High School Honors

The High School Honors program offers academically motivated rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college credit while getting a taste of undergraduate life.

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2018 Honors Calendar*

*Note: online courses may run on a different schedule than the standard High School Honors schedule. Please refer to High School Honors Online for more information.

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An Authentic College Experience

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High School Honors is an exciting opportunity for high school students to study alongside Boston University undergraduates, while earning up to 8 college credits in just six weeks. The program offers more than 80 undergraduate courses in a wide range of subjects, from African American studies to writing—and everything in between, including biology, chemistry, economics, mathematics, philosophy, and visual art. Guidance is provided to help students identify subject areas and courses that are appropriately challenging and applicable to their anticipated college major.

Outside the classroom, High School Honors students interact with a vibrant community from all over the country and world. Whether they live on campus or commute from home, students will participate in social activities both at Boston University and throughout the Boston area.

Those unable to travel to Boston this summer may also be interested in our High School Honors Online courses. Learn more.

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High School Honors: The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Hear about the benefits and experiences that High School Honors students have taken home with them—from academics to campus life—after a summer spent at BU.