At Wentworth Institute of Technology, we have developed a pre-college experience called ImpactLab. It's a two-week residential summer experience for rising juniors and seniors in high school, that lets you try college on for size. But not just college. At ImpactLab, you can try a profession on for size. Do you want to help the world with engineering solutions? Design solutions? Scientific solutions?
ImpactLab is a head start on figuring out what you want to do with your life. AND, best of all, it’s two weeks living and collaborating with new friends who share your concerns—and your fascinations. Problem solvers like you. Learn more about our programs by using the explore feature to the left or clicking below.
Program at a Glance
Audience: Rising 11th and 12th graders in high school. Open to both domestic and international students.
Session One: July 10 - July 22, 2022
Session Two: July 24 - August 5, 2022
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.
Why Spend Your Summer with Wentworth?
Wentworth has risen high on U.S. News & World Report for Best Engineering Colleges (Doctorate Not Offered).
number of countries represented in the Wentworth community
Our small class sizes pay off
What you'll have access to across the campus
You can apply in three simple steps.
Step One: Complete the application
Step Two: Have your school email us your unofficial transcripts.
Step Three: Hit submit! There is no fee to apply!
Virtual Information Session Schedule
ImpactLab Info Session - On-Demand Recording
Interested in learning more about ImpactLab, but missed our passed info sessions? Not to worry, you can access a recording of our information session here.
As a reminder, our application deadline has been extended to April 15, 2022, and course spots are filling on a first-come-first-serve basis so be sure to apply today!
FAQs—The ImpactLab Experience
Interested in learning more about ImpactLab? Visit our FAQs to learn more about the ins and outs of our program.
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 the courses include tests and 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 this program 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.
Is 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 there social opportunities?
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.
Register to join the Pre-college Programs mailing list today! You will receive timely information about the many different opportunities Wentworth has to offer middle and high school students. All other inquiries can be addressed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.