Q: Why Pre-College?

Summer Pre-College

Answer: Summer and school are not normally two words that the average high school student wants to hear. However, at the Marist Pre-College Program, you won’t just be sitting in a hot classroom taking notes, you’ll be exploring topics that excite you while living a the college life for two to four weeks.

This summer, work with talented faculty who will work with you to discover potential academic majors and future career options. Our goal is to help upcoming high school juniors and seniors expand their academic aspirations while earning college credit and strengthening their resume. You'll have several class sessions each day mixed with interactive discussion, field trips, guest speakers, and of course plenty of time to socialize with your fellow classmates. Classmates, who we might add, are like-minded and share in your interests and aspirations.

College life is more than the classes you take and academic majors. Through Marist’s Pre-College Program, students will live in dorms amongst Resident Assistants (RA’s), eat in the dining hall, and enjoy all the state-of-the-art facilities of the Marist campus. Students will be able to have a first-hand understanding of the college experience even before their senior year of high school.

Marist Pre-College helps student prepare and plan for academic success, all the while getting to know students who enjoy learning about a given subject area as much as them. Students have not only bonded over their shared interests in an academic major, but formed friendships that made their weeks at Pre-College all the more fun and exciting.

Don’t believe us? This is what past pre-college attendees have said about the best summer of their lives…

Program Basics:

  • Two or four week residential Pre-College program
  • Two exceptional campus locations to choose from
  • Three to six transferable college credits
  • An insight into the professional industry of your choice
  • Furnished bedroom suites with Internet access
  • 24/7 staffing
  • Access to Marist's state-of-the-art library, computer labs, and classrooms.
  • Experience what students have called "The Best Summer of My Life!"

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