The Emory Pre-College Program is a summer academic program for high school students. It gives current college-bound sophomores and juniors an exciting glimpse of academic and residential life at a top-ranked national university. High school students may explore topics with professors who are the leading experts in their field.
Summer Is Almost Here
It's not too late to make summer plans! Emory Pre-College has rolling admissions and we are continuing to accept applications. In just five short weeks our program is set to begin.

Courses are filling up and your teachers will be wrapping up the school year soon. While there is still time, complete your application now so you can make plans to join us. Your summer spent at Emory Pre-College will help you:

  • become more prepared and challenged academically
  • experience college life independence
  • explore a possible career
  • make mEMORYs (memories) with new friends from around the U.S. and the world
Speaking of the U.S. and the world, here are a few courses we recommend that are engaging and focused on the impact of both. Whether you are a youth for change or interested in issues affecting others abroad, these courses will inspire you to become a more global citizen as well.
Global Health Leadership // Session B (July 1 - 14)
This course will provide students with an overview of the most challenging health issues facing the world today. From infectious disease outbreaks to geopolitical crises, this course will allow students to explore global health topics such as comparative health systems, foreign aid, maternal health, AIDS, vector-borne and parasitic diseases, communicable diseases, mental health, and refugee health.
Civil Rights and Social Justice // Session C (July 15 - 28)
Civil Rights and Social Justice in the US is a course designed to provide students with the history, theory, and academic tools that are foundational for critical thinking, college success, and making positive political and cultural change. The course introduces students to a brief history of civil rights and social justice in the United States through college-level critical reading and writing practices.
Many of our two-week noncredit courses are still open for applications. Check out the full course descriptions and APPLY NOW !
Student Spotlight
Claudia Michaels, 2016 Alum and Pre-College Ambassador

Claudia completed Global Health Leadership with Helen Baker and Blake McGee.
What was the most memorable moment of your summer at Emory?
My most memorable moment during Pre-College was when my class took a field trip to Clarkston, GA. Clarkston is a small city near Atlanta where multiple
refugee resettlement programs have set up to help refugees and immigrants
coming to the US to start a new life. I learned about refugee health and got
to see so much diversity in Clarkston. Now as an Emory student, I am
involved in a club called Project SHINE (Students Helping in Naturalization and
English), and I go to Clarkston once a week to tutor refugees.

What advice do you have for teens looking at summer programs?
Do not be afraid to attend a summer program! I remember being nervous to leave home and live on my own without knowing anyone else doing the program. Once I set foot on Emory’s campus though, I immediately felt at home and made friends instantly. My two weeks of pre-college flew by and I still keep in contact with many of the students I met. Some of them even go to Emory with me now and we are still friends!
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