For-Credit Fun-Sized Courses

Purdue University is excited to offer multiple intensive 1-week, 1-credit opportunities for high school students during June and July. Move-in and orientation for each experience will occur on Sunday and class sessions will begin on Monday. Parents are invited to attend a closing session on Friday prior to move-out.

The 2020 application will open on December 1, 2019.  Program dates will be announced soon.

Empowering Women in Business

Empowering Women in Business will introduce rising high school juniors and seniors to business careers and equip them with skills that will help them navigate college life as well as future careers. The one-week residential course, targeted for young women, will provide the opportunity to:

  • Explore how their unique talents and interests can lead to a rewarding career in business
  • Create a tool kit to navigate gender challenges by engaging in confidence and empowerment role-plays
  • Experience college life by interacting with Krannert Students, Faculty, and Alumni
  • Apply their imagination to inventing a company

Due to the generosity of Krannert School of Management sponsors, discounts of $500.00 per student will automatically be applied to reduce the cost for all participants in Empowering Women in Business. Additional need-based financial aid is available to Indiana residents who participate in the free or reduced lunch program. If you would like to apply for the additional need-based scholarship, please submit an application using this form.

Model United Nations (UN) Summer Workshop

This one week, residential course is for high school students interested in developing a deeper understanding of current global issues.  Model United Nations is an interactive exercise where students act as delegates to the United Nations and participate in mock committees.  The coursework and activities will enhance one's research, critical thinking, public speaking, and writing abilities.  The week will have students debating with other delegates, learning together through group work, developing policies, and writing resolutions. Students will research global issues such as human rights, the environment, social justice, weapons and warfare, and national sovereignty.  The Purdue Model UN Summer Workshop is an opportunity to develop leadership abilities to enhance your future.

Exploring University Majors: Planning for Medical, Veterinary, and Other Professional Schools after College

Pre-professional students are those who are preparing for fields such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, veterinary nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant, optometry and numerous other fields. From Engineering to Pharmaceutical Sciences, you can major in anything you want while preparing for professional school in these areas.  During this 1-week experience, you will have the opportunity to explore majors across Purdue University, benefit from tips offered by staff from Pre-Professional Advising, learn about animal health with the College of Veterinary Medicine, and conduct activities related to human health with faculty from across Purdue University and the Indiana University School of Medicine – West Lafayette, which is located on Purdue’s campus. Participants will earn 1 credit for GS 11900: Introduction to Academic Programs at Purdue.

Data Science and STEM

In today’s world, everything is generating data – from a farmer’s combine on the fields to a patient’s electronic medical records to the videos you watch on YouTube.  As “big data” has emerged, businesses have realized that they need scientists with the technical knowledge and statistical abilities to analyze data and communicate their findings to the world. This experience will allow you to explore how data science is integrated within science, technology, engineering, and math. 

Program Cost (All University tuition and fee rates are subject to change without notice.)

Residency Status Tuition and Fees Room and Board* Application Fee Total
Indiana Resident $347.85 $307.63 $60


Domestic Nonresident $948.30 $307.63 $60 $1,315.93
International** $1,018.30 $307.63 $60 $1,385.93

*Room and Board includes meals in university dining courts.                                                                      **International students must be attending high school in the United States and possess an educational visa.      ***A $500 discount will be automatically applied for all students accepted to Empowering Women in Business.