Summer at Columbia is an intensive three-week program for high school students interested in exploring the arts, media and communications fields.

This experience gives you the chance to take a college-level course with Columbia College Chicago faculty. The best part? If you enroll as a student at Columbia, the credits you earn during Summer at Columbia count toward your degree. Sign up today!

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Choose from two distinct programs...

Residential Immersion

These programs—there are six to choose from—are the whole shebang. In addition to a 3-credit-hour course, each program includes housing on campus, meals, public transportation, industry-specific activities, entertainment and more. Admission is open to students who, by summer 2017, have completed at least two years of high school and have not yet started college.

Residential Immersion Program

Commuter

This program is for high school students who live close enough to commute to our South Loop campus. Students can choose from 25 courses, each of which are 3 or 4 credit hours. Admission is open to students who, by summer 2017, have completed at least one year of high school and have not yet started college.