Create something that inspires you
Our four-week pre-college summer program lets you dive into college-level study by developing ideas that excite you—in the arts, business and technology.
You will finish the program with polished work in your portfolio, a great experience to include as part of your college application and college credit toward your undergraduate degree.
Wheaton Pre-College mirrors the college’s educational approach combining classroom, independent and group learning with hands-on projects, experiments and activities. You will use Wheaton’s considerable facilities and resources, from art studios to technology and fabrication labs, and collaborate with like-minded peers.
Wheaton Pre-College is a four-week, commuter program where high school students earn college credit through a selection of courses that mix lectures and discussions with hands-on learning. In addition to four days of classes, the program also includes co-curricular enrichment opportunities on Fridays.
Students: Rising high school juniors and seniors, or equivalent. To be eligible, students must turn 16 years of age by October 1, 2023, as well as attaining 11th or 12th grade status.
Dates: July 10 through August 4, 2023
Schedule: Classes are held Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 to 4 p.m.
Fridays: Open lab and studio time, as well as special program offerings
Closing Reception, Friday, August 4: Classes will host a closing reception where students showcase their work for friends and family.
Application Deadline: June 5, 2023.
The courses planned for the summer of 2023 span offerings in visual art, design, film and new media and business and entrepreneurship.
Innovation in Business and Entrepreneurship
Innovation through Digital Fabrication
Wheaton College, founded in 1834, is a global institution dedicated to improving the world by advancing knowledge and sharing it. The Wheaton community is diverse and inclusive, our faculty, staff and college leaders are committed to academic exploration, personal freedom and the success of every student.
Our students benefit from what we call The Wheaton Edge–a highly personalized education with an innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum, abundant opportunities to engage in and shape the campus community, and guaranteed access to funding for an internship, research position or other experiential learning opportunity that helps to prepare students for their future Careers.
Wheaton empowers students to pursue their interests across multiple subject areas and make connections with faculty and peers outside of their major area of study.
An Immersive Experience
Individual and group projects, experiments, activities and community service form an essential part of a Wheaton education.
A Diverse, Global Community
The college’s campus community of 1,700 students represent more than 40 states and 40 countries.
Our campus offers the latest in high-tech equipment and spaces that support inquisitive learning and critical solutions to world problems.
Campus and Community
Situated on a beautiful New England campus south of Boston, north of Providence and just a train ride to New York City, Wheaton college benefits from and contributes to the quality of life in Norton, Massachusetts – which has been named one of the safest towns in Massachusetts and among the top 10 safest in the U.S., by the National Council for Home Safety and Security.