Applications for our Summer 2023 Boston Campus programs will open in December 2022. Click ‘Stay Informed’ to be alerted.   

How to Apply

We are looking for talented, highly motivated students who are passionate about the subject area, and who are ready for a rigorous program. We mimic the Northeastern undergraduate application review process by performing a holistic review—reviewing all areas of the application equally (academic, extracurricular, etc.). Application requirements include: 

  • Application: Online Application 
  • Transcript: An unofficial high school transcript or report cards 
  • Personal statement: a short statement (maximum of 600 words) describing your passion for the subject matter, your motivation for enrolling in the program, and what you hope to gain from the experience 
  • Recommendation: Students may submit a teacher or counselor recommendation, but this is not required and can be emailed to after application submission 

*Students should be rising juniors or seniors and not have graduated from high school. Students should also be 16 years of age by the start of any residential program.

Important Dates & Deadlines  

Early Applicants

  • Applications Open – Early December
  • Early Application Deadline – February 28
    • Receive a $500 discount off tuition
  • Early Application Decision Release – By March 17
    • Receive admissions decision via email
  • Early Application Deposit Deadline – April 3
    • Guaranteed spot in the program if deposit is received by April 3. After April 3, deposits are accepted until May 1 on a first come, first served basis as capacity allows.
  • Final Tuition Deadline – June 1
    • Full tuition payment due

Regular Applicants

  • Applications Open – Early December
  • Regular Application Deadline – April 3
    • Applications will be accepted after April 3 if capacity allows
  • Regular Application Decision Release – By April 15
    • Receive admissions decision via email
  • Regular Application Deposit Deadline – May 15
    • Program seats are filled on a first come, first served basis as capacity allows until May 1
  • Final Tuition Deadline – June 1
    • Full tuition payment due

Tuition and Financial Aid  

Accelerate Pre-College Programs strives to work with families to make our programs financially accessible. Accelerate’s financial aid awards are typically either in the form of scholarships or program discounts. Students can apply to be considered for financial aid within the program application. Families will be asked to provide the following information:  

  • Adjusted gross income from most recent federal tax return  
  • Number of dependents in the household 
  • There is also an open-ended question where students can provide any additional information that may give context to financial need 

All admitted students will be considered for need-based aid. Students will receive their financial aid award information with their program admissions decision.

Families experiencing any financial concerns regarding tuition or deposits are encouraged to reach out to

Scholarships and Discounts

  • Need-based scholarships
  • Siblings of current student 25% off tuition
  • Early applicants $500 off tuition

Program Tuition

The program tuition for 2023 programs is $6,495. This includes: program tuition, course materials, housing, meals, and social activities.

More Information

Visit our Boston Campus Programs page for detailed program information and dates for our Summer 2023 Boston Campus programs. To keep up to date with the latest program announcements, complete our inquiry form.