Advanced Pre-College

UC Berkeley and Yale university

Advanced Pre-College

Advanced Pre-College is a unique academic residential program for middle and high school students (ages 13 to 18 years old) at Yale, UC Berkeley, or UCLA. 

Being part of the Advanced Pre-College Program gives students a better insight about their academic future and professional interests. They will have the chance to advance their education through innovative courses taught by highly qualified and experienced instructors using a modern and engaging methodology.

Participants of Advanced Pre-College live and experience the college life by living and studying with students from around the world. In addition, they connect with instructors affiliated to the university and industry-leading instructors that bring cutting-edge topics and hands-on activities to the classroom.

58 Nobel Laureates

5 United States Presidents

121 Countries represented

Program Overview

Advanced Pre-College is designed for talented and motivated students, that have true interest and passion for learning. It appeals to students who are interested in deepening their knowledge in a specific field.

Students choose one academic track among STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Medicine-Bioscience, Humanities, and Social Science to focus on for the 2 weeks and take 2 - 4 courses related to the track selected. Please see the course examples below.

Course Examples

Course Examples

Course Examples

These are only possible course offering. Subjects may change.

Scholarships

The Advanced Pre-College Program understands there are talented students that may not have the resources to attend the program. Taking this into account scholarships of up to 30% might be granted. Scholarships will be granted on a case-by-case analysis. Academic track record among other variables will be taken into consideration. Students must request the scholarship in their application form.

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Campus Life

Students live in one of the university residential halls, just like undergraduate Yale, UCLA, and UC Berkeley students! All students are assigned to single, double, and triple bedrooms considering gender and age. Men and women live on separate floors with close supervision by residential staff. Room and roommate assignments are received when students arrive on campus.

Residential Staff

During their stay, students are supervised and accompanied by a residential staff selected from top universities. The residential staff is responsible for the safety of students, ongoing operations, and activities during the program. Staff is available 24/7 to assist students with any issues.

Extracurricular Activities

In addition to the academic courses, students enhance their curriculum through additional social and cultural extra-curricular activities. Here are some activities students have enjoyed in the past years:

Please note these are possible activities and might be subject to change.

Cultural Trips

During the program, students have the opportunity to explore not only the campus but also the surrounding area.

Boston

Boston is one of the oldest cities of the United States. This historical city is recognized as the international center of higher education, home of prestigious universities such as Harvard and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Students will take a walking tour at Harvard University and MIT and will explore the amazing shops and cafes of downtown.

New York

New York is the biggest city of the United States and the financial capital, home of Wall Street and the World Trade Center. While in New York students will get to visit the most iconic places of the city such as Times Square, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, and The Fifth Avenue.

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Dates

Yale University

Session 1:  June 29 - July 12, 2025      Session 2:  July 13 - July 26, 2025

UC Berkeley

July 13 - July 26, 2025

Tuition

Residential Program

  • Tuition: $6,250 (USD)
  • Scholarship: 30%
  • Tuition with Full Scholarship (if awarded): $4,375 (USD)

Tuition rates are subject to adjustments for applicants in 2025.

Eduexplora is independent of Yale and UC Berkeley, and their faculty and their admissions office. Programs are run independently of the universities. Age restrictions apply. 

The application process for programs taking place in the US, requires an essay. You may check the essay questions here.

Frequently Asked Questions

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