Summer Session Pre-College Program

Fordham Summer for Rising High School Seniors

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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.

The Pre-College Program: Attend a Renowned University while in High School

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

University Courses for Rising High School Seniors

Pre-College courses are specially selected from among Fordham's course offerings for Summer Session II (July 5- August 4, 2022). 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.

Locations

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 from accredited secondary schools along with a one-page expository writing sample. Sophomores (entering junior year) who have an exceptional record of academic performance may apply for special consideration. A letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor must be submitted along with a transcript and an expository writing sample.
  • 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.) However, there are several virtual options available to students who cannot travel to campus. 

Fordham Non-Credit High School Programs for rising freshmen, sophomores, and juniors


Summer Sports Business Institute

Gain access to the business of sports in a non-credit bootcamp designed for high school students.
 

Real Estate Institute Summer High School Scholars Program

The REI is offering a non-credit Summer High School Scholars Program. Enhance your college portfolio and learn how real estate really works at Fordham's Lincoln Center campus in NYC. Learn more about this non-credit summer program.

Gabelli Business Programs for High School Students

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