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Summer Programs for High School Students at the University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan

2, 3, or 5 Week Programs$5,999 - $10,799
Special courses in business, sports management, and cybersecurity
    Grade Level
    9, 10, 11, 12
    14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Course Highlights
    • - AdCult: Advertising and American Culture
    • - Business Innovation Academy
    • - Criminal Psychology
    • - Introduction to Careers in Medicine & Health Science
    • - Michigan Business & Entrepreneurship Academy
    • - Sport Management Academy
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    Pre-College Academic Programs at UM

    Ready to explore the iconic U-M campus while taking courses at America’s “Public Ivy”?  Located in Ann Arbor, one of America’s quintessential college towns, U-M offers students a vibrant, college setting just 40 minutes from the heart of Detroit. Famous for its gigantic football stadium, proximity to Tigers games, comedy showcases, and more, Michigan is an incredible place to spend your summer.

    In our programs you'll connect with talented faculty and instructors that bring the U-M tradition of excellence to the classroom. Explore the Wolverine culture while taking various specialized courses or academies in STEM, arts, business, leadership, psychology, and more! Our Michigan program has many courses offerings to match your academic interests.

    Pre-College Academic Programs at UM

    Campus Life & Activities

    After class, take a 10-minute walk to Ann Abor’s city center - State Street. Visit restaurants, boutiques, coffee houses, and big-box stores in America’s #1 Best Small College Town. Explore the iconic Michigan campus with newfound friends or dust-off your tennis shoes at our on-site recreational facilities.

    Find your groove with a supervised trip to Motown Records Museum or cheer on the Tigers at a major league baseball game. Delve into your creative side at Ann Arbor’s summer festivals for art, music, and entertainment. Feel the campus pride and college vibes as you take in the sights and sounds of Michigan’s oldest university.

    You will be a part of a dynamic community of students and staff who live together in one central location.

    Top UM Activities

    • Trip to the Detroit Zoo
    • Nichols Arboretum Hike
    • Show Nights with Hypnotist, Comedians, Magicians
    • Festival Under the Stars - an outdoor "Carnival" with inflatables, outdoor photo booths, henna tattoos, and more. 
    • Ann Harbor Farmers Market and Art Fair
    • Ice Cream Social at Michigan Creamery
    • Berry Picking
    • Visit Zingerman’s Delicatessen - an Ann Arbor favorite
    • Themed Soccer and Kickball Games
    • Arts & Crafts Nights - tie dye masks and t-shirts

    *All activities are subject to change based on current safety protocols.

    Dates & Tuition


    • "I loved the program! It was my best summer thanks to staff members, activities, directors, classes, and people here. Everything was perfect.” Alexandra Z.2018 Alumni
    • “It gave me an accurate representation of how my college experience would be.”Yoolee O.2018 Alumni
    • “It impacted me by giving me a taste of college life, challenging but eye-opening courses, and allowing me to meet new people. I thoroughly enjoyed this experience.” Benny W. 2019 Alumni
    • “I now have a better understanding of what college life is like. I am now more prepared for what will come in the future.”Zachary G. 2019 Alumni

    Program Details

    Living: Our home on campus is Mosher-Jordan Hall. Students live in a double room with communal hallway bathrooms. Every air conditioned room includes a bed, study desk, bookshelves, closet, and free Wi-Fi. Lounges, laundry facilities, and the Summer Discovery Office are all in our residence hall. We are located on the popular “hill” section of central campus, adjoined with the Hill Dining Center and close to Central Campus Recreation Building and Palmer Field. Did we mention we’re a quick 10-minute walk to State Street in the heart of Ann Arbor?

    Dining: Unique to Summer Discovery is our all-inclusive meal plan. Enjoy three meals every weekday, and two on the weekends, while on campus in the new Hill Dining Center. Choose from daily options that include hearth oven pizza, grilled sandwiches, burger bar, wok station, and salad bar. Are you a vegetarian? Do you have food allergies? Special diets are not a problem.

    Tuition includes: Term fees, academic and enrichment program, housing, comprehensive welcome orientation and ice-breakers, 3 meals daily while on campus (2 on weekends), use of athletic and recreation facilities, activities and trips, transportation for included activities, college admissions presentation, blanket and pillow.

    Not included: Application fee, $95 student ID/technology fee, airfare, airport transfers (available for $85 each way), class materials, course supplements, meals eaten off campus, medical expenses, laundry, linens, and spending money.


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