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What are you doing this summer?

UMass Amherst  invites motivated high school students interested in hands-on learning experiences to apply to the programs that Summer College offers! This year, we have more than a dozen programs running from July 6th through August 2nd.

Why go to Summer College? You can earn college credit AND you can use your experience to write your college entrance essay! What better way for a college to get you know who you are and what you care about?

Check out our list of programs on the schedule below and see what sparks your interest!



Intensive B:


July 6 - July 19, 2014

Intensive C:

July 20 - August 2, 2014

Arboriculture & Urban Forestry

Academic Foundations for Non-Native English Speakers

Digital Media in the Visual Arts




Engineering Institute

Summer Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (SILS) (click here for more info)
Equine Management Health and Human Movement (Kinesiology)
Forensic Chemistry Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking (click here for more info)

Sport Management

Summer Design Academy (Full)




UMass Amherst Summer College was created to give you the opportunity to get an early start on your college career. As a Summer College student, you’ll learn, create and engage in research in an innovative and exciting community of artists, researchers and scholars. You’ll explore potential majors, talk with other students, work with UMass faculty, and experience life on a college campus.

Summer College intensives are designed to help you explore areas of interest and develop the skills and abilities that will help you succeed in any college or university. All of our programs are college-level courses and offer optional college credit.

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Summer College 2014 Dates

Summer College 2014 programs will run in 4 intensive sessions beginning on June 29, 2014 and ending on August 9, 2014.  

  • One week Intensive A1: Sunday June 29 - Saturday July 5, 2014 (CANCELED)
  • Six week pre-college Research Intensives A2: Sunday June 29 - Saturday August 9, 2014
  • Two week pre-college Intensive B: Sunday July 6 - Saturday July 19, 2014
  • Two week pre-college Intensive C: Sunday July 20 - Saturday August 2, 2014


Check out the latest news about Summer College.

For more information call 413-577-2112


Note: For those looking for information on online Summer Courses, some of which can be taken by high school students with permission, visit the UMass Amherst Continuing & Professional Education website.