Open to students completing grades 9,10,11 & 12.
Tuition includes: Term fees, academic program, use of facilities, housing, 2 meals daily while on campus, recreation access, activities and trips.
Not included: Application fee, $70 student ID/technology fee, airfare, airport transfers (available for $75 each way), class materials, course supplements, lunch and other meals eaten off campus, medical expenses, laundry, linens, blanket and pillow, souvenirs, and spending money.
Day tuition includes: Day students join the program Monday - Thursday for morning and afternoon classes and optional afternoon activities. Day students are invited to attend our Friday social activities and off campus excursions. One weekday evening of guest speakers is also included. Please note: Day students are not permitted to attend other evening or weekend activities and excursions.
We make every effort to keep class information accurate. However, changes in class availability and schedules can occur. We reserve the right to limit enrollment and/or cancel any class due to overwhelming or insufficient enrollment.
As a high school student you may not have much say in the classes you take during the year. The summer is your chance to explore what really interests you.
Choose from over 20 different enrichment classes in a wide range of subjects. Take 2 classes or a full-day institute of your choice.
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Summer Discovery partners with UT Austin’s College of Liberal Arts (COLA) to offer enrichment classes. These non-credit classes are taught by University of Texas professors and graduate teaching instructors and meet Monday-Thursday for 2 hours. Class sizes average between 10-20 students.
Most classes have homework, projects, and/or tests. Classes are graded on the traditional A, B, C, D, and F system. You will receive a UT Austin grade report and a Summer Discovery “Certificate of Achievement” upon successful completion of the program.
Prepare for your future as you learn about UT, the college admissions process, and different programs and scholarships for undergraduate students at UT Austin.
Liberal Arts Honors
With small classes, top professors, and individualized coursework, this program gives students the personal attention of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major research institution.
Plan II Honors
A challenging, highly selective interdisciplinary arts and science honors major.
Dedman Distinguished Scholarship Program
A four-year, merit-based scholarship for students with exceptional academic records.
The Forty Acres Scholars Program
The premier full-ride, merit-based scholarship for any degree plan at UT, bringing the country's top ranked students to Texas, and connecting them to a vast and prestigious alumni network.