College Credit Courses

Are you intrigued by science? Do you want to immerse yourself in the worlds of biology or psychology, and even better, earn college credit while doing so? Georgetown University now offers online college credit courses for high school students ages 13 and up in these subjects. Each features dynamic video lessons taught by renowned Georgetown faculty as well as access to teaching assistants (TAs). Enjoy the flexibility of earning college credit from the comfort of your own home, on your schedule. Prepare for your future and get a head start on your college career while you’re still in high school.


For students ages 13 and up

Individual Course Fees


2024 College Credit Academic Calendar

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What's the Difference Between Our College Credit and Enrichment Courses?

While both options include dynamic video lessons by renowned Georgetown faculty and access to support, the college credit courses contain additional coursework hours and allow you to earn college credit upon completion. We recommend selecting either the college credit or the enrichment option per subject as some content overlaps between course types.

College Credit Courses

Length of Course: 6-weeks

Instruction & Activities: 128 hours

Grading: Letter grade

On Your Own Schedule: ✔️

Academic Support: ✔️ - TA

Final Project: ✔️

College Credit Hours: ✔️

Certificate of Completion: Georgetown Transcript

Enrichment Courses

Length of Course: 1-week, 2-weeks, or 4-weeks

Instruction & Activities: 20-30 hours

Grading: Pass/Fail

On Your Own Schedule: ✔️

Academic Support: ✔️ - Mentor 

Final Project: ✔️

College Credit Hours:

Certificate of Completion:✔️

Current Courses Available

Cells representing biology


The Science of Cells and Innovation

Did you know that recent discoveries are changing our understanding of cells and making textbook depictions of cells nearly obsolete? How will these new cell paradigms revolutionize biomedicine? The prospect is truly exciting. This course not only tackles these scientific discoveries, but also delves into microscopy technology and the basics of cell structure, function, and links to diseases. If you envision a future in STEM or medicine, this course is for you.

Learn More About Biology
Brain synapses firing representing psychology


How the Brain Influences Behavior

Ever wonder what triggers your fight or flight response, or how social media affects your psyche? This course explores the science behind how your brain influences reactions and behaviors. Delve into applied neuroscience, from the effects of drugs to the impact of stress on the brain’s chemical pathways. Learn how psychology is applied to effective communication, web design, and marketing. If you’re interested in what makes people tick, this course is for you.

Learn More About Psychology

How You Will Benefit

  • Courses are available throughout the summer — pick subjects that fit your passion.
  • Suitable for students ages 13 and up so you can earn college credit while you're still in high school.
  • Earn 3 college credits per course from Georgetown University.
  • Experience what it’s like to take courses designed by Georgetown University faculty and delivered online through dynamic videos.
  • Work with teaching assistants who can support you and answer questions as you deepen your learning experience.

Student completing a Georgetown college credit program

Three Learning Advantages Designed for You

Final Capstone Project

All courses culminate in a special Final Capstone Project that allows you to:

  • Demonstrate what you’ve learned in a presentation.
  • Get feedback from your teaching assistants on your work.
  • Discover whether the subject you’ve chosen is one you want to pursue in college and beyond.

TA Support and Guidance

You’ll receive guidance from a teaching assistant (TA) who can support you and deepen your learning experience. You can expect:

  • Encouragement and direction on all assignments.
  • Inspiration, motivation, and confidence to help you excel in your studies.
  • Brainstorming and ideation to help you prepare for your Final Capstone Project.

Flexible Learning

  • 100% online learning through dynamic video lessons.
  • Over 100 hours of total instruction and course work, including engaging multimedia, simulations, weekly readings, and curated assignments for which you will receive guidance and support from teaching assistants.
  • Earn 3 college credits per course from the comfort of your own home.

Apply Now for the Next Available Course

June 9 - July 21

College Credit Psychology: How the Brain Influences Behavior

Length: 6 weeks

Cost: $3,495.00

Application Deadline: Sunday, June 2, 2024

Type: College Credit

June 23 - August 4

College Credit Psychology: How the Brain Influences Behavior

Length: 6 weeks

Cost: $3,495.00

Application Deadline: Sunday, June 16, 2024

Type: College Credit

July 7 - August 18

College Credit Psychology: How the Brain Influences Behavior

Length: 6 weeks

Cost: $3,495.00

Application Deadline: Sunday, June 30, 2024

Type: College Credit

How To Apply

It’s easy. No transcripts or letters of recommendation are required. Our application asks you to provide the following:

  • Basic contact information for you and your parent or guardian.
  • Why you wish to take this course, and a bit of your story, through writing, video, photos—any media you prefer.

Begin the guided process. It should take only a few minutes to answer the questions.

Begin the process

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Frequently Asked Questions

How will you be graded? What are assignments like? How much time do you have to turn around a project? When do you find out if you’re admitted? Find answers to your questions here.

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We offer need-based scholarships in each cohort to students exhibiting high potential and an inability to pay full tuition. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship but you:

  • Haven’t applied to the program, complete your application now. The scholarship application is included.
  • Applied to the program and didn’t fill out a scholarship request, resume your application and click “Apply for Scholarship”.
  • Are unsure about whether or not you applied for a scholarship, reach out to us at for assistance.

The University reserves the right to modify the course as may become necessary.