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Pre-College Program

Fordham Summer for High School Students

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July 2 - August 6, 2019

The Pre-College Program allows you to enroll in one of several exciting college courses and gain experience at a top-ranked research university in the summer before your senior year.

  • Earn college credit. Unlike other programs hosted for high school students on college campuses, courses offered to Fordham Pre-College students are part of the regular summer curriculum. That means you will complete college-level coursework and earn credits while sharing the classroom with current undergraduates and Fordham faculty.
  • Make valuable connections with students, professors, and administrators. Spend time on a college campus and make more informed decisions about your future.
  • Strengthen your college application with a proven record of your abilities.

About the Pre-College Program

The Pre-College program is a selective commuter program designed to provide high school juniors and seniors with experience, connections and knowledge from their participation in undergraduate college courses. The program provides transferable college credits.

If you are interested in a non-credit option, consider the week-long Business Insider Finance Institute and/or Exploring Entrepreneurship programs offered through the Gabelli School of Business.


Pre-College courses are specially selected from among Fordham's course offerings for Summer Session II (July 2- August 6). Courses cover a wide range of subjects and disciplines, and many can be used to fulfill university core requirements. Most courses meet three times per week. See a complete list of our recommended courses.


You can choose between courses meeting at either Fordham's beautiful Rose Hill campus in the Bronx — which features 85 acres of rolling lawns, tree-shaded walkways and Gothic-style buildings — or attend a course at the Lincoln Center campus, located in the culturally-rich West side of Manhattan. Both locations have unique features and benefits.

Who can apply?

  • Rising seniors with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 (B) or better.
  • Mature high school sophomores (entering your junior year) who have an exceptional record of academic performance may apply for special consideration.
  • You must be able to travel to one of Fordham's two campuses, Rose Hill or Lincoln Center, at least three times per week. (University housing is not available for this program.)