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Programs for High School Students with Columbia University

Through the Academic Year Immersion program with Columbia University, high schoolers will prepare for the college experience through exploratory online coursework and community activities over ten weekends this spring or summer

As a program participant, you will:

  • Learn from scholars and practitioners who are experts in their fields

  • Build a community of lifelong connections

  • Participate in world-class co-curricular activities

  • Differentiate yourself with a Columbia Certification of Participation and personalized evaluation letter

This highly selective program is open to academically exceptional high school students, grades 9–12 (Pre-IB, IB1 and IB2 / UK Years 10-13).

There are a wide range of subject areas for you to choose from including:

  • Art

  • Literature

  • Business, Economics and Entrepreneurship

  • Creative Writing and Journalism

  • Humanities and Philosophy

  • Law and Conflict Resolution

  • Marketing, Media and Communications

  • Politics, Public Policy and International Affairs

  • Science and Medicine

  • Social Sciences and Psychology

  • Technology and Computer Programming

There is an $80 application fee. St. Clar's students are eligible for a fee waiver, please contact the careers team for the code.

There are information sessions about the program being held virtually throughout November and December,


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