Summer Programs

Summer Programs

last updated: April 2024


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 West Point’s Summer Leaders Experience(SLE)

At West Point we develop Leaders of Character, and we are looking for high-achieving young people who are in great standing with their school and community, and who want to challenge themselves.

What is SLE?

  • SLE is a one-week program for current Juniors (High School Class of 2025) to visit West Point in June.
  • Students in this program get to spend the week with our cadets, live in the barracks, and eat in the mess hall.
  • Learn about West Point’s world class academics by trying 5 of our 17 academic workshops.
  • Learn about military training and becoming a Leader of Character at West Point by completing two military days to include rappelling, Zodiac boats, combatives (like Jiu-Jitsu) training and more!
  • Challenge themselves physically by attempting the Candidate Fitness Assessment, conducting physical training, and sports.
  • Complete their admissions interview with a cadet.
  • Spend the week making friends with other students from all over the US who are applying to West Point

Our priority application deadline for SLE is Friday March 15th and we will accept applications until April 15th. SLE is competitive and not all who apply are offered to attend.

Learn more about SLE now




Santa Monica College:


Summer experience at SMC! Are you a student in 9th-12th grade?

Join the High School Enrollment Program at SMC for an amazing summer experience! Take a course from the variety of engaging SMC summer offerings for FREE!


Priority application period March 25 to April 30, 2024. Enrollment begins May 7, 2024 


Summer classes begin June 17, 2024. For more information on classes and how to register click HERE





 The LEAP Foundation

LEAP Week is a week-long entrepreneurship and motivational leadership program for high school and college-aged young adults. LEAP Week focuses on building the life skills and

confidence needed to achieve success. Incredible speakers and mentors give advice and motivate participants to identify and achieve their goals, all while living in the dorms at USC, hanging out with their small group, and having fun with friends at the pool, during the talent show, and at the dance on the final night.

The program is from July 21st-27th,2024 at USC. Please click HERE for more information



Eve & Gene Black Summer Medical Career Program 

(for current 11th and 12th grade students)


For more information and to apply please use the following link: under Summer Program tab


Basic program parameters:
• Medical Mentor/Internship Program: Participants will EITHER attend daily online sessions with
presentations/interactive sessions from a variety of general pediatricians, specialists including surgeons,
nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, infectious disease, ophthalmologists, radiologists, child life, therapists, (i.e.,
physical, speech, occupational, or cognitive) OR apply and be accepted to attend an in-person program (in-person
programs subject to change)
• If selected to attend an in-person program, participants are responsible for their own transportation.
• This program is ONLY open to qualified students from Los Angeles and its adjacent counties.
• For In-person programs only: Must confirm that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including a booster
dose if eligible and can provide proof of vaccination and any required boosters upon request.
• Age & Grade Requirement: Applications are accepted from high school students who are currently in the 11th or
12th grade AND born on or before 7/1/08.
• Online Session Times/Dates:
 Session 1: July 8-18, 2024 Monday-Thursday 10:00am-12:15pm
 Session 2: July 22- Aug 1,2024 Monday-Thursday 10:00am-12:15pm
• In- Person Program Dates and Times – will vary by facilities. Please see Facility Address & Requirement List
2024 Application due Friday, February 16 by midnight (PST)
• Applicant Notification: All students will be notified if accepted or not VIA EMAIL by Friday April 5, 2024
• No Fee: There is NO FEE required to participate.





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 2024.

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:

The main part of the application is due by December 4, 2023.  Final deadline for receipt of letters of recommendation and transcript is December 6, 2023.

Summer 2024 STEM Immersion Programs 

Are you interested in science? We have three fun, enriching and accessible Zoom programs this summer that can help you learn more about health science, technology or engineering! The curriculum will be supplemented by discussions, panels, workshops and a small group project intended to give students a comprehensive experience as they consider their future college and career opportunities. 
The sessions will run for 9 Saturday Afternoons (June 8th to August 3rd) 

 All grade levels are welcome to apply (application deadline is May 19th)!
For more information and to apply :

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. Eligibility requirements are listed below:

  • 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:  Deadline to apply: January 12th, 2024 by 5:00pm PST


Coro Southern California – Youth Fellows Program

(for current 10th - 12th grade students) 

For the past 60 years, Coro Southern California ( 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:



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.


USC Summer High School Intensive in Next Generation Engineering- SHINE

SHINE Program Overview:                                                                                                                                                   SHINE is a seven-week summer program where high school students (9-11th grade) get to dive into the world of engineering by joining a USC Viterbi professor's research team. Participants will explore real-world problems in diverse fields, such as biomedicine, robotics, aerospace, and more!

 The deadline is February 16, 2024, so it's coming up pretty fast. So, we’ve planned two Information Sessions to support your students!

Jan. 16 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Feb. 1 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Program dates: June 10-July 26, 2024                                                                                                                                                Application is now open at:                                                                                    Application Deadline: February 16, 2024


The School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology
is offering a paid virtual summer research program for high school students. In this six-week program, students will have the opportunity to work alongside a faculty member from the School of Business and assist them with research in their area of study such as management, leadership or finance.  The final assignment will include a PowerPoint presentation detailing their research findings. The program will run from July 8, 2024, through August 12, 2024, and students will receive a $500 stipend after completing the program. The attached flyer can be uploaded on your school's website.
Eligibility: Applicants must currently be in their junior year of high school (no exceptions).
Deadline: Applications are due by March 1, 2024.
Notification: Applicants will be notified by April 1, 2024. 
The application packet will include all of the following:

  • 1-page essay in which you describe yourself and detail what you hope to gain from this experience 
  • a copy of your current resume 
  • a copy of your unofficial high school transcript 
  • one letter of recommendation from a teacher, a guidance counselor, or a work supervisor. These letters can also be emailed directly to Lindsay Hartelius at [email protected].  



UC Santa Barbara Pre-College Program:
Applications are open for UCSB’s two premier pre-college programs, the Summer Research Academies and the Research Mentorship Program. Both provide talented, highly motivated 9th-11th grade students with unique opportunities to earn college credit while engaging in interdisciplinary research. We encourage students to register for an informational webinar to learn more about applying to these transformative programs and start their application today! Click HERE to register for the informational webinar.

Teen Life Summer Programs

Medical summer programs for high school students

Summer Study Abroad Programs
Abbey Road:
EF Study Abroad/Gap Year: 
Rustic Pathways:
Verto Education:
Walking Tree Travel:
Where There Be Dragons:


Adelphi University - Summer Pre-College Program
Program options include: Intro to Nursing, Science, Medicine, and Health, Psychology and Pop Culture, Art and Digital Programming, NYC Art Exploration, Business and Entrepreneurship, Professional Sport as a Business and a Career, Summer Science Institute, and working at the University Hospital.

ASU 's Cronkite School Summer Camps
Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication will host two-week, in-person camps over the summer that will focus on teaching popular majors like broadcast and digital journalism, sports broadcasting, digital media innovation, and social media.  All are taught by award-willing faculty and leading journalism professions.  Students will stay on campus in the Taylor Place residence hall on ASU's Downtown Phoenix campus, and live and work with other student journalists from across the U.S.  Application deadlines begin April 1st, 2024 at 11:59pm AZ time.  For more information and to apply click HERE.

AMDA College of the Performing Arts - High School Summer Conservatory
AMDA offers it's unique collegiate curriculum to young artists interested in acting, singing, and dancing.  Study, train, rehearse, perform and live on campus at AMDA NYC and Hollywood.  Two week online immersion program also available.  Sessions begin in July, 2024.  For more information and to apply go to:

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:

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 faculty.

Boston University Pre-College Programs
Program options include: Academic Immersion Intro to Medicine (AIM)- 3 week program for sophomores and juniors, Research in Science and Engineering (RISE) 6 week program, High School Honors - a six week program to earn up to 8 transferable college credits, Summer Challenge - a two-week program where students take two non-credit seminars of their choice, Summer Preview - a one-week non-credit where students explore one subject of interest.

Brandeis University Pre-College Programs

Brandeis University offers a Pre-college Online Program to help students ages 13 and older explore their interests. The summer application period is now open. Through participating in our courses, students can discover if an interest could lead to a college major or even a future career. 
Brandeis fosters student engagement in the rigors of academics at a world-class university, and joins a vibrant community of people interested and engaged in some of the most pressing issues of our time.

Bucknell University
Bucknell Academy Summer Experience (BASE).  A collaborative residential experience where students are invited to explore the value of liberal arts perspective in making challenging decisions to improve today's world.  At BASE, faculty and students from various academic disciplines will engage in classroom discussions in an effort to come up with creative solutions. Application will open in February 2024

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.  

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: or email [email protected]

Colorado College
CC's Pre-College Block (July 8-24, 2024) includes an array of academic courses, all taught by CC professors and for college credit.  Courses include:
-Introduction to Human Anatomy
-Cross-Genre Writing Workshop
-Art and the Museum in the 20th Century
-Introduction to Field Archaeology
-Freedom and Empire: The Drama of Ancient Politics
-Sustainable Development and Climate Change
-Sport, Media, and Society
-Principles of Business
-Our summer 2024 Pre-College application is open! 
-For program details and to apply go to:

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 Programs for High School Students
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. 


Catalyst Academy
For rising high school juniors and seniors from underrepresented backgrounds who want to explore engineering in an interactive environment.  Application opens January 2,2024


COSMOS - UC Math and Science Summer Program  
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.
-Online Application Opens:  January 10, 2024, at 8:00 AM
-Online Application Closes   February 9, 2024, at 5:00 PM 
For more information please go to:


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: 



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  The online application portal will open in January 15,2024 - Application Deadline is March 1st, 2024
If you have any questions, you can reach us at [email protected] or at 740-587-6207.
Apply here:

Denison University and the Summer TUTTI Performing Arts camp!
We’re excited to introduce our new 8-day residential summer high school intensive in dance, music, and theatre. At Summer TUTTI, students live and learn with peers from across the disciplines and across the country. They’ll deepen their skills and talents in their chosen area while exploring new ways of making art, guided by Denison professors as well as nationally-acclaimed professional artists and ensembles, Third Coast Percussion, string quartet ETHEL, and members from Available Light Theatre.

We welcome dancers (all styles), instrumentalists (strings, woodwinds, brass, piano, and percussion), composers, and students interested in all aspects of theatre-making (acting, directing, designing). Current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders are eligible to apply. Financial support is available for families with need. This year’s program runs from June 22-30, 2024.
For more information and a link to the online application, go to The application opens  December 1, 2024.
If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] or at 740-587-5761.



Duke Summer Session
A variety of programs for high school students including: 
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:


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. 


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

Georgetown University Online Surgery Course
If you are intrigued with how surgeons save lives, Georgetown University’s Becoming a Surgeon: Skills, Specialties, and Diseases is an awesome challenge. 
Students get a thorough introduction to the skills required to be a surgeon. They take a tour of the operating room and learn the makeup of an OR team. They’ll hear from specialists in the field: from abdominal surgeons to neuro, orthopedic, and plastic surgeons. You’ll even design a model of the abdomen and study major diseases that often require surgical intervention. 

The course is led by Georgetown ‘s Dr. Rebecca Evangelista. If you are interested in pursuing a future in medicine, this course is a must - visit our program website for more information.Explore Our Program <>

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg college offers several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic programs and athletic camps over the summer months. Learn more about our summer programming below or take a moment to explore our website

  • Civil War Era Studies (CWES) - Students will immerse themselves in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, while studying American Civil War History through lectures, field trips, and unique learning experiences. The program will explore the circumstances leading to the war, investigate significant battles during the war, and explore the condition of the United States after the war.
  • Camp Psych - Students will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this interactive and engaging introduction to the field.
  • Young Writers' Workshop - Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.
  • Athletic Camps - Gettysburg College coaches share their knowledge as they work with students interested in playing athletics at the college level. Camps include football, swimming, women's soccer, and men's lacrosse

Global Academy - University of Vermont
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. . Take 1 or more of the 100+UVM courses offered at 50% off regular tuition rates while earning college credits. Application available mid November - 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:  [email protected] or go to the HMC Summer Session website:



JACL National Scholarship Program


The JACL has been helping students achieve their educational dreams with the National Scholarship and Awards Program since 1946.  The program currently offers over 30 awards, with an annual total of over $70,000 in scholarships to qualified students nationwide.

The National Scholarship and Awards Program offers scholarships to students who are entering freshman, undergraduate, graduate, law, in the creative & performing arts, and those with financial need.  All scholarships are one-time awards. For more information on requirements, guidelines and application deadlines please click HERE








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:

Johns Hopkins University Global Health Leaders Conference
Our international conference is a Johns Hopkins University student and faculty-led program open to students in grades 9-12. Through our conference, students from around the world learn about issues in global health, public health, and medicine through world-class lectures from leaders in these fields, develop connections with like-minded exceptional students, and share their own work and ideas on global health-related topics at the international scale. Featured speakers at our conference have included leading global health researchers, renowned professors, physicians, policy developers, and Nobel Prize winners. In short, the purpose of our program is to reach passionate students of all backgrounds from around the world and develop the next generation of leaders in global health, public health, and medicine.

Virtual conference programming will be held throughout the summer of 2024. The conference consists of a series of multiple virtual events on multiple days throughout June-August 2024. If an admitted student cannot attend parts of the programming live, there will be asynchronous options for students to watch the content they miss. The conference registration fee for admitted students is 99 USD; if the fee places a significant financial burden on a student’s family, financial assistance is available as we do not want the fee to be a barrier for any deserving student. There are also no application fees.

The conference application is available on our website ( and will be accepted until March 1, 2024. Each year, admission into our program is competitive, so we highly encourage your students to apply at their earliest convenience.


Illinois Institute of Technology Summer Programs

*College of Architecture Summer Programs
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.
For more information and to apply go to:

*Department of Chemistry Summer Scholars Program
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Department of Chemistry.  This program serves as a platform to motivate enthusiastic high school students to participate in hands-on chemistry research during summer weeks. To broaden student participation, the program is free for students to take part in. For more information and to sign-up click HERE


Illinois Tech Pre-College Programs
This summer, we're giving high school students the chance to explore a new topic while previewing college life with Pre-College Programs at Illinois Tech
Want to develop leadership skills, complete a design project, or understand how Google Maps works? High school students interested in STEM can choose from dozens of ways—online and in-person—to experience these fields up close. Check out our program selection and prepare to discover with us at Illinois Tech—Chicago’s only tech-focused university—this summer. Topics include: Engineering, Computing, Science, Psychology and Social Sciences, Architecture, Design Thinking.  

Landmark College
Summer learning opportunities for students who learn differently.  Programs for rising juniors and seniors.  In-person programs and 5-day online boot camp.  For more information go to:

LeHigh Summer Program

We are excited to share that we are accepting applications from current high school sophomores and juniors for our virtual Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive (IGEI), taking place online during the summer of 2024.IGEI offers students an intensive summer experience where international and U.S. high school students come together in a collaborative digital environment for learning opportunities, workshops, and design labs, which will strengthen their skills in leadership, entrepreneurial design thinking, and global citizenship. The activities include:
-A real consulting team project to solve a challenge for an international client.
-College-leel workshops with Lehigh faculty, global entrepreneurs, and expert professionals.
-A "deep dive" into a chosen focus area of Sustainability, Population Health, or Product Design.
-A personal strengths-based leadership assessment and coaching workshop.
-Cultural exchange, virtual tours, and fun activities with your virtual roommate, fellow IGEIers from around the world, and Lehigh University student mentors

The IGEI program runs from June 23 - July 20, 2024 hosted on LeHigh's Campus. Additional information and applications can be found on our website: Priority applications should be received by February 12th, 2024 after that applications will be considered on a rolling basis. If you have questions or want to hear more details, please contact us to set up a phone or Zoom chat: [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Lewis & Clark College-Write In The Heart of Portland Writing Workshops

Fir Acres is a two-week residential summer creative writing program for talented 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. For more information or to apply go to:  Priority deadline: January 1, 2024. General deadline: March 8,2024
See all Lewis & Clark Pre-College Programs here:

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.   Specialty and technology courses cover interests from video game design to film making.  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, Entrepreneurship, Engineering, Sports and Entertainment Business, Political Science, Acting for the Camera and Stage, Communication Studies, 3D Art, Graphic Design.  The Summer 2024 application will open November 15th, 2023.  For more information and to apply go to:



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:



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 closes on March 1st, 2024.  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:


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: or for more information call 406-994-7136 or email [email protected] 



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.                                          


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. or call 310.665.6864



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

Parsons Paris 

Parsons Paris offers an exciting way for students to learn about the fashion industry this summer. As a global leader in fashion industry education, we aim to help students develop a signature voice in this evolving field while learning methods for bringing beautiful, responsibly made, and relevant work to light.  We invite students to explore our diverse online courses, covering everything from design to the business side of fashion, sustainability, and brand building.
Our online program offers these advantages:
-Dynamic online learning: Lessons are delivered through engaging videos and interactive activities.
-Renowned faculty: Programs are designed by experts in Paris fashion.
-Flexible learning: Students can study anywhere, anytime, at their own pace.
-Mentorship: Students have access to mentors who guide their learning experience and help them brainstorm assignments.
-Certificate of Completion: Students receive this mark of recognition from Parsons Paris when they successfully complete a program.
View our courses on the program website

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.  
For full course descriptions and 2024 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.
Our residential summer immersive. applications are now open for summer 2024 at RISD Pre-College.Our year-round online intensive for changemakers, RISD Advanced Program Online, has also just opened registration for summer 2024.

Rider University's Westminster College of the Arts Summer Programs
High school students are invited to take a step toward achieving their academic and artistic goals by attending a Pre-College Summer Program from Rider University's Westminster College of the Arts.
We offer a variety of programs in voice, theatre, organ, piano and musical theory.
Explore program information HERE.


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.

PreCollege 2024 will be held on campus June 23 -July 20, 2024.
Students who are currently in their sophomore, junior, or senior year in high school are eligible to participate in our award-winning PreCollege program this summer.
PreCollege follows a robust curriculum of core classes for fundamental skill building, as well as immersions based in the majors for deeper investigation of areas of interest. Applications are now open  Each student takes six courses. Register or find more information at: 
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: or email [email protected]



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!  
[email protected] 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:



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!

Stevens Institute of Technology
Stevens will host pre-college summer programs on campus. Each of our programs give students the opportunity to explore a college major and test drive the college experience. Our programs have been creatively designed by a world-class Stevens faculty member who is an expert in their field. Our goal is to get your students thinking strategically about their future! 
Learn more HERE

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 - or call 866-303-4744. To apply:


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC) Design Immersion DaysT
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 AngelesFor more information call 213-356-5320, email
[email protected] or go to:


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:



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 $449 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:



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. There will be a limited number of partial scholarships available for those with a demonstrated need.  To apply go to:

Texas Christian University -
The Neeley School of Business/Neeley Analytics Initiative is now offering the Neeley Analytics Academy for the Summer of 2022!
The Analytics Academy will be a one-week residential program for high school students entering into 10th – 12th grade, July 7th – July 12nd, 2024.  Neeley Analytics Academy brings students to campus for a hands-on experience focusing on data analytics and market research.
Qualified candidates should possess the following:
*Strong math skills
*A record of scholastic achievement
*Leadership skills
*Motivation and interest in analytics and problem solving 
*The deadline for applications is April 1st, 2024. Students will then be notified of acceptance by early May. 
TCU will be offering a limited number of full and partial scholarships to students who have provided information of their need for financial assistance.  Please explore further details on our website

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 on January 4th, 2024 - Apply at:

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 on January 4th, 2024.  Apply online at:



University of Alabama: Early College Summer Program 
Summer programs available for sophomores, juniors and seniors. Must have a 3.0GPA.

University of British Columbia
Programs include:  Applied Science and Environmental Science.

UC Davis Young Scholars Summer Program
Summer research opportunity for high school students.  Participants in the Young Scholars Program will work one-on-one with research faculty and research groups in state-of-the-art laboratories for six weeks.  Each student will work on an individual project and prepare a journal quality paper and symposium presentation about their work.
Program dates:  June 19th - July 30th.  Fee reductions and application fee waivers are available.
Application period: January 15, 2023 - March 15, 2023
Visit: or email [email protected] for more information

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.   For more information email: [email protected] If you are interested, go to: to apply. 





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:



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.  Register online at:



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


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:  [email protected] or call 773-702-2149. To apply go to:

University of Delaware
At UD we have many programs for high school students at various levels, with various interests. Some give students experience working in a particular field, others allow them to earn college credit, while a few cover SAT/ACT prep. In our Edge summer college program, students can earn credits taking college classes while staying on campus for a few weeks over the summer.

UMass Amherst
Applications are now open for Summer 2024 Pre-College programs at UMass Amherst! Our programs offer high school students an opportunity to explore their academic interests and experience life on a college campus. Both online and in-person programs are available, at UMass Amherst and at the UMass Mt. Ida campus in Newton, MA. Scholarship opportunities are available for students with financial need. We've partnered with University faculty from many departments to offer students a wide variety of options this summer. In addition to popular existing programs like Equine Science, the Sport Management & Leadership Academy, the Summer Engineering Institute, and the Summer Design Academy, we have added programs in several new topics.  For more information go to:

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 educational experience truly is holistic, as a world in need becomes your classroom.  For more information and to register go to:



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


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. For more information:  213-740-5679 or  

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.  For more information:  213-740-5679 or

The University of Toledo
Virtual Cosmetic Science and formulation Design Summer Camp June 19 through 21, 2024. For students interested in the arts, makeup, or science, and don’t know about the Cosmetic Chemistry option! We have the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program in Cosmetic Science and Formulation Design.

Participants will discover the science behind cosmetic products and take part in some hands-on fun! Registrants will receive a camp kit with supplies and samples needed for the hands-on portion as well as a t-shirt to commemorate the camp experience! A raffle for even more goodies and swag will take place during the camp!
For students going into their sophomore through senior years in Fall 2024
Companies participating: Wacker, Elevation Labs, Bath and Body Works, Lab Muffin, the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and more!  Cost is $, limited financial assistance scholarships are available.
Registration will open in January/February 2024. For more information and to apply go to:


University of Vermont Summer Programs
UVM’s  Summer Academy program is open for enrollment for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students, providing them with the unique opportunity to earn 3 college credits through intensive 4-week courses, designed by UVM professors exclusively for high school students.  Next start date July 1,2024 and application deadline is June 24,2024.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email us. 


University of Wisconsin Pre-College Summer Programs
Participants in the program will learn what it is like to be a badger and gain valuable experience living and learning in a dynamic and challenging environment, all while interacting with UW–Madison faculty at a top-ranked university. You will choose one academic track to focus on during the academic day. Class sizes are kept small to allow for an engaging course and are taught by UW–Madison instructors who have the same level of commitment and involvement from Badger Summer Scholars as they would from college students.  After class blocks are over, you will participate in a series of college preparatory workshops, designed to help you become familiar with the college application process and college life. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of residence hall activities and explore UW Madison’s lake-side campus.

Wake Forest University
offers pre-college online courses to help students ages 13 and older explore their interests. The summer application period is now open. Through participating in our courses, students can discover if an interest could lead to a college major or even a future career. Founded in 1834, Wake Forest is a vibrant and diverse academic community. In September 2020, U.S. News and World Report ranked Wake Forest as one of the top thirty national universities for the twenty-fifth consecutive year.
Explore Wake Forest Summer courses HERE

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!

Wentworth Institute of Technology
is looking forward to hosting our pre-college program this summer. ImpactLab is an innovative two-week residential summer experience for rising juniors and seniors to explore their passions in science, engineering, and design.  Students will get the opportunity to... 
-Get to know like-minded peers from around the globe as you preview college life. 
-Experience our beautiful Boston campus and all this vibrant city has to offer.  
-Learn alongside our engaging faculty and corporate partners in a variety of STEM-focused workshops.  

ImpactLab is Wentworth's pre-college adventure for rising juniors and seniors in high school, intentionally designed for students to explore their passions in STEM while getting a preview of college life in the city of Boston.  
For more information email: [email protected] or call us at 617-989-4000, or visit 

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
Find premier pre-college STEM programs at WPI
Frontiers and Frontiers for Credit are great opportunities for rising juniors and seniors to explore topics in STEM and the humanities. Launch is a residential experience for rising freshman and sophomore students to explore their fields of interest. Students from around the globe come together to get a closer look at on-campus college life. In each program, students learn from a dedicated team of outstanding WPI faculty, using state-of-the-art experimental, analytical, and computer technology.  Applications open in February.
Learn more at  Phone: 508-831-4900, email: [email protected].