Be the first to know when Registration opens for our 2024 Pre-College Programs by completing the brief interest form below:

Interest Form

Pre-College Programs for 2024 will include:

  • Pre-Med; Creative Writing; Film Scoring & Sound Design; River Ecology & Adventure; Geology & Adventure; Ceramic Pottery; Meteorology; Music Composition & Songwriting; Climate, Robotics, Rocketry & Aerospace Engineering; and Video Game Design.


Weeklong summer immersion programs at UNC Asheville offer students a deep dive into academic topics and hands-on experience.

UNC Asheville’s Pre-College Programs introduce high school students to college-level study, university life, and career options in a dynamic learning environment. Each one-week program offers deep immersion into an academic topic, challenging activities, and the opportunity to engage with industry professionals.

Below is a highlight video and slideshow from previous summers:

Registration will open early December!

Dates: June 16-21 and June 23-28, 2024

Format:  Pre-College Programs run from Sunday to Friday, and each day is filled with both classroom and recreational activity. All programs include hands-on learning and projects, and many programs will feature off-campus excursions. All students live on campus to fully experience university life and the surrounding community. 

Eligibility: Pre-College Programs are open to rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. 

Living on Campus: Double occupancy in a shared suite.  Residence halls are air-conditioned.  Meals will be in Brown Dining Hall.

Tuition:  Programs start at $1,430 and include lodging, meals, all course materials, activities, and excursions.