Pre-College Summer Programs with the University of Notre Dame | Applications open 18 Oct


The Office of Pre-College programs offers exceptional high school freshmen (Year 10), sophomores (Pre-IB / Year 11), and juniors (IB1 / Year 12) the opportunity to experience life as a Notre Dame student.

Summer Scholars

Summer Scholars participants spend two intensive weeks in one of 23 exciting programs of study. We keep the classes small and personal attention from Notre Dame faculty high. The coursework is a true preview of college academics—it is both rigorous and rewarding, and students earn one transferable college credit upon the completion of a program track.


Subjects available include Accounting | Archaeology | Astronomy | World Religions | Engineering | Entrepreneurship | Film Production | Gender and Culture | Global Health | Identity & Popular Culture | Philosophy | Law | Life Sciences | Marketing | Modern Art | Musical Theatre | Neuroscience | Photography | Psychology | Public Speaking | Research Computing | Politics


Summer Scholars Online

18-29 July 2022


Current high school freshmen (Year 10), sophomores (Pre-IB / Year 11), and juniors (IB1 / Year 12) will have the opportunity to participate in one of 14 enriching online courses, all taught by Notre Dame faculty. Students are introduced to college-level academics in a wide variety of fields and earn one transferable college credit upon the completion of this two-week virtual program. Students will collaborate on coursework in and out of designated class times, meeting and engaging with their peers from across the globe virtually.


Fields covered by the online courses include:

Accounting | Christianity & World Religions | Povety & Justice | Film production | Immigration | Life Sciences | Literature | Journalism | Marketing | Modern Art | Public Speaking | Justice | Russia & the West | Law


Leadership Seminars

16-27 July 2022


Leadership Seminars is a competitive, 10-day program on Notre Dame's campus for academically talented students who show impressive leadership within their communities. Approximately 120 students are admitted to Leadership Seminars each year, and students are eligible to receive one transferable college credit upon completion of the program. Tuition, housing, and meals for students admitted to Leadership Seminars will be paid for by the University.


Study Abroad

June | July 2022


Are you ready to go further, dream bigger, and experience a new culture? Join us at one of our Notre Dame Global Gateways in Italy, Ireland, or at our newest destination in South Africa! Dig into the architectural history of Rome, with all its fountains, ruins, winding streets, and delicious gelato. Or do you gravitate more toward the Emerald Isle, which boasts both the bustling city of Dublin and the castles and sweeping views of the west as we explore the divide between traditions and modernity? Our exciting adventure in South Africa will allow you to confront the turbulent history of the nation, while also taking in the incredible landscape of canyons, mountains, falls, and wildlife.

Whatever your preference, our study abroad programs offer you a unique opportunity to travel the world, explore a new culture under the guidance of Notre Dame faculty, and make memories that last a lifetime.


Applications for all open October 18, 2021.



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