Explore Your Intellectual Passions Before College

The Portal to Your Future

Prelum is your ultimate online destination, designed exclusively for high school students and their parents/guardians, to explore pre-college programs, discover college majors and careers, and navigate the vast world of higher education with confidence.

At Prelum, we understand that choosing the right pre-college program can be a daunting task. That's why we've curated a comprehensive directory of the best pre-college programs across the country. Whether you're interested in STEM, arts, medicine, or any other field, our platform provides you with detailed information, including program descriptions, locations, application deadlines, and reviews from past participants.

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Pre-College Courses

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Take the first step toward your future success by finding the perfect pre-college program that aligns with your interests, passions, and aspirations.

What Students Are Saying

I was able to learn a lot as a high schooler that I would otherwise not be able to learn just yet. I'm deeply grateful for this experience and the teachers who made it possible.

Maria M.New Jersey

This program is truly exceptional. Not only is the material in engaging, enjoyable, but it is hands on. I am glad that I had the opportunity to convene and discuss my ideas with other students. I learned so much and had fun doing so!

MariBeth C.Illinois

University Partners

We partner with top universities to offer high school students a wealth of opportunities. You can enroll in summer or year-round online pre-college programs that help you prepare for what you may want to study in college. We call students like you “Prelum” (short for “Pre-Alumni”), to represent future university, college, or school alumni. 

Georgetown University
University of Notre Dame
Rice University
Columbia Business School
Wake Forest University
William & Mary
Parsons Paris
University of Rochester
Case Western Reserve University

*Kaplan may receive compensation upon student enrollment in one of our partner programs.*

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower high school students and their parents with the knowledge, resources, and support they need to confidently navigate the path to college and successful careers.

We believe that every student deserves the opportunity to explore their passions, make informed decisions, and pursue a fulfilling education and career. With this in mind, our website serves as a comprehensive hub, providing a wide range of pre-college programs, college major and career resources, and expert guidance to help students make the best choices for their future.