College Prep

Summer Pre-College Program in Boston with enrichment courses in either College Admissions, SAT/ACT, TOEFL iBT Prep, Business and Marketing
Pre-College Programs , SAT / ACT Prep & College Admissions
Emerson College, Boston, MA
A room without books is like a body without a soul.
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Emerson College, Boston, MA

Option 1:
July 5 - 18
Option 2:
July 19 - Aug 1
Option 3:
Any two sessions
Emerson College Dorm

Boston College, Boston University, Harvard, Tufts, Northeastern and more!

Grades 9-12

SAT/ACT Test Prep

College Admissions Prep & Essay Writing


Journalism & Creative Writing

Business & Marketing

Opt 1: 2 weeks
Opt 2: 2 weeks
Opt 3: 4 weeks

Knowing where to start studying for the SAT can be an overwhelming question. Should you get a book? Enroll in an online course? Find a tutor who will come to your house? Just like deciding whether to take the SAT or ACT, the answers to these questions depend on you. In-person prep is likely a good fit for you if you enjoy learning around other people. Whether you thrive in a traditional classroom setting or learn well with a one-on-one tutor, in-person SAT prep programs give you face-to-face support as you prepare for the exam.

Join us in beautiful Boston this summer for an authentic pre-college experience while taking full advantage of living on a college campus right in the heart of the city.

Program highlights: Improve your test scores, write a winning college essay, tour well-known local universities, and colleges. Live in modern, fully air-conditioned, spacious student dorms on the campus of Emerson College in the heart of downtown Boston. Enjoy all you can eat dining in the dining hall and sample local cuisine.

Choose your academic track:

1. SAT or ACT Prep with College Admissions

2. Business and Marketing

3. Journalism and Creative Writing

4. TOEFL iBT Prep Course

5. AP prep

All courses are taught in small group settings by university professors or working professionals.

Optional tours of Harvard, MIT, Boston University, Tufts, Northeastern and other fine universities. Enjoy sports in the Boston Commons, the excitement of Faneuil Hall, comedy shows, movies, a day at the beach and more!

All-inclusive 2 or 4-week sessions. Airport transfer service at no additional cost.

With an equal mix of American and International students, you will meet friends from around the world.

No-Stress Travel Guarantee

Whether you missed your connecting flight, lost your luggage or encountered any other problem, rest easy knowing that our staff and travel agents will help you with all necessary arrangements, help you re-book your flights, find a hotel room and cover all necessary expenses, such as meals, clothes, personal items, and more.

If you were there...

  • Morning
    College prep class
  • Morning
    SAT class
  • Morning
    Afternoon Tutoring
  • Afternoon
    Reviewing Tufts University brochure
  • Afternoon
    At the Franklin Park Zoo
  • Afternoon
    Boston College Tour
  • Afternoon
    Boston University Tour
  • Afternoon
    Kayaking on the Charles River

Emma H.

The spectrum of these ranges from strictly living out of a hiking backpack for two weeks in the North West to residing in a French dorm with the goal of foreign immersion. While all of these trips have been rewarding and well worth my time in their own ways, my latest journey to Boston for the Abbey Road test Prep Program was incredibly fulfilling for the particular time in my life that it came. It goes without saying that the majority of students approaching the fall semester of their senior year typically experience high anxiety with ...

  • College Admissions & SAT/ACT Prep

    SAT or ACT prep and College Admissions taught by industry experts 

    Daily classes in SAT or ACT prep and four full-length practice tests are designed to help you achieve your best scores. Taught by professional instructors coming from Harvard, Princeton, Stanford and other top U.S. Universities, you can expect to see 100-300 point increases at the conclusion of the course.

    The college admissions process can be complicated and stressful for many students. During the afternoon class our college counselors and professionals, will help you complete The Common Application, and write a winning college admissions essay to improve your chances of acceptance into the university of your dreams. Additionally, we run confidence building mock interviews designed to challenge and condition students for the real thing. For students in need of extra attention, our caring and experienced teachers are always available for individual tutoring to help cultivate their confidence and achieve their personal academic goals.

  • Marketing and Journalism Academies

    In our Marketing Academy, students will learn the components of a successful marketing campaign. Integrating Social Media Marketing, with more traditional best practices, this course will help familiarize our students with potential career paths in media and marketing agencies. Students will utilize case studies, group projects and visits to local businesses. Top students will be chosen for a paid winter marketing internship with Abbey Road!

    Our Journalism program is an exciting hybrid course combing journalism, and digital media. Students will discover best practices of investigative journalism while going out in the field and working hand in hand with our working professionals. Students will learn how the emerging online sources of news and social media giants are shaping the industry. Participants will have the opportunity to showcase their work by creating blogs and content for the Abbey Road Website!

  • TOEFL iBT Prep Course

    The Internet Based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) is the most popular examination among non-native English speakers who are applying to American Universities. During Abbey Road’s TOEFL prep course students will get acquainted with the strategies and techniques needed for acing the exam. In order to prepare future applicants for the actual test, students will be given several preparatory exams and will get individual feedback from our professional instructors coming from Harvard, Princeton, Stanford and other top U.S. Universities.

    After successful completion of the program students will leave with improved English reading, listening, speaking and writing skills which will help them get their desired TOEFL score.

  • Residential Life at Emerson College

    The dorm” is a central part of any college experience. By living on Emerson’s campus, you’ll get to experience this part of college life ahead of time (with the added benefit of your Abbey Road staff members living in the same building). You’ll be on the college “meal plan,” live in campus dorms with your Abbey Road peers and be expected to manage your daily schedule and look after your dorm space (yes we mean pick up after yourself and do your own laundry). In your free time (and respecting our safety guidelines) you’ll be ideally located to easily take advantage of the excitement of Boston’s city center, historic neighborhoods, waterfront and famous Theater district with friends.

  • Evening and Weekend Activities

    Rich with culture, food and New England charm, Boston is the quintessential city for teenagers to spend their summer. Staying at Emerson College, an easy walk from the Boston Commons Park, The North End, and Newbury Street, makes for fun group and free time activities!

    Past favorites have included:

    • Taking in some sun and beach volleyball at the Castle Island Beach
    • Learning how chocolate gets made and enjoying unlimited tastings at the Taza Chocolate Factory
    • Comedy shows, movie nights and city scavenger hunts
    • Touring Historic Fenway Park, home of the Redsox
    • Visits to the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Isabella Stewart Museum
    •  Soccer and Flag Football in the Commons
    • Shopping on Newbury Street and the SOWA open market
    • Candlepin Bowling in South Boston
    • Live entertainment, lawn games and light up swings at The Lawn on D

From the blog

Kayaking on the Charles River

After a morning of class, students went kayaking on the Charles River Monday afternoon. This was the first time in a kayak for some, but they were all naturals! We stopped for ice cream near the MIT campus on the way back. [caption id="attachment_4608" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Students put on life vests prior to ...

by Staff, Staff Blogger

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