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Summer Programs

last updated: January 2020


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Eve & Gene Black Summer Medical Career Program 

(for current 11th and 12th grade students)


This is a medical mentorship/internship open to students in the 11th or 12th grade when they fill out an application.  Under the supervision of a medical facility coordinator, selected participants shadow various medical professionals (nurse, nutritionist, pharmacist, lab technician and/or physician, etc.)  2, 3, and 4 week programs are available..  


For more information and to apply please use the following link:   http://www.lapedsoc.org/summer under Summer Program tab


2020 Applications available mid-December and are due February 17, 2020


  • Typed Applications: We HIGHLY RECOMMEND that students go to our website to type their applications or to download and save a copy to type and complete later. (To do this, students must have the free Adobe Reader program.)
  • NO Online Submission: Students need to print both pages of their completed application, have them signed by a parent/guardian and then submit with other required documents needed for an application set.



The Bronfman Fellowship

The Annual Bronfman Fellowship is a fully funded fellowship offered to intellectually curious and mature Jewish students of all backgrounds, who are in their junior year of high school. The program will take place in the summer of 2020


The merit based Fellowship will be awarded to 26 individuals. The program includes an all-expense paid five-week trip to Israel and two seminars in New York City. Fellows travel through Israel, explore their Jewish identity, and connect to Israeli peers.

No Jewish educational background is required for eligibility.


Apply online:  www.bronfman.org

Deadline to Apply: November 30, 2019



USC Bovard Scholars Summer Program

(for current 11th grade students)

Free college prep program at USC for high achieving students with financial need. Bovard Scholars will receive college application and financial aid guidance, test prep, and career exploration opportunities.

Bovard Scholars are high-achieving, resilient and place a high value on education. They show leadership and are ready to take ownership of their academic path to success.


  • Junior in high school (11th grader) at time of application
  • Currently hold a 4.0 GPA or above
  • Enrolled in Algebra II, Trigonometry or above
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have taken advanced placement/international baccalaureate courses, if offered

We offer the program at no cost to students or families.  USC will pay for transportation to and from campus for students coming from outside of Southern California.

Application:  https://usc-bovardscholars.smapply.org/prog/bovardscholars/.  Deadline to apply: January 17th, 2020 - 5:00pm PST


CSUDH Summer 2020 Tech Camps

Cal State Dominguez Hills if offering summer camps featuring Video Game Design, Website Design, Animation, Illustration and Special Effects for Video Games. For more information visit www.csudh.edu/ceie/video-game-design. or call 310-243-2075



Coro Southern California – Youth Fellows Program

(for current 10th - 12th grade students) 

For the past 60 years, Coro Southern California (www.corola.org) has played an integral role in identifying and developing leaders to tackle some of the most pressing issues of our time. Coro Southern California will be launching a Youth Fellows program this summer.  

The Youth Fellows program is seeking highly qualified, enthusiastic applicants who are current 10th -12th grade students.

Applicants must be ready to grow in their leadership skills and explore the Los Angeles area landscape.

Six week full-time program:  Mid June - July

Information regarding the timeline, structure of the program, application and other logistics can be found on the website at www.corola.org/youth



El Camino College Community Education - Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs  Programs for 9th-11th Graders and Entering 12th Graders and College Students.  For more information or to register, call the institute of Reading Development at:  1-800-903-0162.


Gnomon Digital Arts Summer Camp - Los Angeles

Visual Effects/Games/Animation.  Class Details Registration, and Parent Testimonials at:




Kaiser Permanente LAUNCH High School Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) - paid

(must be 16+ years old)

The Kaiser Permanente LAUNCH (Learn About Unlimited New Careers in Health Care) High School Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) has been creating opportunities for underserved high school students since 1968.

They offer paid summer work experience at Kaiser Permanente facilities throughout California. As a SYEP student, you’ll be paid for your time, working in one of their departments while learning about careers in health care. The SYEP focuses on health care careers that are in demand. They offer a well-rounded program that will help you prepare for an exciting future in health care.

Program Highlights

When you are accepted into the SYEP, every effort will be made to match you with a supervisor who shares your field of interest and to assign you to a department offering summer jobs that also match your interests. Through extensive workshops, exercises, and team-oriented projects, you’ll learn how Kaiser Permanente’s various departments function and gain valuable insight on how to prepare for a career in health care.

Criteria to Apply:

  • Must be between the ages of 16 and 20.
  • Program does give priority to Junior or Senior high school students
  •  Must be a high school student or recent high school graduate.

For more information, visit: https://epf.kp.org/wps/portal/hrpublic/home/syep_scal_ncal 


Oregon Private College Week - Monday, July 27th - Friday, July 31, 2020

Oregon Private College Week is an annual event coordinated to help students discover if an Oregon private college is right for them.  During this five-day event, 11 independent, nonprofit colleges host a campus tour and admission information session every day at 9am and 2pm.  OPCW is an efficient way for students, families, and college access professionals to experience several of Oregon's private colleges!

Participating Colleges:  Concordia University, Corban University, George Fox University, Lewis & Clark College, Linfield College, Northwest Christian University, Pacific University, Reed College, University of Portland, Warner Pacific University, Willamette University.

For more information and to sign-up for the OPCW email list, visit: www.oregonprivatecolleges.com or call 503-342-0004.


The Riordan Scholars Program

(for current 9-11th grade students)

The Riordan Scholars Program targets 9th, 10th and 11th grade students who are college bound and interested in developing the necessary leadership skills to succeed in business and college.

Eligibility Requirements:

Current freshman, sophomore or junior in high school.

Applicant will be in the 1st generation in their family to go to college.Applicant demonstrates leadership skills and community service involvement.Cumulative grade point average at least a 3.0 on a 4.0.

The curriculum includes:

Eight Saturday Sessions at UCLA Anderson School of Management, personal UCLA Anderson Personal UCLA Anderson Mentors, Real Estate and Stock Market Competition, SAT Prep, Executive Guest Speakers, College Application and Financial Aid workshops, Professional Development Seminars, Northern California College Tour

All of the above is provided on a tuition FREE basis!


Learn more about the program: www.anderson.ucla.edu/riordan

Visit our new website: http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/programs-and-outreach/riordan-programs 



Medical summer programs for high school students:  http://blog.prepscholar.com/medical-programs-for-high-school-students


Summer Study Abroad Programs:  https://www.goabbeyroad.com/


Adelphi University - Summer Pre-College Program


Program options include: Intro to Nursing, Psychology Fiction, Intro to Game Programming, NYC Art Lab, Acting and Performance Bootcamp, New York Business, Summer Science Institute, and working at the University Hospital.




Barnard Summer in NYC (In Partnership With Columbia University)

Programs for female-identifying students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school..  Barnard Programs provide a wonderful opportunity for students to enjoy a pre-college experience and college preparation while exploring New York City.  Check out all of the different summer programs offered at:




Berridge Programs - Summer Conservatory of Acting and Film

Summer opportunity to attend Acting & Film Conservatory abroad. Location: Chateau le Mont Epinguet, France. Dates: June 25th - July 21st, 2016. Scholarships are available.




Beacon College Summer for Success Program (for students with Learning differences)

Summer opportunity for students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and other learning differences.





Berkeley Summer Sessions

Summer opportunity for high school students who want to take courses, co-curricular activities, and workshops planned for pre-collegiate students.




Binghamton Summer College 

 A two-week program that provides an early college experience for academically talented, rising high-school juniors and seniors. Take courses such as "Intro to Engineering", "Business Foundations and Leadership Academy", "Speech and Debate", "Behind the Scenes at the Museum", and "How to be a Writer", taught by distinguished Binghamton




Boston University Pre-College Programs

Program options include: Academic Immersion Intro to Medicine (AIM), a 3 week program for sophomores and juniors, and Research in Science and Engineering (RISE), a 6 week program.


Bucknell University

Bucknell Academy Summer Experience (BASE).  Bucknell faculty and students from across academic areas will share expertise and work with participants to find innovative solutions to pressing current issues.  Open to rising high school juniors and seniors this summer.  We are looking for applicants with a strong academic record, who enjoy collaborating and leading, and have a genuine interest in the liberal arts and creative problem solving.  Applications are due no later than May 1st.



Campus Oxford: Summer Programs in Oxford & Cambridge, UK

Social Entrepreneurship program,Ecological Leadership program, and Summer Advanced Studies courses for High School students.



Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre-College Program

The Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Program is open to incoming Juniors and Seniors! Students can choose from the following programs: Advanced Placement/Early Admission, Fine Arts (Architecture, Art & Design, Drama, or Music), and the National High School Game Academy.



Case Western Reserve University Pre-College Summer Programs

Still in high school but ready for a collegiate experience?  Science, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Social Justice, and Women in STEM are some of the programs offered. Application deadline is May 1st.




Chaminade University of Honolulu

Emerging Scholars Pre-College Summer Programs - This immersive, inspiring, transformative program gives high school students the opportunity to experience college life on a beautiful 65-acre campus, a stone's throw away from Waikiki.  Under the guidance of full-time faculty, students will explore their academic passions in a supportive and engaging environment alongside a diversity of peers.

For more information visit:  chaminade.edu/precollege or email precollege@chaminade.edu.   



Columbia University Summer Programs for High School Students

Programs offered in NYC  - 3 week Summer Immersion Program, and College Credit Program.  Summer Global Immersion - Barcelona.




Cornell University Summer College 

Program options include:  Architecture, Art - Design and Fashion, Business, College Success, Engineering and Computing, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Hotel Management, Law and Government; Leadership, Literature, Medicine, Psychology, Research and Science, Social Change and Sustainability, Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science.  



Cornell Engineering Programs

Curie Academy – For girls interested in math and science. 




Catalyst Academy - For rising high school juniors and seniors from underrepresented backgrounds who want to explore engineering in an interactive environment.  




COSMOS - UC Math and Science Summer Program -  is an intensive four-week summer residential program for students who have demonstrated an aptitude for academic and professional careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Talented and motivated students completing grades 8-12 have the opportunity to work with renowned faculty, researchers and scientists in state-of-the-art facilities, while exploring advanced STEM topics far beyond the courses usually offered in California high schools. Through challenging curricula that are both hands-on and lab intensive, COSMOS fosters its students’ interests, skills, and awareness of educational and career options in STEM fields.

Students apply to one of the four University of California’s COSMOS campuses — UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC San Diego and UC Santa Cruz. While each campus employs the best practices in STEM education, the curriculum of each program builds on the unique teaching and research expertise of its faculty and host campus. Each campus can only accommodate about 160-200 participants, so selection is competitive. A typical COSMOS student has a GPA of 3.5 or above. Students must have achieved academic excellence.

For more information please go to:  https://cosmos-ucop.ucdavis.edu/app/main


Davidson College - July Experience

Three weeks, two classes, one authentic Davidson experience.  Join us this summer for a powerful pre-college program for rising high school juniors and seniors.  For more information go to:  www.davidson.edu/JulyExperience 



Denison University - Reynolds Young Writers Workshop

Every summer for more than two decades, talented high school students (current sophomores and juniors) have been welcomed to Denison University in Granville, Ohio, for the acclaimed Reynolds Young Writers Workshop. The workshop is an eight-day residential program that incorporates small creative writing workshops, group sessions with Denison creative writing faculty and notable visiting writers, and much more.
Only 36 students get the chance to come to "The Hill" to participate each June. That means students experience small, intimate writing workshops and one-on-one interactions with people who have made writing their career. 
This is your students' chance to work with award-winning authors whose work has appeared in publications like the New Yorker, The Atlantic, and SB Nation; who have published books; who care deeply about storytelling; and who love to teach.
Financial assistance is available to families who need it, and information about the program is online at reynolds.denison.edu. The online application portal will open in January.
If you have any questions, you can reach us at reynoldswriting@denison.edu
or at 740-587-6207.



Duke Summer Session offers a variety of programs for high school students, programs include: 

Summer College - A four-week, credit-bearing program for students currently in 10th - 12th grade in which they take undergraduate-level courses.  

Summer Academy - A three-week program for students currently in 9th - 12th grade in which they take a certificate course.

Accelerated STEM Academy - A one-week, STEM-based program for students currently in 9th - 12th grade that consists of a variety of hand-on labs, tours of Duke's research facilities, faculty lectures, and workshops.

For more information and to apply go to:  www.summersession.edu.


Emerson College: Summer Pre-College Program
Summer opportunity for high school students with a passion for arts and communication. Programs include filmmaking, acting, theatre, journalism, and political communication.



FIDM Summer Programs

3 day summer program that includes hands on workshops, and classes taught by FIDM instructors. 



Furman Summer Scholars

Furman University Office of Admissions offers this opportunity for rising high school seniors and juniors to participate in classes led by some of Furman's favorite professors, live on campus, and get a taste of college life.  Challenge your mind, make new friends, and have fun while taking part in lectures, discussions, debates, laboratory research, field trips, group and individual projects, and so much more!   

For course information and to register, visit www.furman.edu/summerscholars.



Global Academy

Non credit summer program exploring various subject areas that inlcude American Business, Robotics, and Summer English Academy.

Study Abroad: Spend 2 weeks in Dublin, Ireland exploring history of the country or explore ecology and conservation of the cloud forest in Costa Rica with UVM faculty while earning 3 college credits. Application available mid November.

College Courses: Take 1 or more of the 100+UVM courses offered at 50% off regular tuition rates while earning college credits. Registration opens mid February.




Havey Mudd College Summer College

HMC will offer 10 3-credit hour courses from a variety of departments including Biology, Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences, the Arts, Mathematics, and Physics. Questions, email:  summersession@hmc.edu or go to the HMC Summer Session website:





Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University Summer Pre-College Programs - one and two-week options are available in sciences, technology, and the humanities.  For more information go to:  summerprograms.jhu.edu



Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture Summer Programs are designed to give high school students (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) interested in the design and building professions the opportunity to experience life as an architecture or landscape architecturestudent in the global city. The deadline for summer 2020 is April 24, 2020.

For more information and to apply go to:  https://www.iit.edu/academics/pre-college-programs/summer-programs/college-prep.   



Lewis & Clark College 

Write In The Heart of Portland Writing Workshop

June 23 - July 6th, 2019 

Fir Acres is a two-week residential summer creative writing program for talented 10th, 11th, and 12th graders.  Priority Application Deadline:  January 1, 2019.  For more information or to apply go to:  GO.LCLARK.EDU/FIRACRES



LSU (Louisiana State University) Pre-College Summer Program

High school students can check out college while they are still in high school!  Tiger U lets students in grades 9 -12 explore special interest areas in an intensive, high-level program.  The courses are academically engaging and build college readiness.  In residential camps, students can live on campus and get a taste of college life.  Specialty and technology courses cover interests from video game design to film making.  Register before May 20th to take advantage of early registration discounts.  Courses fill quickly!  For more information and to register please use the following link: 





Loyola Marymount (LA) Pre-College Summer Program

Programs include:  Environmental Science, Screenwriting, Business Administration, Leadership Exploration, Acting for the Camera and Stage, Liberal Arts,  Application deadline - April 30th. 




The Lyle School of Engineering Camp at SMU.  

Engineering camp for 11th and 12th grade students is designed to give students interested in pursuing higher education and careers in STEM fields an opportunity to live on campus in residence halls; be mentored by representatives from the SMU Lyle faculty, students and staff; and participate in discussions while working on a real world, hands-on design project in SMU’s Deason Innovation Gym.   


For more information: call 214-468-2070 or go to: https://smulyleschool.formstack.com/forms/1112_grade_summer_camp_




Marist Fashion Design Pre-College Programs

Summer institutes take place on main campus in New York or in Florence, Italy. This is a great opportunity for students to earn 3 college credits and "try on" the fashion program at Marist. 




McGill University Summer Academy

Students in grades 10 and 11 from across the world will have the opportunity to participate in classes, workshops, and social activities introducing them to university life, McGill, and Montreal - all while being hosted in a McGill Residence! Application opens online in January, due by February 7th.  Those interested in learning more about the McGill Summer Academy can go to:  



Miami University-Oxford, Ohio Summer Scholars Program

This is an opportunity for academically talented rising high school juniors and seniors to spend two weeks on Miami's campus exploring a topic of their choice with an acclaimed Miami faculty member.  The program offers students a significant advantage in the college application process, with structured workshops focused on application essay writing, an introduction to financial aid and scholarships, and sessions on developing leadership skills.    

Apply:  MiamiOH.edu/summerscholars. 


Montana State Summer Programs

Experience Summer at Montana State University in the classroom, outdoors, or online to advance or complete your educational goals.

register at:  www.montana.edu/summer or for more information call 406-994-7136 or email summer@montana.edu 



New York Film Academy  

Hands-on intensive summer camps in Filmmaking, Acting For Film, Music Video, Digital Photography, Screenwriting, Video Game Design, 3D Animation, Musical Theatre, Broadcast Journalism.  Locations include:  NYC, Los Angeles (Universal Studios backlot), Harvard University, Disney Studios (FL), Florence, Paris, Australia.  



Northfield Mount Hermon Summer Session

Programs offered include:  College Prep Program, English as a Second Language, Community Service In India.  





Northwestern University – National High School Institute of Film and Video

Spend your summer making movies instead of just watching them.



NYU Tisch Pre-College Summer Program


Variety of courses to choose from, and scholarships are available. Deadline to apply to scholarships is April 1st




Otis College Summer of Art Program

Immerse yourself in a dynamic, creative environment with other students who are passionate about art and design.  This Summer, build and develop your creative and artistic skills while exploring a specific medium or aspect of art and design.

www.otis.edu/summer-art or call 310.665.6864



Oxbridge Academic Programs

Locations include:  Cambridge, Oxford, St. Andrews, UCLA, Paris, Montipellier, New York City, Barcelona, Salamanca; programs vary by location.  




Pratt Institute PreCollege Summer Programs

Earn college credits and develop your portfolio with courses in:  Architecture, Art, Design, Fashion, Creative Writing, and more.    



Regis College Summer Scholars Program

Get a head start on your college experience, and earn six credits over the course of five weeks through a blend of online and classroom courses taught by dynamic faculty. At the end of the program, spend a week living as a college student in suite-style residence halls and participating in activities on Regis' beautiful suburban campus.  You'll also have the opportunity to visit Boston's Faneuil Hall and go on a Boston Harbor Cruise.  

Visit regiscollege.edu/summerscholars for full course descriptions and 2020 application. 


Rhode Island School of Design Pre-College Program

Six week program follows a college-level curriculum with day-long studio classes, critiques, and final projects.Open to current high school students who have finished tenth or eleventh grade and are 16 to 18 years old may apply.



Ringling College of Art and Design

Summer of Creativity - PreCollege offers the very best of the art college experience.  You'll get in-depth immersion in major areas of study, and hands-on studio instruction in core courses tat provide fundamental skills and experiences similar to those in a first year curriculum.  Ringling College faculty and teaching assistants will take time to work with you and push you to create your absolute best work.  You'll get info on how to put together a portfolio and complete college applications, and you'll gain insight into the expanding world of creative careers.

 www.ringling.edu/precollege or call 941-955-8869


Sacred Heart University Pre-College

Pre-College students participate in a two-week academic course and student development program that is challenging, rewarding and fun.  With access to all of the resources, support, and expertise offered by a nationally-ranked University. Programs include:  Education, Multimedia Production, Pre-Health, Contemporary Legal Controversies, Politics and Debate, Exploration and Research in Coding and Gaming.  For more information visit: 

www.sacredheart.edu/precollege or email precollege@sacredheart.edu



Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts - Wash U. in St. Louis: High School Pre-College Program

Summer program at Washington University in Saint Louis. Program options include Architecture Discovery Program  and Portfolio Plus Program. 




Savannah College of Art and Design Summer Seminars

Students attend two workshops which may include demonstrations, lectures, studio work, and local field trips, and are taught by SCAD professors, alumni or selected graduate students.   



School of the Art Institute Early College Program Summer Institute

For high school students who are at least 15 years old and not more than 18 years of age who have completed their sophomore year are eligible to enroll in the program.  Housing, merit scholarships, and need-based aid are available!  

www.ecp@saic.edu or call 312-629-6170



Skidmore Summer Pre-College Program 

Program options include:   American Studies, Anthropology, Art, Ceramics, Digital Foundations, Drawing, Economics, English Composition and Literature, Exercise Science, Fiber Arts, Foreign Languages and Literature, Mathematics, Painting, Philosophy and Religion, Photography, Printmaking, Psychology, Physics, Sociology. 


Studio Art:  skidmore.edu/summerstudioart



Smith College - Pre-College Program

Program for high school girls. Options include: Young Women's Writing Workshop,Science and Engineering, Women's History, Field Studies in Sustainability, College Admissions Workshop.




Stanford - High School Summer Program

Program for students ages 16-19. Choose from more than 145 college courses in 30 academic departments!




Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) - Residential Programs

Summer Residential Programs offered at the following colleges: Bryn Mawr, Emory, Fairfield University, Princeton, Tulane University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of Chicago, University of Miami, and Yale. All Summer Institute for the Gifted programs require evidence of high academic ability and/or achievement. Documentation can be submitted at the time of application in the form of test scores, gifted program acceptance letters or other applicable evidence of giftedness. Students applying to the Residential/Commuter Program must be ages 9-17.

Questions - GiftedStudy.org/teachers or call 866-303-4744.


To apply: http://giftedstudy.org/admissions.asp



Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC) Design Immersion Days 

This is an immersive four-week summer program that introduces high school students to careers in architecture and design as they explore how products, buildings environments are designed and made.

*Develop a series of design projects with one-on-one mentoring from Sci-Arc faculty

*Learn design software

*Build a portfolio for college admissions

*Visit iconic sites, museums and design studios in Los Angeles


For more information go to:  www.sciarc.edu/did or call 213-356-5320 or email admissions@sciarc.edu



Syracuse University Summer College

June to mid-August Syracuse University offers credit and noncredit precollege programs for 1-6 weeks.

Learn more and apply at:  www.summercollege.syr.edu/discover



St. Mary's College Theological Summer Institute

Embody is a week-long theological summer institute for high school girls held at Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana.  The $180 fee covers tuition, room and board, and all activities.  Space is limited.  For more information and to apply go to:




Smith College Summer Precollege Programs

Open to academically talented young women entering grades 9, 10, 11, and 12.  Enrollment is limited to ensure a quality academic experience.  The program's selective admissions process is based on a student's academic performance in middle or high school, a written essay and a teacher recommendation.  Students must have a strong record of academic achievement, a high level of motivation and a willingness to explore. Programs include Summer Science and Engineering Program, Young Women's Writing Workshop, Hidden Lives:  Discovering Women's History, field Studies for Sustainable Futures.  Financial aid is available on a limited basis.  For more information and to submit your application:  www.smith.edu/summer.




Texas A&M Summer Opportunities in Aerospace Research

Camp Soar - A six day summer camp designed to expose upcoming high school juniors and seniors with an interest in aerospace engineering to the research and facilities at Texas A & M University's Department of Aerospace Engineering. During the week, students will be able to explore the field through hands-on design-build projects of airplanes, rockets, helicopters or air ships.  Camp fee, including participation, housing and meals, is $600.  There will be a limited number of partial scholarships available for those with a demonstrated need.  To apply go to:  http://engineering.tamu.edu/aerospace/campsoar.  Applications close April 1.  



United States Naval Academy Summer STEM Program

This program is designed to encourage rising 9th - 11th graders to pursue a course of study in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  For one week, campers will create, build, and explore in world-class lab facilities and experience real-life application and learning at one of the Top 5 "Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs" in the country.  Applications open in January.



United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar

The United States Naval Academy offers opportunities to challenge your limits.  Consider attending one week in June at the U.S. Naval Academy's Summer Session in Annapolis, Maryland.  This fast-paced, six-day experience will take you beyond anything you have ever done before.  Applications open online in January..  





University of Alabama: Early College Summer Program 

Summer programs available for sophomores, juniors and seniors. Must have a 3.0 GPA. 



University of British Columbia

Programs include:  Applied Science and Environmental Science. 



UC Irvine Summer Surgery Program

The program offers two, two-week intense sessions for mature high school students who are at least 16 years old, have a minimum GPA of 3.5, and are currently enrolled in high school.  Observe live surgical cases, gain hands-on experience with our state of the art da Vinci robot. Learn actual surgical skills in open laparoscopic and robotic surgery through surgical skills workshops.  Perform in-depth fetal pig dissection with an emphasis on the types of surgical cases the students will see in the operating room.   If you are interested, go to:  http://www.urology.uci.edu/education_summersurgery.shtml to apply.  For more information email:  summersurgery@uci.edu




UC Irvine High School Summer Institute in Law Program

The High School Summer Institute in Law program is designed for high-achieving students who have at least completed their sophomore year and want to enhance their college applications, aspire to work in law, or want t learn valuable professional skills.  Taught by renowned UCI Law faculty, students will be introduced to the U.S. legal system and major areas of law.

Questions:  glee@law.uci.edu, phone:  949-824-3626




UCLA Summer Sessions For High School Students

During the summer, high school students have a unique opportunity to earn college credit by enrolling in UCLA undergraduate courses.  Over 100 courses in 50 subject areas are open to high school students who want to experience UCLA's academic rigor.  All course work is recorded on an official UCLA transcript.

 For a full list of courses, visit summer.ucla.edu/academiccourses/hscourselist



UCLA Film and Television Summer Institute

Programs offer:  UCLA Department of Film, Television and Digital Media credit-bearing curriculum, field trip to a Hollywood Studio, high profile guest speakers from Hollywood.  For more information and to register go to:




UCSD School of Medicine Emerge Conference

Do you want to be a doctor someday?  Emerge is a hands-on, immersive medical conference for students ages 14 - 20 taught by a huge team of world-class doctors and nurses.  June 21, 2019

Register online at:  www.emergetheconference.com



UC Santa Barbara - Science and Engineering Research Academy (SERA)

UC Santa Barbara - Research Mentorship Program (RMP)

UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) offers two exciting summer research programs for students in the 9-11th grades.  These programs provide students with a unique opportunity to gain university-level research experience as well as earning college credit.  For more information, please visit the following websites:  SERA - summer.ucsb.edu/sera; or for RMP - summer.ucsb.edu/rmp



UC Santa Barbara - Sports Industry Summer Academy

1 week instense summer program that includes academy workshops, university housing and meals, an academy polo shirt, and resource binder. Great for any student interested in sports management, or working in the sports industry.


Apply online at www.SportsIndustryAcademy.com 



The University of Chicago Summer Pre-College Programs

The programs draw from the multidisciplinary emphasis and intellectual richness of the College's Core curriculum.  Programs include:  Pathways - explore a cutting-edge field of study not often covered in high school curricula through three-week courses in subjects such as economics, molecular engineering data science, law & society, world politics, and urban studies.  Immersion - through labs, discussions, field observations and other hands-on activities students immerse themselves within a specific topic including neuroscience, international relations, art, philosophy, biotechnology, physics, and more.  Stones and Bones - students go behind the scenes at the Field Museum and into the field to learn how fossils are collected, analyzed, and conserved.  Admissions Academy - Along with any other summer opportunity students may take advantage of workshops that focus on the holistic admissions process, provide insights on admissions to highly selective colleges and universities.  For more information email:  summersession@uchicago.edu or call 773-702-2149. 


  To apply go to: summer.uchicago.edu  



University of Notre Dame Summer Study Abroad Experiences

Rome or Ireland?  Whichever you decide, you'll walk away with incredible memories and invaluable experiences.  For rising high school seniors only.  Application deadline is January 27, 2020. 

For more information and to register go to:  precollege.nd.edu/study-abroad/



University of Notre Dame Summer Pre-College Programs

As a participant in Summer Scholars or Leadership Seminars, you will have the opportunity to choose an organization to serve alongside as you live and learn on campus.Projects may include walking dogs at the local shelter, collecting donations at a food drive, mentoring children, or planting vegetables in a community garden.  Service provides needed perspective and significance to all facets of life, cultivating a spirit of connection to each other.  At Notre Dame Pre-College, the edicational experience truly is holistic, as a world in need becomes your classroom.  

For more information and to register go to: precollege.nd.edu



UPenn Engineering - Summer Academy

Intensive 3 week courses in Biotechnology, Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Engineering Complex Networks, Nanotechnology, and Robotics. Need based financial aid is available. Application deadlines:  Priority - February, Final -March




UPenn: Wharton Summer Programs

Summer program options include: Moneyball Academy (sports through statistics), Management & Technology Summer Institute, Leadership in the Business World, and Sports Business Academy. All programs are for rising Juniors and Seniors. More information on applications and deadlines can be found in the links below:




University of Rochester's Pre-College Programs

Students will spend the summer taking college-level courses and getting a taste of the college experience.  You will join other high school students from around the world, participating in one-week courses, credit courses, or intensive programs in business, engineering, film, medicine, and pathology. Questions? 

Contact us at 585-275-3221 or precollege@rochester.edu


University of St. Andrews – Scotland                                                                                                                                                          Summer programs include:  Creative Writing, Science, Scottish Studies, Excursions.




USC Summer Programs

For 10th, 11th, and 12th Students.  Programs offered include:  Architecture, Business, Engineering, Global Studies, Intensive English, Journalism, Performing Arts, Pre-Health, Pre-Law, Science, Visual Arts, and Writing. 


USC Bovard Scholars

The USC Bovard Scholars program helps high-achieving rising seniors with financial need gain admission to and succeed at the nation's top universities.  Includes a three-week summer residential program on USC's campus at no cost to the student.  Apply when you are a junior in high school. 

bovardscholars.usc.edu  213-740-5679  


University of Vermont Summer Programs

Summer Academy:4 week experience (2 on campus, 2 on line) to earn UVM college credit in subject areas that include pre-vet, pre-med, emerging scientist, leadership, makers, writers, pre-engineering, and environment. Applications available starting mid November 

. https://www.uvm.edu/~summer/precollege/


University of Wisconsin-Madison College Access Program (CAP)

Three week summer residential program open to first generation college students or students of limited/low income status regardless of race.  Students must be a rising sophomore or junior to apply.This program is available to students determined to succeed academically and who desire additional preparation for college.





Washington University in St. Louis – Sam Fox School of Design

Summer Pre-College Programs include:  Architecture Discovery, and Portfolio Plus.




Washington University in St. Louis – Summer Experiences

High School Summer Scholars Program/High School Summer Institutes. Tuition assistance is available!




Washington University in St. Louis

WashU's Olin business School offers an exclusive week-long summer program for women who are eager to learn more about leadership development and opportunities in business.  This program is for rising junior and senior high school students.For 




Westmont College Pre-College Programs

As a Westmont Summer Scholar or participant in the Trailhead program, join students from across the country for an unforgettable summer experience in Santa Barbara, California. 





William & Mary Pre-Collegiate Summer Program - Early American History

National Institute of American History and Democracy (NIAHD) Pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American History is for juniors, seniors, and graduating seniors. Looking for highly motivated students. Scholarships are available.




Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Frontiers is an exciting residential opportunity for rising juniors and seniors to explore STEM disciplines and humanities.  Students from around the globe come together to get a closer look at on-campus college life.  Applications are open as of December 2018 and closed April 1, 2019.