The School of Sciences and Mathematics at the College of Charleston is known for its commitment to the study of and pursuit of new knowledge in the sciences and mathematics. And – with its STEM 360 Pre-College Summer Program – it is carrying this tradition to high school students.

Taught by the distinguished CofC faculty in state-of-the-art facilities, the STEM 360 Pre-College Summer Program takes high school students on a journey through several instructional and hands on training activities on a variety of STEM topics, including biology, marine biology, chemistry, environmental geosciences, engineering and computer programming, among others.

During the five-day event (July 18–22, 2022), participants will sample a broad range of STEM disciplines, gaining a preview of what it would be like to study these majors in college. Activities may also include tours of companies or fieldwork at the Stono Preserve and Grice Marine Lab.

Sessions will be held Monday, July 18–Friday, July 22, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The registration fee is $300. All rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders are welcome to register for the program.

Registration for the STEM 360 Pre-College Summer Program of the School of Sciences and Mathematics is now open. Applicants must complete the online registration by May 20, 2022.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a course reaches capacity. Applicants will be updated about their enrollment status within one week of receiving the online registration. Once applications are processed, applicants will receive an email with a complete timeline, checklist, instructions for payment and remaining paperwork.

Please note the following deadlines:

  • Online Registration Deadline: May 20, 2022
  • Application/Deposit Deadline ($100): June 15, 2022
  • Full Payment Deadline: June 30, 2022

Applications may still be accepted after the June 15 deadline if space remains available in the program. Contact to determine course availability after the priority deadline.

Students who do not participate in the institute forfeit their $100 deposit. Students who pay the full amount and decide to withdraw before June 25 are eligible to recoup the remaining balance from their payment.

Please contact with specific questions. The link to the registration portal is…e-summer-program/.