Online Summer 2020 Programs

Accelerate: Pre-College Programs is pleased to introduce you to our virtual options for Summer 2020! We appreciate your patience over the past few weeks as we have worked with faculty to finalize our portfolio of immersive, engaging, virtual academic experiences for you. In designing these programs we sought to maintain the core components of what has made our Accelerate programs so successful in the past: immersive and rigorous academics, hands-on learning, interaction with Northeastern faculty and current students, as well as activities that bring students together and showcase Northeastern’s community. We look forward to learning virtually with you this summer and sharing opportunities for you to visit Northeastern’s campus in the future.

Program Details and Pricing


This summer we will offer a series of Academic Exploration Sessions, each a half-day in duration, in which students will dive into the academics of a particular subject area. Sessions will take place from July 20-30, scheduled so that a student may participate in one, multiple, or all. Visit our program page for detailed information on our summer online Academic Exploration Sessions. Students will also have access to Extracurricular Engagement Opportunities including Northeastern-hosted social activities and events to utilize Northeastern’s resources.


Students may select from the following options for Academic Exploration Sessions. All options will include two weeks of Extracurricular Engagement Opportunities, which include social and Northeastern-specific content. Through these activities students will be able to engage with each other and members of the Northeastern community in a meaningful way.

One Academic Exploration Session: $500
Additional Academic Exploration Session: $200 each
Access to all Academic Exploration Sessions: $1,700

Program Schedule

Sessions will take place from July 20-30, scheduled so that a student may participate in one, multiple, or all.

Join Our Virtual Summer Sessions


Our enrolled students who have already deposited for Accelerate: Pre-College Programs will receive a form via email to choose their virtual session(s). The $500 deposit will be applied to their virtual session(s).


Our admitted students who received an admission offer for Accelerate: Pre-College Programs and have not yet deposited will receive a form via email to choose their virtual session(s). Students may submit all deposits and payments through their portal.


If you have not applied to our programs yet you still have the opportunity to do so! The updated application can be found here.


In addition to the academic content provided by our faculty, we offer a variety of extracurricular engagement opportunities to allow our students to get to know Northeastern University and build bonds with each other.


Community building activities will give students the opportunity to connect socially and have some fun between academic experiences. Each night, Accelerate will host a social experience or activity that students can opt into. All students are encouraged to attend at least two within the two-week experience, but are welcome to attend all. Planned activities could include the following:

  • Trivia night
  • Game night
  • Open forum/ group hangout
  • Yoga class
  • Online workout
  • Group meditation
  • Movie night
  • We’ll even take suggestions from students!

Our Northeastern specific content will allow our students to virtually access on campus resources and experiences available to our undergraduate students. We want our Accelerate cohort to get an opportunity to connect with current students as well as different offices across campus. These sessions could include such programs as:

  • A chance to meet your undergraduate admissions counselor
  • An info session on applying to highly selective institutions
  • Connecting with the LGBTQ resource center
  • An open discussion for first generation college students
  • A variety of current Northeastern student panels
  • Connecting with our honors program
  • And if there is a particular person or office you’d like to connect with, you can always reach out to a member of our team and we’ll see what we can set up!


For answers to our frequently asked questions, visit our FAQ page.