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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 Deadline: June 1, 2022
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)


Financial Assistance Information: For information about our financial assistance please see our program policies page.

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

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On Demand Virtual Info Session

Interested in learning more about our interactive summer program for high schoolers? Click the link below to learn more about our upcoming summer 2022 programs.

Summer on campus

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • What should we expect on Opening Day?

    Opening day for Frontiers is on Sunday (either 7/10 or 7/24) and the estimated time of arrival is currently between 12 and 1pm (subject to change). More specific details will be communicated with students and families as we get closer to the date. Opening day will include move in to the residence hall, an official campus welcome, student orientation, student dinner, floor meeting and IT account setup. Families are included for a short time for moving into the residence halls and an official welcome from WPI.

  • Is transportation provided?

    WPI does not offer a specific transportation service through the university. Below is a list of some companies that have worked with our students in the past. Please note that neither WPI nor the Pre-collegiate Outreach Programs office endorse these companies. They are shared for informational purposes only.

    Joeys Limo:

    Wachusett Limo:

    Knights Limo:

  • What should we expect on Closing Day?

    Closing day for Frontiers is on Friday (either 7/22 or 8/5) and the estimated time of move-out from the residence halls is around 12pm (exact time still being finalized). The exact time and details will be finalized soon and shared with students and families.

  • What do we need to know about COVID-19 on move in day?

    Upon arrival to campus, all students will be provided a COVID-19 rapid test to take prior to moving into the residence halls. Face coverings are optional for students who are fully vaccinated and highly recommended for students who have been approved for a medical/disability or religious exemption. *Subject to change. For full information on our COVID-19 policies please see our Programs Policies Page.