Thursday, November 12, 2015

Take a Summer or College Course

Summer Internships for students interested in STEM

Preview a College Course
Yale and MIT provide free and open access to a selection of courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars. Before applying to either college, may I suggest you preview a course? It will make you a more informed applicant. Highly selective places like Yale & MIT would expect that you are involved in learning outside the Cheverus classroom. Have you explored Khan Academy? (free!) Check out Engineer4Free which offers college-level math, science & engineering classes.

Take a College Course
Want to take a college course while in high school? You have four local options:
  1. Take a Husson University course for $100 (plus cost of books) at their Southern Maine campus. Info and application here.
  2. SMCC offers high school students with a B average the opportunity to take courses. Only public school students can take courses for free. You may find that their courses are affordable, at $90/credit and most classes are 3 credits
  3. USM - The Early College Program at USM offers a half tuition discount for courses in many subjects during the fall and spring semesters (not summer semester). Juniors with a B are eligible. Note: public school students get a full tuition waiver, half from USM and half from the State of Maine. Cheverus students get a half-tuition waiver from USM.
  4. St Joseph's College of Maine offers an Early Scholars Program to 2nd semester juniors and seniors who have a B+ gpa for $100. Intro level courses (100 level) are available. 
  5. UNE offers a seat, if available after UNE students have signed up, in some classes for free. Contact their Admissions Department for more information.
See Guidance for assistance with completing the application, which usually requires a counselor recommendation and your transcript.

Take a Summer Course on a college campus. View the complete list here.

Summer Programs for Underrepresented and Minority Students
Summer Programs in Cultural Immersion
  • Abbey Road offers international programs in Europe or college prep programs in Boston & Stanford, CA.
  • Oxbridge offers international programs in Europe and NYC.
links verified 3/2016

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