The application period for Summer 2024 has ended. Information about Summer 2025 will be posted in late Fall.

Explore your interests. Discover new ones.

The Boston College Experience provides motivated high school students the opportunity to live and learn as students at Boston College. Through adherence to our Jesuit mission, our programs focus on exposing students to a rich and rewarding college experience through coursework, extracurricular activities, and reflection. Built into the programs are activities that help to prepare students for their college search and the transition into college life. Students will participate in lectures and workshops ranging from the college admissions process, resume writing and networking skills, and cultural and social outings all while enjoying the beautiful city of Boston over the summer.

Prepare for College Life

Learn From BC Faculty

Enjoy the Safety of Our Campus

Three Ways to Experience BCE


Enjoy the convenience of being near the libraries and other academic facilities, along with the social and educational opportunities afforded by residential living.


Commuter students are welcome on campus at any time and may make use of most of our services.


Some non-credit courses feature online components during the summer.

BCE was an awesome experience that I would definitely recommend! It taught me a lot about college life; making new friends, balancing your time wisely, and adjusting to new courses. I loved my teacher and I learned a lot from the class!
Taylor, BCE Participant
students in front of Gasson

Experience college life. Imagine your future.

In addition to robust academic programming, students explore Boston through required weekend excursions. Students are also provided opportunities to explore on their own as well. We expect that participants will be able to manage their own time effectively in the safe environment provided for them as part of the Boston College Experience.

I met many new friends whom I plan to stay in touch with. BC is my top choice school and BCE was a great opportunity to learn more about the school and the admissions process.
Cullen, BCE Participant

Scenes from BCE

A pre-college experience for motivated high school students

Residential Experience