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Dates & Prices

  • 4 Weeks 7/1 - 7/27 $7,799 $7,549 STEM Research Experience
  • 3 Weeks 7/1 - 7/20 $5,999 $5,749 STEM Academies
  • 3 Weeks 7/1 - 7/20 $6,299 $6,049 CU Scholars Credit Academies
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Open to students completing grades 9, 10, 11 & 12.

Tuition includes: Term fees, academic program, use of recreation facilities, housing, 3 meals daily while on campus (2 on weekends), activities and trips.

Not included: Application fee, $70 student ID/technology fee, airfare, airport transfers (available for $75 each way), class materials, meals eaten off campus, medical expenses, laundry, linens, blanket and pillow, souvenirs, and personal spending money.

University of Colorado - Curriculum & Courses

*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.

Choose the experience that interests you

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. 

STEM Research and STEM Academies offer opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to highly motivated high school students. Choose from a variety of cutting-edge Academies or fascinating research topics. 

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Students choose Research for 4 weeks or one Academy for 3 weeks.

STEM Research Experience

CU-Boulder faculty and graduate students mentor students in this non-credit program. Each mentor works with 1-2 students, based on research interest. 

Students work 30-40 hours Monday-Friday on their research project. Work schedules may vary among different labs. Readings and assignments may be assigned prior to the start of the program. At the end of the program, students display a poster of their work during our expo at the Idea Forge. Parents and friends are welcome to attend. 

Admission to the STEM Research Experience is selective and based on a record of academic achievement. Students must have 2-3 potential research project topics. Completed applications are evaluated on a rolling basis. Admissions decisions are made by CU-Boulder. 

STEM Academies

Non-credit STEM Academies are open to high school students completing grades 9, 10, and 11. They are taught by CU-Boulder scientists, faculty, and outside experts and meet for 4 hours, Monday-Friday.

STEM Academies include guided laboratory work, museum visits, field trips, guest lectures, and discussion groups. Outside of class readings, library and internet research, and written or oral reports are assigned. At the end of the program, students have the opportunity to present their experiments, reports, or products during our expo at the Idea Forge. Parents and friends are welcome to attend. 

CU Scholars College Credit Academies

College Credit Academies in a variety of fields are open to high school students including rising sophmores, juniors and seniors in high school with a GPA of 3.4 or above, P/SAT range of 1190-1380, or ACT Composite of 25-31 or a strong letter of recommendation from your counselor or a high school teacher.  Students will receive transferable CU college credits on successful completion of all course work and assignments.

CU Scholars Acadmies include course work to completed outside of class and may include a final project.  Outside of class readings, library and internet research, and written assignments will be assigned.