is a sample of what may be offered in 2019:

Writing College Essay Navigating Financial Aid Choosing a Major
Highly Selective Admissions Pre-Health Studies Information Resume Writing for your Admissions Application
Common App Intro  Admissions: Case Study

Extra and Co-Curricular Activities

for Non-Credit Students only

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:

Zumba nights Zoo Atlanta High Museum of Art Talent shows
Game Night Movie night World of Coca-Cola Carlos Museum 
Admissions Tour Carter Center Volunteer opportunities Georgia Aquarium
Braves Game Soccer   Basketball Tournament Centers for Disease Control (CDC) tour

Off-campus visits may also include Virginia Highlands, Decatur, Little Five Points, Lullwater, Piedmont Park, Dekalb Farmers' Market and/or Lenox Mall.

More information . . .

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!