WPI Pre-Collegiate Outreach Programs for Grades 9-12

WPI Pre-Collegiate Outreach Programs offer fun and educational opportunities for rising 9th-12th grade students. Whether your child is interested in day, overnight or virtual programs, WPI offers them all.


Grades 9, 10 & 11 – Launch (Commuter)
Program At a Glance:

1-week, non-credit bearing commuter program. Instruction is from 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday. WPI faculty provide hands-on activities, demos, and discussions. Delve into your STEM topic and connect with peers who share your passion. Use state-of-the-art technology, industry software, and build hands-on laboratory experience. Detailed course information can be found here: https://www.wpi.edu/academics/pre-collegiate/summer-programs/launch/course-information

  • Session Dates: June 26 – June 30, 2023 (commuter)
  • Session Cost: $795 (Includes lunch)
  • Registration opens February 7, 2023
  • For information about financial assistance please see the program policies page.
Grades 10, 11 & 12 – Frontiers (Residential)

A 2-week in person, non-credit bearing residential program. Students will explore a STEM major with a humanities and arts minor and connect with peers from around the world who share a passion for STEM. Students will engage in college prep workshops and social activities and learn in tandem with peers on the WPI campus.

Detailed program information can be found here: https://www.wpi.edu/academics/pre-collegiate/stem-residential/frontiers/on-campus-summer-stem-program

  • Frontiers I Dates: July 9 – July 21, 2023
  • Frontiers II Dates: July 23 – August 4, 2023
  • Cost per session of Frontiers: $3,595 for 2023
    (Prices includes housing, food, field trips, workshops, and activities)
  • For information about financial assistance please see the program policies page.
  • Applications Open: January 17, 2023 (reviewed on a rolling basis)
  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2023
  • Application Cost: No fee
  • Apply Now 



Grades 11 & 12 – College Credit Jumpstart (Virtual)

College Credit Jumpstart for High Schoolers is a pre-college summer program designed for high school students who are interested in earning college credit and experiencing an academically fulfilling WPI college course. WPI’s five-week online pre-college summer program will allow students to explore STEM curriculum alongside WPI’s world-renowned faculty. ​Students will have access to WPI tutoring to ensure they are able to receive their college credit. Detailed course information can be found here: https://www.wpi.edu/academics/pre-collegiate/summer-programs/frontiers/course-information

Program at a Glance
  • Earn college credit in a 5-week virtual program
  • Offered asynchronously and recorded or live in person (as listed in the course description). Utilize tutoring support to ensure your academic success
  • Connect with WPI faculty, staff, and undergraduate students
  • Dates: July 10 – August 11, 2023
  • Cost: $2,895
  • Applications open on February 14, 2023
  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2023
  • Application Cost: No fee

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Worcester, MA 01609

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