Accelerate Pre-College Programs

Learn more about our upcoming programs and stay up to date on our latest announcements by completing our Inquiry Form.

About Accelerate Pre-College Programs 

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? 

Accelerate 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. Try something new or challenge yourself to rise to a new level in an existing area of interest. 

Program Information

Visit our Boston and Oakland Campus Programs pages for detailed program information and dates for our Summer 2024 programs. Stay up to date with announcements on our upcoming programs. Learn more.

How are Accelerate Pre-College Programs different than the programs offered at many other institutions? What makes us stand out?  

True taste of the full college experience while still being supported 

Our staff works diligently to allow our students to shape their own program experience while also providing enough structure that they feel supported throughout their time on campus. Students will have the opportunity to connect with student clubs, undergraduate admissions counselors, and Northeastern’s Cultural Centers, and campus resources. In addition, Accelerate Pre-College program activities, housing, and dining are all included in the cost of tuition. This inclusive program experience gives students even more freedom in choosing activities and meal options.

Unique and varied collegiate-style learning experiences

Accelerate Pre-College Programs are immersive, full- day experiences that go beyond the typical lecture hall. We keep our cohort sizes small to allow for personalized attention from our world-renowned faculty members. Our students and faculty have in-depth meaningful classroom discussions and are often joined by industry leaders as guest speakers. Students engage in project-based learning in world class facilities, giving them a hands-on experience similar to that of Northeastern undergraduate students.   

Diverse & passionate community 

Participating in Accelerate Pre-College Programs allows students to interact with motivated peers who each bring their own unique perspective to conversations both in and out of the classroom. Within each program cohort, students will work with peers who are equally as passionate about the subject matter. Outside of the academic space, students will meet the other cohorts through residential and social activities.  

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Contact Us

Questions? Contact us at or (617) 373-2200.

Request Information

To keep up to date with the latest program announcements, complete our inquiry form.

About Northeastern

Northeastern is a top ranking experiential research university that prides itself on academic rigor, a diverse and talented population of students and faculty, and a powerful learning model that combines the classroom experience with hands-on work experience.