Emory Summer College for High School Students

Emory Summer College is a nonresidential program in which exceptional high school students who have completed their sophomore or junior year may enroll in Emory undergraduate courses and earn college credit.

Credit students are expected to commute (use their own mode of transportation) to campus daily.  Out-of-state students will need to arrange accommodations locally with a friend or family member. Emory University does not provide any residential options.

Credit courses online are available. Click here for more information.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition is assessed per credit hour. Courses offered for high school students are either three or four credit hours.

Please view our tuition and fees page here.

Courtesy Scholarship

Dependants of Emory University employees may be eligible for the Courtesy Scholarship. The scholarship only applies to six-week credit courses.  Please click here for more information.

College 101

College 101 sessions are open to six-week students to attend as their schedule permits. Time is set aside most weekday afternoons for College 101. Presentations are 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. Below is a sample of what may be offered this summer:

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

Summer College Online!

Online courses are open to advanced high school students who demonstrate the ability to work independently, have previous experience and success in an online learning environment and are ready to engage in a challenging college-level experience with Emory undergraduates.

The following four online courses will be available in Summer College for high school students, with limited space available in each course.

1st Session: May 15 - June 23                                        2nd Session: June 26 - August 4

Religion 209: History of Religions in America                        Film 270: Introduction to Film Studies

Theater 100: Introduction to Theater                                   PSYC 210 Adult Abnormal Psychology

Emory College Online summer courses have required synchronous sessions every week.  Students must be available to sign into the course online during those times (noted as the course meeting times- all times listed are local to Atlanta).  During this class meeting time you will engage with your professor and classmates through discussion, small group exercises, and more to enhance your learning and understanding.  Each course also involves at least 3-4 hours of asynchronous course content per week (this is material that you access online on your own time weekly) in addition to standard amounts of readings and course assignments.  Students should plan accordingly.

Whether you have other summer obligations to work around or you wish to study from your hometown, Emory College Online summer courses may provide a flexible solution to your academic needs.  Students with a strong academic record and profile are encouraged to apply or to consult with our program about whether these courses might be a good fit for you.