Boston College Experience Summer 2022

Explore your interests. Discover new ones.

Applications for Summer 2022 are closed. Information for Summer 2023 will be posted in early December.

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 service-learning activities, cultural and social outings all while enjoying the beautiful city of Boston over the summer.


The program aims to give students the chance to experience life as a college student. As such, while the program is committed to providing students a variety of optional social and cultural activities in addition to robust academic programming, we do not schedule the students’ every moment. We expect that participants will be able to manage their own time effectively in the safe environment provided for them as part of the BC Experience.

*Boston College requires all students (regardless of age or full-time/part-time status) to be fully vaccinated (with FDA-approved COVID vaccines with emergency use authorization or World Health Organization (WHO) emergency use listing-approved vaccines) against COVID-19 before participating in any on-campus activity related to the 2021-2022 academic year. Learn more >>

2022 Session Dates

Two-Week, Non-Credit Course Session Dates

Session 1: Tuesday, July 5 – Friday, July 15 (Please note: There will be no Monday class due to observance of the July 4th holiday)

Session 2: Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 29

Session 3: Monday, August 1 – Friday, August 12

Honors Six-Week, For-Credit Courses

Thursday, June 30 – Friday, August 12

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Experience college life. Imagine your future.

The Boston College Experience (BCE) provides high school students the opportunity to study with Boston College over the summer. Students participate in carefully curated academic, social and cultural content intended to expose them to a college-like experience and prepare them for life after high school. As part of BCE students interact with Boston College faculty, current students and alums as well as with peers from around the globe to develop personal and professional networks and develop friendships of a lifetime!

A pre-college experience for motivated high school students.

A pre-college experience for motivated high school students.