The Pre-College Certificate Program is an online academic and college-readiness experience for rising high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. It’s a great introduction to the hands-on, high-impact learning at Adelphi – and an unforgettable growing experience!

Additional Summer Opportunities

High school students have a variety of opportunities to study at Adelphi over the summer.

Program Benefits

  • Boost Your Resume and Earn a Certificate in Your Course
  • Engage with World-Class Faculty and Adelphi Students
  • Get Tips and Tricks on the College Application Process

Summer 2020 Dates and Fees

Monday, July 20 – Wednesday, July 22, 2020, $50 Program Fee


Monday, July 20, 2020

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Pre-College Certificate Program Welcome and Orientation Dorey Veron
Director of Early Engagement Programs, Office of University Admissions
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Academic Workshop Adelphi University Faculty Member and Peer Advisor
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Keep Calm and Write On: Tips and Tricks on Writing the College Essay Steven Kroll
Assistant Director, Office of University Admissions

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Academic Workshop Adelphi University Faculty Member and Peer Advisor
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Navigating the College Search and Application Process Alana Dawson
Assistant Director, Office of University Admissions

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Peer Advisor Student Panel: How to Make the Most Out of Your College Experience Lauren Stranieri
Assistant Director, Office of University Admissions
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. What Would You Like to Do in Life? College Major vs. Career Jade Ean-Heller
Assistant Director, Office of University Admissions
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Closing Remarks Dorey Veron
Director of Early Engagement Programs, Office of University Admissions

Available Courses

2020: Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Take a glimpse into Nursing education and learn about the profession of Nursing and the various roles of a Registered Nurse. You’ll understand different areas of clinical expertise, the importance of quality nursing care, patient safety, critical thinking, and clinical reasoning skills.

Acting and Musical Theater

Learn to find ways to be truthful under the imaginary circumstances of the play, using intentions and obstacles, and make songs come to life by focusing on the telling the story of the song, as opposed to just singing the notes.

Business and Entrepreneurship

Develop the skills, values, and attitudes needed for success in business and innovation development whether starting a new venture from scratch or evaluating an existing business.

Data Visualization and Art

Engage in interactive exercises pulling from contemporary art, design thinking, and arts-based inquiry, and think about data differently as you make art (solo and collaboratively) related to your own story, interests, and vision for your future.

The Day the Sports World Stopped

Discuss the emergence of organized games, the dawning of the commercialization of sport, and the interruption caused by COVID-19, and come to understand how the sport industry became a $600 billion global enterprise. Taught by a long-time professional sport industry executive, you will also come to understand the myriad of opportunities available to those who seek careers in sport management.

The Future of Space

Learn what kinds of factors influence home and neighborhood design and compare our current housing arrangements to plans for future homes: green housing, smart homes, and other innovative approaches to dwelling. In so doing, you will ask: What is a home for and how can design help us to build homes that contribute to equitable, comfortable, and safe communities?

Human Rights Under Threat

Explore what human rights are and how they have come under threat and consider the challenges that exist to the idealistic goals of realizing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. You will also evaluate of how the Universal Declaration of Human Rights can be better realized with a focus on the preservation of human dignity.

Intensive Care During a Pandemic

Discover what it takes to pursue a career in the sciences, medicine, and health, and discuss the practice of intensive care medicine and how Intensive Care Units are managing COVID-19 patients. Taught by a practicing Doctor of Medicine, you will hear about the experience of health-care professionals on the front-lines fighting COVID-19.

Photography and Truth-Telling

Examine the fascinating relationship between photography and reality, since the beginning of the discipline to our current time of Instagram and “alternative facts.”

Plants and Society

Explore how plants affect everyday life, from the air we breath and the food we eat, to how we do science and fight diseases.

Psychology of Social Media

Examine psychological principles as they relate to the use of and addiction to social media by society.

How Social Environments Make Us Sick

Consider how unhealthy social interactions in the home and unhealthy social conditions in the community are the result of social problems of abuse, racism, and socioeconomic status. You will learn that social problems have the biggest impact on whether we reach our potential or end up in a loop of self-defeating behavior and that increased social connection and awareness will make a healthier world.

Video Production

Learn the basic methods, theories and processes of “movie image-making,” including set-up, shooting, equipment, and lighting.

Virtual and Augmented Reality

Learn about how virtual reality and augmented reality is accessible now! You will take a look behind the scenes into the development process and see how applications can be designed, created, and tested with a standard desktop computer environment.

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