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Pre-College Programs for High School Students

You don’t have to wait until after high school graduation to experience college for yourself. We welcome high school students interested in attending Miami University to explore on-campus and virtual pre-college programs.

Available Programs

Summer Scholars Program

This immersive on-campus experience allows high-achieving high school students to learn in a college setting, engaging in hands-on academic activities that prepare them for college and future success. Tailored for rising juniors and seniors, this summer program is built for active learners with a keen interest in attending Miami University as undergraduates. They dive deeply into academic dialogues and build friendships with fellow students while living in student residence halls and participating in campus-life activities.

Participants gain valuable insight into the college admissions process, and when they apply to be first-year college students at Miami, they receive priority consideration for admission, scholarships, and selective programs.

Learn More

Contact the Summer Scholars program by email at or by phone at 513-529-2531.

Bridges Program

The Bridges Program was founded in 1981 by Black students who wanted to make a Miami degree more accessible, meaningful, and rewarding to high school students from diverse backgrounds. This two-day experience, offered four times each fall, attracts students from across the country and a broad spectrum of racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual identities to engage with current students, faculty, and staff.

INSIGHT Into Diversity awarded the Bridges Program the 2021 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award, recognizing the experiential learning opportunity for its unique and innovative efforts to improve access to science, technology, engineering, and math for underrepresented students.

Students who complete the program and enroll at Miami as first-year college students earn a Bridges scholarship, which last year ranged from $2,500 to $5,000 annually.

Learn More

Contact the Bridges Program by email at or by phone at 513-529-2531.

For All Campus Visitors

The safety and comfort of everyone on our campuses is our highest priority — including students, faculty, and staff as well as visitors. Our Visitor Policies ensure everyone’s Miami experience is as secure as possible, and we invite you to review them closely before planning your trip.