Skip to main content

Reconnecting in More Ways than One

“You’re on mute…”

“Turn on your cameras…”

“Quiet, I’m on a call…”

We know you’ve heard (and probably said) it all and more over the past eighteen months. We also know that you’ve seen and contributed to more adaptability, creativity, and innovation than ever before, and we’re excited to share that some things will be changing. No, the adaptability, creativity, and innovation won’t be going anywhere—but you will. Frontiers and Launch will be resuming in-person operations this summer on WPI’s warm, welcoming campus while utilizing our state-of-the-art facilities, and Frontiers for Credit will continue offering the same immersive, engaging experience online through asynchronous instruction.

No matter what program you sign up for, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to get a taste of college life. Our programs centered on exploring STEM disciplines will be taught and supported by WPI faculty and staff, allowing you to get to know not only a STEM field, but the supportive, passionate WPI community surrounding it. We’re happy to give you the opportunity to further embrace your love of STEM, build on your skills, and make memories with friends new and old, all while taking another invaluable step toward your future.

It’s been a long time coming, and we can’t wait to reconnect—in person, online, wherever you are.

girl stapiling piece of paper

Frontiers for Credit

Frontiers for Credit is a pre-college summer program for 11th graders and rising seniors who are interested in earning college credit and experiencing an academically fulfilling college course. Students enroll in a five-week WPI undergraduate course taught by WPI’s world-renowned faculty. ​Upon completion, students receive an official college transcript. The application opens on January 18, 2022. Application deadline is June 1, 2022.

  • 5-week online pre-college summer program
  • Earn college credit
  • Summer courses are asynchronous—take them from any time zone.
student looking at the computer


The Frontiers program, running for over 35 years, is a pre-college summer program for rising 11th- and 12th-grade students who want to explore STEM through a collegiate lens. Students will explore not only the outer limits of their knowledge in STEM but unsolved global issues, along with a touch of humanities through another aspect such as financial literacy, business entrepreneurship, ethics of artificial intelligence, or other options. The application opens on January 18, 2022. Application deadline is June 1, 2022.

  • Session I: July 10-22, 2022
  • Session II: July 24-August 5, 2022
  • Session I & II: July 10-August 5, 2022
  • Dive into a STEM major with a humanities and arts minor
  • Summer courses are in-person and on-campus
kid working on a robot


Launch is not your average STEM camp. This pre-college summer program for 9th and 10th grade students will leverage research and technology to find solutions to current problems in a variety of scientific fields alongside WPI’s renowned faculty. 9th and 10th grade students will be able to step into the shoes of a video game designer, computer programmer, crime scene investigator, or robotics engineer. Registration opens Monday, February 7, 2022. 

  • Session I: June 26-July 1, 2022 (residential)
  • Session II: August 8-12, 2022 (commuter program)
gompei the goat in a sweater

Register for Our Information Session

Interested in learning more about our in-person and virtual pre-college programs for high school students? Register for our live info sessions below!

Building Community is What We Do

WPI is known for the community we build with one another each and every day. We are going to bring this same community we know and love to our virtual programs. Our mission is for high schoolers to build connections and make lasting bonds with students with similar interests from around the world while connecting them to current undergrads, staff, and faculty at WPI. 

cad software being reviewed zoom
macroeconomics problem solved
students posing on zoom
student posing in frontiers shirts
student posing on zoom