WPI is taking measures in response to the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Get the latest information.

Summer Programs Update

WPI has been continually working to mitigate the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on our university community. Our top priority is the health and safety of our faculty, students, staff, and visitors, and WPI is making decisions following the guidance of local, state, national and international  health agencies.  WPI has not changed any summer programs as of now; we are monitoring the situation and will communicate with registrants as needed.  Please contact pop@wpi.edu or 508-831-4900 with any questions. Although we are working remotely, our department is fully operational and ready to assist you.  WPI’s response page, which includes answers to Frequently Asked Questions, is updated regularly with the latest statements or guidance from the university.

  • Sports Camps & STEM Programs Grades 4-10: Our standard refund policy is that families may withdraw from a program by June 1 for a refund, minus a $50 cancellation fee. Due to COVID-19, we have amended our policy to refund families their full tuition with no cancellation fee. 
  • Frontiers: Our standard refund policy is that students may withdraw from the program by June 1 for a refund, minus the non-refundable deposit. Due to COVID-19, we have amended our policy to refund students their full tuition including their deposit.

Frontiers Application Update

The Office of Pre-Collegiate Outreach Programs at WPI recognizes the impact the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has on student’s ability to successfully complete the 2020 Frontiers application. We have adjusted our application requirements to accommodate for the current environment.  Due to the school district closings, we have made the decision to waive the letter of recommendation and accept unofficial transcripts via their school designated online portal. We understand that obtaining a letter of recommendation and official transcript from a high school may be difficult during this time. We encourage any Frontiers applicants who are having trouble accessing their transcripts to reach out to us via email at pop@wpi.edu to inform us of the situation so that we can work with you individually.



Frontiers Program

A residential, hands-on summer STEM program for high school students, Frontiers is celebrating more than 30 years of challenging participants to explore the outer limits of their knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with current laboratory techniques and exploring unsolved problems across a wide spectrum of disciplines.

Immersive STEM and humanities work with the option of earning college credit? Tech yeah! Whether you’re trying to find the perfect STEM summer program for juniors or summer programs for seniors, we welcome both 11th and 12th graders!

Frontiers participants will be utilizing state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and enjoy added activities such as evening workshops, field trips, movies, live performances, and sports tournaments. Throughout each hands-on summer STEM session, participants will focus most of their time in a Major Course and some of their time in a Minor Course. Learn from WPI professors and graduate students while using experimental, analytical, and computer technology at our summer STEM program.

WPI Pre-college Program: Frontiers II


Entering Grades 11 & 12
Session I: July 5-17, 2020
Session II: July 19-31, 2020
Frontiers for Credit or Session I&II: July 5-31, 2020
Session I or II: $3095.00
Sessions I and II: $5295.00
Frontiers for Credit: $5995.00

Are you looking for pre-college summer programs for rising juniors and seniors? Frontiers is just the program for you. Our pre-college summer program for high school students offers the flexibility to choose from a wide range of major and minor courses to ensure an ideal learning experience for all. Maybe you’re interested in summer engineering programs? We’ve got you covered with major courses in aerospace engineering and biomedical engineering to robotics engineering and manufacturing engineering. Maybe video game design is more your forte? We offer interactive media and game development where you can bring your own story, environment, characters, and sound effects to life! But it doesn’t stop there. We even have a minor in reading and writing ghost stories. After all, where else can you study a mix of game development and binary-busting ghost stories?

See why WPI offers the best summer programs for high school students in Massachusetts! In fact, we were rated top 30 pre-college summer programs by College Consensus. So come kickstart your career and make it a summer to remember at Frontiers!

Apply to Frontiers!

Interested in attending a pre-college summer STEM program here at WPI? Frontiers applications are now live! Apply to Frontiers today.

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Frontiers for Credit

Frontiers For Credit is designed for high school students who are interested in earning college credit and experiencing an academically fulfilling WPI college course. We are currently offering two credit bearing opportunities for our 2020 Frontiers STEM summer program. 


Spend two weeks on campus at our STEM residential summer program and explore a selected Major Course and a Minor Course, along with a full schedule of activities and events. 

Frontiers Participants Say...

Frontiers expanded my perspective to define who I want to be in the future as a scientist or engineer and inspired me to follow my dreams.
Megan S.
2015 Frontiers Participant
This is Sebastian R... (CRUD Name:...) from the Frontiers Robotics class and I wanted to thank you guys for helping make this the best 2 weeks of my life so far! You have been the coolest, funniest and best teachers/assistants I've ever had!
Sebastian R
2015 Frontiers Participant
I really enjoyed how hands-on and project-based the STEM workshops were and thought that that made learning a lot more fun!
Erin B.
2016 Frontiers Participant
I can honestly say attending Frontiers was the best decision I could have ever made. The program cultivated my love for not only Electrical and Computer Engineering, but also for WPI's tight-knit community that I am so blessed to now call my home.
Daniela C.
2012 Frontiers Participant
Great staff. Extremely pleased with the STEM workshops. Perfect blend of fun and educational.
Mitchel H.
2016 Frontiers Participant

Learn More About WPI!

Are you curious and creative? Do you like to work in teams to get things done while making your own decisions and setting your own course? Do you love math and science, but feel just as passionate about subjects such as music, art, or movies? WPI could be the right choice for your college decision.