Program Enables High School Students to Experience College

High-achieving high school students can experience university life, earn college credits, and get a head start on their post-secondary educations through Rutgers University’s Summer Scholars Program. “Summer Scholars come from across New Jersey as well as out of state, and represent some of the most promising young minds in the country,” said Liz Beasley, director of New Brunswick Summer and Winter Session. Read more.

Protection of Minors

The University has adopted a Protection of Minors Policy to promote the well-being and safety of minors who participate in programs or activities run by or associated with Rutgers. The policy includes requirements relating to reporting suspected abuse or neglect of minors, completing relevant online training, and undergoing background checks for Authorized Adults and people in Direct Contact Positions as defined by the policy. Non-University organizations that wish to operate programs or activities involving minors on RU campuses must ensure their programs are run consistent with the guidelines of the University’s Protection of Minors Policy and the Guide to Working with Minors.

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Youth Programs

The Division of Continuing Studies offers a variety of youth educational opportunities and programs for diverse ages and interests.

Pre-College Summer Academies

Choose from three intensive one-week residential certificate programs focused on engineering, STEM, and Leadership:

Pre-Engineering Summer Academy (July 9 - 15)

The Academy is an intensive one-week certificate program that introduces participants to aerospace, biochemical, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, forensic, industrial, material science, mechanical and systems engineering through an integrated program of lectures, demonstrations, hands-on projects, tours, and field trips.

Reading Programs and More!

Rutgers Reading Programs for Children and Adults

Reading skills and speed reading programs for children and adults. For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our reading programs, which are designed and taught for ages four years to adulthood.

Summer Scholars Program

Designed for high-achieving high school students and gifted youth, the Rutgers Summer Scholars Program allows you the opportunity to study at one of the nation's top research universities.

Summer Start

Graduating seniors have the opportunity to earn credits by taking Summer Session courses the summer before starting college

Top Universities Preparatory (TUP) Program

TUP is a one-year bridge program designed to prepare high-achieving international secondary school seniors for admission to and successful study at top U.S. colleges and universities.

K-12 Programs, Summer Camps, and Year-Round Programs

Here is a list of all K-12 pre-college programs, summer camps and year-round programs found at Rutgers.

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