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About Accelerate

Are you driven, hard-working, 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 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 Boston and Seattle 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.

Summer 2019

Northeastern’s experiential pre-college programs

Northeastern’s world-renowned faculty have designed a number of dynamic programs, each focusing on a cutting-edge field. Read below to find out more about these programs.

Bioengineering Immersion

July 21, 2019 - August 2, 2019

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Design Discovery

July 7, 2019 - July 19, 2019

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Engineering Innovation & Design

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Experiential Entrepreneurship

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Hacking IoT

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Humanity in a Digital World

July 7, 2019 - July 19, 2019

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Innovations in Health Sciences and Health Professions

July 7, 2019 - July 19, 2019

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Sustainable Chemistry & Renewable Energy

July 7, 2019 - July 19, 2019

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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
  • Experiencing life on a college campus

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 coaches and professors
  • Seeing your student transform and develop the skillsets crucial to succeeding in college—and their chosen program of interest
  • Engaging in campus life, and setting the stage for their future