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School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education

Youth and Precollege Programs

Serious Foundation. Serious Fun.

We hope that you choose Purchase College for your child’s enrichment experiences. Our summer Youth and Precollege Programs are sure to create many treasured memories for your entire family!

Important Dates: 2020 Summer Youth and Precollege Programs in the Arts

Registration Begins: Monday, February 3, 2020
SAVE 10% when you pay in full by the Early Registration Discount Deadline: Friday, May 8, 2020
Open House: Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Session I: June 29– July 10

Session II: July 13–24

Session III: July 27–August 7

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2019 programs (check back in January for 2020 program offerings):

High School Students:
Take a test drive of college and get a leg-up in school!

High school students who are at least 16 years old and who have the ability to do college-level work may enroll in noncredit adult courses with parental permission and at the discretion of the School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education Appeals Committee.

High school students who have completed their junior year may engage in proactive education by enrolling in summer credit-bearing courses (or noncredit seats in them) to prepare for AP coursework or to earn credit before entering college. Credits earned can be transferred to most colleges and universities.

Enjoy New York (in-state) or Fairfield County low tuition rates for courses taken for credit or even more reduced rates for noncredit seats in the same credit-bearing courses: $320 for a noncredit seat in a 2-credit course$520 for a noncredit seat in a 3-credit course, or $625 for a noncredit seat in a 4-credit course (plus applicable fees and a $25 nonrefundable noncredit registration fee). Early registration discount does not apply.

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Message from the Director

Immersion in visual arts, performing arts, music, filmmaking, architecture, creative writing, journalism, and digital arts offers the opportunity to explore your passions and discover yourself.

The Youth and Precollege Programs in the Arts offer intensive enrichment experiences to build confidence that comes with gaining new skills, making new friends with like-minded peers, creating or improving portfolios for college, learning audition techniques, and working with experienced educators (Purchase faculty in select programs) and teaching artists. Let the fun begin!

Kelly Jackson

Director of Continuing Education
School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education