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Summer Programs for High School Students at the University of Texas Austin

Austin, Texas

3 Week Residential Programs
Courses in fashion, sports management, digital marketing, programming, and more for 2023.
  • Commuter Options
Grade Level
9, 10, 11, 12
14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Course Highlights
  • - Emerging Technologies
  • - Product Development & Merchandising
  • - Forensics
  • - Medicine Academy
  • - Developmental Positive Psychology
  • - Trial Tactics
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UT Austin Pre-College Academic Programs

Ready to explore the UT Austin campus while taking courses at America’s 14th ranked public university?  Located in Austin, Texas, UT Austin offers students a bustling local community filled with great music, incredible food, and fantastic culture.

Connect with esteemed faculty and instructors working to bring the UT Austin vision of changing the world to life. Discussion, debate, and diversity of thought is fostered both inside and outside the classroom. Explore this flagship research university while taking various specialized courses or academies in STEM, fashion, digital marketing, psychology, sports management, and more.

UT Austin Pre-College Academic Programs

Campus Life & Activities

The University of Texas is in the heart of Austin. Stores like Urban Outfitters, Chipotle, and Starbucks are just a short walk away. With many restaurants, cafes, shops, and a movie theater, everything is conveniently located. Come see why our UT Austin students love this place.

Enjoy the live music scene, active lifestyle, and open-minded and friendly environment. Enjoy the outdoors? Austin’s recreation areas, pools, and water parks help you stay cool all summer. Sports fan? Hook ’em Horns! Experience the intensity of the UT Austin spirit. It’s all included in your tuition.

Typical Weekday ScheduleSee what a typical day is like for students at our UT Austin program! See Sample Schedule

Top 10 UT Austin Activities

  • Explore the River Walk, visit the Alamo, and grab a snack at El Mercado Market Square in San Antonio
  • Go splashing through Schlitterbahn Water Park, America’s #1 water park
  • Experience ten roller coasters and 40 amazing rides at Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  • Canoe, swim, hike, or bike at Zilker Park – “Austin’s most loved park”
  • Climb to the top of The UT Tower and see spectacular views of the campus
  • Swim in the giant three-acre Barton Springs Pool that is fed by natural underground springs
  • Show off your skills in miniature golf, bumper boats, and go-karts at Austin’s Park N Pizza
  • Master the art of laser tag (Texas style) at Blazer Tag Adventure Center
  • Sing our hearts out to favorite songs at Karaoke Night
  • Play unlimited arcade games or put on some bowling shoes and show off some skills at Main Event Austin

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

2023 Dates & Tuition

  • Jun 24 - Jul 14 $7,4993 Weeks *No courses July 4th - Tuition includes morning and afternoon courses.ResidentialSee Available Courses
  • Jun 25 - Jul 13 $3,9993 WeeksCommuter orientation will take place on Sunday, 6/25 but otherwise classes only meet Monday-Thursday, except the week of July 4th - classes may meet Tuesday - Friday. Tuition includes morning and afternoon courses.CommuterSee Available Courses


  • "I loved the program overall; the professors were incredibly helpful, the course was very educational, and I had a great time! I made a lot of new friends and learned a lot as well. This experience really helped me shape my future and was really helpful in giving me a glimpse of the college life."Hiba A. 2018 Alumni
  • "This program has helped me gain a college mindset heading into my senior year. The friendships I've made are irreplaceable, and I think everyone should get to experience a program like this!"Natalie T.2018 Alumni
  • "Thinking about college was a stress for me but after this I feel so much more confident and excited for college. I also made life long friends here and bonds that can never be broken."Victoria E. 2019 Alumni
  • "I really enjoyed the three weeks I spent in Austin. It gave me a peek into the college experience and made me more confident for college life. I also loved the environment Summer Discovery created for us and all the new friends I made."Deepika S.2019 Alumni

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