Summer Pre-College Program

Earn college credit and get a taste of campus life while still in high school.

Student Profiles
Kelly Scalera, Sports Communication

"It is a great chance for high school students to experience a taste of college. We lived in dorms, attended classes everyday, interacted with other students, and evolved as individuals."
Zach Sloneker, Game Design

"This program really helped me in my college search by letting me experience my major first hand at Marist. I would absolutely recommend this program for anyone who is interested in video games and who wants to learn in a stimulating hands-on environment."
Brittany MacLeod, Business

"The best part of Pre-College was getting to meet so many different people from over the world. I loved learning about where they were from and seeing how much we had in common even though we did not live very close to one another."

Attention current sophomores and juniors! Expand your academic and creative aspirations this summer at Marist College. Students entering their junior and senior year of high school as of this summer are invited to attend one of the Summer Institutes at Marist College - ranked one of the "Best 373 Colleges and Universities," and "25 Most Connected Campuses" by the Princeton Review. You'll learn from experienced professionals and talented faculty, while spending two to four weeks in your choice of location: the heart of the historic Hudson River Valley, the birthplace of the Renaissance, or both!

You'll have several class sessions each day mixed with time to study, local excursions, day-long field trips and, of course, recreation. Living in dorms, eating in the cafeteria, studying in the state-of-the-art academic facilities, and enjoying either of the beautiful Marist campuses will provide you with a well-rounded college experience. Your days will be full, demanding, fun, and rewarding. You'll make new friends and maybe even discover what you want to be when you grow up. Think that'll happen at a summer job? 

Program Hi-lights Include:

  • 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!"