Earn college credit during the summer at Dean College.

About Pre-College Programs

Designed especially for high school students, our pre-college programs offer a great introduction to college life. Choose from our selection of science and sports-based one- and two-week programs with one-of-a-kind opportunities. Overnight and commuter options available. Whether you commute from home or stay overnight in one of our residence halls, summer at Dean College offers a great introduction to college life.  

Dean College offers the following summer pre-college programs for credit:

Dean College offers the following noncredit summer program:

Why Dean College

Dean's summer pre-college programs offer endless opportunities. By attending a summer pre-college program at Dean, you will:

  • Earn college credit for successful completion of course/program. (Drones for Beginners is a noncredit program)
  • Get advice on the college admissions process from a Dean College admissions counselor during a free one-on-one consultation. 
  • Find unmatched experiences embedded in each program, including behind-the-scenes access to Gillette Stadium, WEEI Sports Radio, McCoy Stadium or other locations appropriate for each program.

Night and Weekend Activities 

Night and weekend activities are included with your room and board and include activities, like:

  • Pawtucket Red Sox game
  • New England Revolution game (based on 2019 schedule)
  • Miniature golf
  • Patriot Place
  • Bowling
  • Arcade
  • Free time on campus with options including: billiards, darts, movie nights, access to fitness center, pickup basketball and/or soccer games, all-you-can-eat ice cream and flat-screen televisions.


Two-week program pricing:

  • Overnight: $1,950 
  • Commuter: $1,250 

One-week program (Drone for Beginners) pricing:

  • $350 (Additional activity fees not included. Overnight not available for this program).


Visit the Summer Pre-College Program Registration page to register.