Applications for 2022 programs open in December.

About Accelerate

Are you driven, hard-working, and curious? Do you crave new experiences and love to challenge yourself? Are you looking to set yourself apart academically?

These pre-college programs are designed for talented high school students in the U.S. and around the world who want to give themselves an edge. We offer a choice of innovative programs led by Northeastern’s internationally acclaimed faculty. Accelerate programs are hosted on our campuses, allowing you to experience true collegiate learning in a world-class environment. Try something new, or challenge yourself to rise to a new level in an existing area of interest.

Boston Campus Programming

Learn more about the programs available on our Boston campus.

Regional Campus Programming

More information on these programs coming soon!

Virtual Programming

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How will High School Students grow through this unique experience?

High school students will have a resume-building opportunity that will give them an edge in the college admissions process by:

  • Providing unique and varied collegiate-style learning experiences
  • Developing skillsets that will help students succeed in college
  • Taste of the college experience
  • Explore several academic areas to find their passion
  • Programs designed for various high school levels.
 
 
 

What can parents expect for their student through Accelerate?

Parents will be confident in the immersive experience their student will have while developing crucial skills and gaining a leg-up on their college competition by:

  • Small cohort sizes and personalized attention from faculty
  • Seeing your student transform and develop the skillsets crucial to succeeding in college—and their chosen program of interest
  • In-depth and meaningful classroom discussions
  • Engaging in campus life, and setting the stage for their future