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Frontiers (in-person)

Frontiers is a two-week or four-week summer program where students make lifelong friends while participating in hands-on classes and labs to explore STEM and the humanities. This not-for-credit exploratory program runs multiple weeks throughout the summer.

Audience: ​Students Entering Grades 11 & 12
Application Link: Apply Today
Application Cost: No fee
Application Materials: 

  • Application which includes short essay and list of involvement
  • Official transcripts are preferred, but self-submitted transcripts are also accepted
  • Letter of Recommendation (optional)
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test (required for international applicants)


Frontiers I Dates: July 10 - July 22, 2022
Frontiers II Dates: July 24 - August 5, 2022
Frontiers I & II Dates: July 10 - August 5, 2022
Cost for Frontiers I or II: $3,295
Cost for Frontiers I and II: $5,695

(Prices includes housing, food, field trips, workshops, and activities)

Program at a Glance

  • 2- or 4-week in-person, residential program
  • Explore a STEM major with a humanities and arts minor
  • Connect with peers from around the world who share your passion for STEM
  • Engage in college preparation workshops and social activities
  • Learn in tandem with your peers right here on WPI's campus
January 20 Info Session

Virtual Info Session

Interested in learning more about our interactive online summer program for high schoolers? Register below for a chance to learn more at our information session.

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On Campus Experience

Frontiers is more than just exploring STEM. Check out our On Campus Experience page to see what a typical day looks like and our engagement opportunities throughout the pre-college experience. 

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Major & Minor Course Information

Our Frontiers majors and minors are taught synchronously giving students the opportunity to learn live with faculty and peers. Get the chance to explore a STEM major and Humanities and Arts minor giving you the chance to exercise both sides of your brain this summer. 

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Parent & Family Engagement Opportunities

Our staff is looking to partner with families throughout this summer experience. Check out our engagement opportunities for parents and family members during Frontiers. 

I didn’t expect to meet so many people who were interested in the same things I am. This was the first time feeling like I was not the odd one out.
Cassandra S.
Frontiers Participant