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Buckeye Precollege offers academically ambitious and intellectually curious middle and high school students the opportunity to participate in an academic summer program at Ohio State designed to give them a taste of college life, explore new academic areas, and prepare them for the road ahead.

Be a Buckeye this summer

Buckeye Precollege provides precollege students the opportunity to get a head start on the college experience by exploring new academic subjects, interacting on campus with peers from across the U.S., and experiencing engaging, intensive courses taught by Ohio State faculty and staff.

Summer Exploration and Summer Institutes admissions are now closed

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Call for Course Proposals for Summer 2024 now open

Buckeye Precollege seeks instructors to develop and teach courses for our summer enrichment programs for middle and high school students. Courses may be taught by a single instructor or by a team of instructors who share teaching duties. All instructors will design their own courses, which should reflect their expertise and teaching interests. Proposals are welcome from any academic discipline represented at Ohio State. 

Visit our Instructional Employment page for full details and resources, including links to the online submission form and Information Sessions for prospective instructors. 

Submission deadline: October 30, 2023 

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Summer Institutes residential program

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Summer Exploration day program

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Other OSU Precollege Programs

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Buckeye Precollege strives to reduce financial barriers for academically qualified students to attend our programs. Please consider making a gift to the Buckeye Precollege Scholarship Fund. Your gift will be used to directly fund students participating in our summer enrichment programs. 


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