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Earn college credit and get a taste of campus life

Experience the excitement of college while still in high school

Marist's summer pre-college program is an exciting way for students to gain a unique college experience while still in high school. This academic program is offered to rising high school juniors and seniors who are interested in learning more about a specific program and are eager to experience a taste of college life. There are 16 programs to choose from, all located on our beautiful campus in the historic Hudson River Valley.  

Students have the option to attend for 2 or 4 weeks and will earn 3 to 6 transferable college credits. Taught by Marist’s nationally recognized faculty, the programs will provide a challenging and rewarding experience. The program allows students to utilize state-of-the-art technology and gain hands-on experience in their prospective fields.  

In keeping with the mission of the Marist Brothers, our programs promote the sense of community and of service to others that is central to the Marist experience. Marist summer pre-college supports the development of the whole person, both intellectually and socially.

In addition to making lifelong friends, students will interact with various faculty and staff members in both formal and informal settings. Our programs and services are designed to promote self-discovery, leadership development, and social responsibility.


The two sessions offered at our Poughkeepsie, NY campus this summer are: Session 1: July 1 - July 14, 2018 and Session 2: July 15 - July 28, 2018.


Students will spend their 2-4 weeks living in brand new apartment-style housing. Students will live with other summer pre-college students and will be supervised by a Resident Director (full-time staff member) and Residential Assistants. Our primary goal is to make sure the students are safe during their time on campus.

In order to apply, prospective students must submit a completed application, official high school transcripts, one pre-college recommendation form, and a short essay about their interest in the Marist summer pre-college program. All of this information is available on the pre-college website. We will review applications for the program on a rolling, space-available basis. We are currently accepting applications for all of our programs, so apply today!

The Hudson Valley is a beautiful place to live and learn during the summer months. The warm weather and views of the Hudson River make for exceptional scenery on the walk in between classes and activities. Spots are filling up quickly so have your child apply to the Marist summer pre-college program today!

Give your child the opportunity to experience what others have called “The best summer of my life!”

Marist Pre College Summer Program

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