Summer Scholars

Program Date: June 27 - July 9, 2021


Summer Scholars participants spend two intensive weeks in one of 24 exciting programs of study. We keep the classes small and personal attention from Notre Dame faculty high. The coursework is a true preview of college academics—it is both rigorous and rewarding, and students earn one college credit upon the completion of a program track. Students collaborate on coursework outside designated class times as they would in any college setting. There is also ample time to enjoy the social facets of college life, especially those unique to Notre Dame. 

Check out a day in the life of a Summer Scholars student! 


In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, and after discussions with University officials, we have come to the necessary decision to transition our Summer Scholars program online to create Summer Scholars Online Session I, running virtually June 27-July 9, 2021. While we understand this will likely be disappointing news for you and your families, the health and safety of our students must be our primary concern. We greatly appreciate your understanding and patience during this situation.

Find information regarding Summer Scholars Online Session I here. 


  • Pre College Ice Skating Night

    "Every professor is passionate about what they are doing and it triggered my intetellectual curiosity. Summer Scholars is life changing!"

    –Gil Sander Joseph
  • Pre College student testimonial

    "I was able to be in a college setting and get an idea of college academics. I was also able to participate in a community service project and it gave me a sense of giving back. It isn't just about the academics, but how we help one another."

    –Brianna Shaw