College Prep

Pre-College Workshops

Creative thinking. Problem solving. Hands-on experience.

Jumpstart your college experience with a workshop over summer break. Explore new interests, dive into topics that you’re passionate about, and use leading-edge tools in programs led by expert educators.

Develop essential skills to achieve academic and professional success. Offered during the summer, on weekends, and during school breaks, you can choose from workshops in topics like business and entrepreneurship, marketing, writing, design, engineering and more.

Join other creative, innovative and enterprising students like yourself and see the difference it will make, now and in the future. You’ll make new friends and challenge yourself in new ways.

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Summer Pre-College Workshops

Registration is now open!

We are excited to deliver an online alternative to the SMU Summer Pre-College Workshops this summer. Our instructors are designing dynamic and engaging courses in a fully online format that will offer a rich and engaging summer experience. Workshops will be a combination of live online class time and offline hands-on independent or group work. Join your peers and jumpstart your college experience over summer break!

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Grade Levels

Middle school and high-school programs are available. Select the grade level your student will enter in the fall.


June 1 – July 31, 2020




Monday – Friday, half day workshops

  • Morning session: 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Afternoon session: 1 – 4:30 p.m.


  • Academic Excellence
  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Technology 
  • Liberal Arts


Registration starts at $299 per half day workshop.

Workshops will be added throughout the spring.

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Questions? Contact us at or 214-768-2273.