Immerse yourself in the creative and strategic process of how to create and leverage social media through the Social Media Success: Influencing, Marketing, and Creative Strategy Pre-College Summer Program. Learn from experienced communications professionals about how to leverage the power of social media as part of a comprehensive communications strategy. You’ll collaboratively create content for different social media campaigns while also learning how to measure their effectiveness in the competitive online marketplace.
New 1-Week Pre-College Summer Programs
- Experience a jam-packed week of fun and engaging activities centered around a topic of your choice.
- Move away from the norm and experience what it’s like to be a college student living on a beautiful campus with state-of-the-art facilities.
- Immerse yourself in a topic and discover your interests early on. These residential programs run for 7 days and 6 nights from July 16-22, 2023.
- Get the most bang for your buck compared to other pre-college summer programs. Students have the opportunity to apply for up to 50% off of the $2,400 all inclusive tuition cost.
Experience the innovative process of design and entrepreneurship for social change-making through the Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation Pre-College Summer Program. Learn from faculty, world-class entrepreneurs, innovators, designers, urban planners, community activists and environmentalists who will guide you through an innovation process – from defining the challenge to disruption to prototyping to pitching. Over the course of an intensely creative, fun and challenging week, you, along with your classmates, will collaboratively redesign key aspects of your urban landscape.
Gain firsthand experience in the entire programming and engineering process through the Intelligent Systems: Python and Robotics Pre-College Summer Program – from concept to coding, building chips, mounting sensors, testing and debugging programs, and controlling robots. Under the guidance of experienced programmers and engineers, you’ll collaboratively design and build a real robot that can make decisions, perform jobs and perceive its environment via various sensors.
Interact with experienced screenwriters and directors who will guide you through the creative process of how to write and produce narrative film and TV through the Film and Television Production Pre-College Summer Program – from concept to script writing to production and postproduction. You’ll collaboratively write and produce a narrative scene, using your creativity to tell the story. Get hands-on training across the production process and take a trip to meet with working media professionals in film and television.
Join faculty and other experts in the firsthand exploration of the art, food and culture of New York City, including a trip to see the Broadway hit Hamilton. Through the Summertime in the Big Apple: Exciting Excursions in New York City, you will produce a digital photographic essay about your experiences in New York City. The essays will serve as a lifelong reminder of your personal journey of discovery.
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Once accepted, families can pay a deposit of $100 to secure a spot in the program.
Deposits (and all payments) can be made via our electronic portal here. You can also mail in a check to the following address:
Montclair State University, attn. Office of the Provost, 1 Normal Ave., Montclair, NJ, 07043
Deposits are due on June 1. However, we encourage families to submit a deposit as soon as possible, as spots in your selected program cannot be guaranteed until a deposit is received. The remainder of program fees are due according to the following payment schedule:
June 16: 50% of tuition ($600 — $900 for Big Apple Program)
July 8: Remaining tuition ($500 — $800 for Big Apple Program)
Families are welcome to pay any or all portions of program fees in advance of these dates.
While it is not required, we recommend that students bring their own laptop computers if they have them. This will facilitate independent and group work when you return to the dorms. Additionally, students should bring writing tools (pens/pencils) and a notebook or binder.
Finally, students may want to bring some limited spending money (or credit) to buy shirts, hats, or other items from the campus store. We do not encourage students to bring excessive cash to campus.