Is a Pre-College at CET Program for you?
CET seeks academically-driven high school students interested in a challenging, productive term abroad. Have you always been intrigued by China? Maybe you’re looking for a future in global health. Or perhaps you want to dive in to learning Arabic or improving your French. CET programs let you customize your experience. Spend four-weeks of your summer abroad with CET in one of ten destinations around the world. Want to go for even longer? Spend an entire spring semester with CET in rural Xizhou, China. No matter where you are in the process, CET advisors are available to help you find a program that suits you and your interests.
To apply to a CET program, click the “Apply Now” button on the page of the program you’ve selected. You’ll then create a CET account and receive access to the application materials.
A typical CET Pre-College application includes:
This form asks for basic academic information and a few short statements about your goals for study abroad.
An official high school transcript is required. You also submit a transcript for any college-level coursework taken. Official transcripts may be scanned and uploaded, e-transcripts may be submitted, or hard copy official transcripts may be sent in a sealed, signed envelope.
Use the link in your online account to send a recommendation request to one of your current or previous high school teachers.
For programs with language pre-requisites. This form includes a few questions about your previous language courses and a short writing sample in the target language.
You may be asked to provide a visa application, course selections, and/or other program-specific elements.
See individual program pages for more details.
Eligibility & Inclusion
To be eligible for a CET Pre-College program, you must:
Is there a GPA requirement? Competitive applicants are motivated high school students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. However, admissions decisions are made on a case-by-case basis, so students with lower GPAs are still encouraged to apply.
We believe in making study abroad accessible to all students. We recruit and actively support academically qualified students of all races, religions, origins, abilities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until each program’s final deadline. When each item in your online account has been checked off, congratulations, your application is complete! For most programs, you will receive an admissions decision within 2 weeks of receipt of your completed application.
All CET Pre-College summer programs — March 31
China Fieldwork Semester — October 15