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Pre-College Programs

Academic Summer Programs for High School Students

You can experience life on a college campus and learn at the college level while you’re still in high school. Taylor offers multiple summer programs for high school students to have significant and impactful experiences.

On-Campus Summer Institute

Experience life at a Christian college as a high school student. Live on campus for two weeks while taking classes for college credit. This pre-college program immerses you in college life as you earn tuition-free college credits. You'll complete two college-level summer courses. Learn more.

Off-Campus Summer Institute

Experience college traveling abroad as a high school student. Begin class on campus for three days and then continue abroad in Greece for the remaining part of three weeks. This pre-college program immerses you in a college study abroad experience as you earn four tuition-free college credits. You’ll complete one college-level summer course. Learn more about the Off-campus Summer Institute. Learn more.

Academic Summer Camps

Choose one of Taylor’s week-long academic camps, grow in your faith, and explore your passion. You’ll live in a residence hall, make friends, and pursue your area of interest at the college level. Previous camps have included film, theatre, and ethics. Learn more.


A theology institute for high school youth

Empower is a three-week summer program for high school students from economically and educationally challenged areas, who demonstrate promise for ministry and leadership. Hosted on Taylor’s campus, this Institute is for college credit. Mentors join students on campus for a five-day capstone. Learn More.


Through this program, qualified high school juniors and seniors can enroll in Taylor classes during the fall and spring semesters. Registration is on a space-available basis. View the Credits-in-Escrow application.

Online Pre-College Courses

High school juniors and seniors can start earning college credit now with online pre-college courses through TU Online. Over 50 courses are available. The courses are self-paced, flexible, and transferable. Learn more.

Professional Writing Conference

High school writers, ages 16 and older, are invited to attend the two-day Taylor Professional Writing Conference. Attend workshops taught by distinguished publishing professionals, network with authors and agents, and learn about Taylor’s top-notch Professional Writing program. Learn more.