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Join our pre-college experience, ImpactLab, and design solutions that make a difference in the world.

Our two-week residential summer program is for rising juniors and seniors in high school and it lets you try out a hands-on college like Wentworth while living on-campus and collaborating with new friends. We're looking for problem solvers like you.

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ImpactLab At-a-Glance

Audience: Rising 11th and 12th graders in high school. Open to both domestic and international students. 

Session One: July 9 - July 21, 2023

Session Two: July 23 - August 4, 2023

Program Type: Residential/Overnight Program 

Tuition Costs: $3,495 for one two-week session or a discounted rate of $6,495 for both two-week sessions. 

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Learn More About ImpactLab

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Application Process

Our step-by-step application process is easy.

  • Visit our application portal and follow the instructions to begin. 
  • Complete your application and have your school email us your unofficial transcript at precollege@wit.edu
  • Hit submit. There is no fee to apply! 
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Information Sessions

Join the Pre-college team as they provide an overview of Wentworth's pre-college program. After a brief presentation, we will answer any of your questions in our live Q&A session.

View our virtual information session schedule here. 

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FAQs

Learn more about our program through our frequently asked questions below. 

Why Spend Your Summer at Wentworth?

Among the Top Engineering Colleges
#39

Wentworth has risen high on U.S. News & World Report for Best Engineering Colleges (Doctorate Not Offered).

Global Community
70+

number of countries represented in the Wentworth community

Student to Faculty Ratio
18:1

Our small class sizes pay off

State-of-the-Art Labs
60+

What you'll have access to across the campus

FAQs—The ImpactLab Experience

  

  • Where will the program/courses take place?

    In the state-of-the-art labs and classrooms of our Boston campus. Our neighbors include MassArt, Northeastern University, the Museum of Fine Arts, and Fenway Park. 

  • Will there be tests or exams?

    No-no quizzes, tests, or homework. ImpactLab is all about exploration. Each course will have some lectures but will focus primarily on hands-on experiences with extensive project work. 

  • Is ImpactLab open to international students?

    Yes! International high school students heading into their equivalent junior or senior year are encouraged to apply to ImpactLab. The application process is the same for all students interested in ImpactLab. In addition to the application, we ask all international applicants whose first language is not English or who are educated outside of the U.S. in a non-English speaking secondary school (high school) are required to show proof of English proficiency to meet our English requirement. 

    More information can be found here on this requirement. 

     

  • This this a residential program?

    Yes, we wanted you to be able to try a true college experience on for size, so we have arranged for you to stay in Wentworth's air-conditioned residence halls

  • Who will I be working with?

    You will work closely with your peers in the program, with Wentworth undergraduates, and with full-time and adjunct Wentworth faculty. 

  • Will I have fun? Are their social activities?

    ImpactLab will be stimulating, fun, and action-packed. Each course is centered around hands-on projects and field trips. The program also offers a wide array of social activities on and off-campus. 

  • What does a typical day look like at ImpactLab? 

    Here is a schedule of what a typical day looks like in the program. 

    • 7:30/8:00 AM - Breakfast 
    • 9:00 AM - Course Time (Built in Lab & Project Work) 
    • 12:00 PM - Lunch 
    • 1:00 PM - Course Time (Built in Lab & Project Work) 
    • 4:30 PM - Optional Activites & Recreation 
    • 5:30 PM - Dinner 
    • 7:00 PM - Evening Activities & Recreation 
    • 10:00 PM - Residence Hall Check-In 

    The weekend will include both programming on campus and a variety of field trips around the city. 

Get in Touch

We can't wait to get to know you. Contact our team with any questions you may have about Wentworth.

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