Parent Information

Welcome to the Parent Information page!  We look forward to working with you to prepare your student for a compelling, academic experience.  Our program creates opportunities for your student to make enduring friendships across the country and the world. 

We understand that parents/guardians have their own set of questions. This page is specifically to address those questions and concerns. 

Financial Aid/Scholarships

Partial Scholarships are available.  For more information and the financial aid application, please visit our Financial Aid page.


Once the student is accepted to the program, the $350 non-refundable deposit secures enrollment and counts towards the total cost of the program.

Deposit instructions

Bill Pay Information

Beginning in early April, your tuition and fees charges will post to your OPUS student account, after you are enrolled.  All of the charges will not post at the same time. Be sure to check your account periodically for updated balance information.

Bill Pay instructions

Please review your student account in OPUS. All tuition and fees must be paid in full prior to the start of your Pre-College Program session.

ALL TUITION AND FEES MUST BE PAID IN FULL to avoid late fees and interest charges.

Emory University does NOT accept credit cards to pay your bill nor will you receive a bill.

Important Contact Numbers

Here is a list of numbers that students or parents might need during the Pre-College Program.  Please try to determine which number to use based on your question or issue. 

Department Purpose Phone Number

Pre-College Admin Office - Admitted Students: Deposit payment, Financial Aid

Students with last name A - L 404-727-9279
Pre-College Admin Office - Admitted Students: Deposit payment, Financial Aid Students with last name M - Z 404-727-3351
Emory Student Technology Support Assistance with OPUS Login (student must call) 404-727-7777
Financial Services Bill pay in OPUS 404-727-6095, Option 1
Registrar Transcript requests 404-727-6042


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, some experiences are not applicable for the Summer 2021 Online Program, including the residential portion of our program.




Additional FAQs



How do we choose the best program for our student?

Begin with the Getting Started tab on the website for information about Pre-College and Summer College to determine which program is right for your student.


Will this affect my student’s GPA for college?

Only courses taken for credit will affect a student’s college GPA.  The Summer College courses receive a letter grade. The Pre-College noncredit courses receive a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) grade.      



Are scholarships available?

Partial Scholarships are available.  Information about financial aid and creative funding ideas can be found on the Cost|Scholarship tab on our website.

How do I pay the remaining tuition and fees?

Account balances are on the student’s Emory OPUS account, which is accessible using the student’s Emory NetID and password.   Emory NetID and Password Retrieval instructions

Refer to the Bill Pay Instructions. Emory University does not accept credit card payments for tuition and fee payments.  Billing statements are not mailed.

How do I pay the deposit?

Paying online is the fastest method of payment and will speed up enrollment.  You can pay using a credit card, checking account (via ACH), wire transfer, or mail a check.

Refer to the Deposit Instructions for detailed information.


If I have applied for financial aid, should I deposit before I hear about my award?

If you are relying on financial aid to attend the program, do not pay the deposit before you receive your financial aid award.  The deposit is non-refundable.  Remember that classes fill quickly.