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In a World Turned Upside Down...

We are still the same WPI. Over the past year, our campus community has thought creatively and innovatively and delivered many immersive and interactive experiences for our students, truly making online learning at WPI the same amazing experience. This summer we are determined to bring you an engaging and life-changing experience, wherever you are. Our programs centered on exploring STEM disciplines will be taught and supported by WPI faculty and staff- allowing you to get to know a STEM field and WPI’s community members that make us so special.  

We are excited to offer three interactive online pre-college summer programs for high school students this summer- Launch, Frontiers, and Frontiers for Credit. In our online virtual STEM summer programs, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to get a taste of college life, from interviews and virtual dinners with WPI deans and community members to workshops with the Career Development Center and a panel with those who know WPI best: current students. We’re happy for the opportunity to give you an immersive summer experience.  Stay safe, take care of yourself, and we look forward to seeing you this summer. 

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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 is open above! WPI college credit courses are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • 5-week online pre-college summer program
  • Earn college credit
  • Summer courses are asynchronous and recorded—take them from any time zone.
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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 is open above and spots fill on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • 2- or 4-week online program
  • Dive into a STEM major with a humanities and arts minor
  • Summer courses are synchronous—learn in tandem with your peers wherever you are
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Launch is not your average virtual 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 is open and fills on a first-come, first-served basis for our college summer programs

  • Each virtual program runs from Monday through Friday with the choice of a morning session (9am-12pm EST) or afternoon session (1-4pm EST)
  • Sessions will include 1.5 hours of instruction and 1.5 hours of self-guided project work
  • Use state-of-the-art tech/software like SolidWorks, MakeBot, Adobe Rush, Maya, and ZBrush
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Register for Our Information Session

Interested in learning more about our interactive online pre-college programs for high school students? Register for our live information 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. 

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