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Summer Programs
Updated:  March 20, 2018

Adelphi University's Summer Pre-College Program

Open to students entering either their sophomore, junior or senior year of high school, Adelphi's Pre-College experience brings together students from all over the world to live, learn and explore all that the University has to offer.  Students will attend a college-level class, earn 3 transferable college credits, enjoy exciting class trips to nearby New York City, live on campus, make new friends and choose from exciting subjects like art and design, musical theater, business, nursing, psychology, video gaming and more.  For additional information and to apply go to

Alfred University Summer Programs

Alfred University's campus is alive with activity all summer long.  Alfred offers Summer Term courses, residential and day academic and sports camps, workshops, the annual Most Arts Festival, weddings, conferences and much more.   To learn more about Alfred University Summer Programs go to

ACLU Summer Advocacy Institute

This summer, the ACLU will convene a special Summer Advocacy Institute, a civil liberties education and advocacy training program for rising high school juniors  and seniors.  The ACLU Summer Advocacy Institute will run from July 28-25 in Washington, D.C.  For iformation and to apply, click here.

AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts Los Angeles and

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy New York City

Two-, four-, and six-week sessions begin July 1, 2018.  Students will have the opportunity to study, train, rehearse, perform and live on AMDA's New York City and Los Angeles campuses.  Session 1:  July 1- July 1, 2018 (NYC & LA Campuses); Session 2:  July 15- July 28, 2018 (NYC & LA Campuses); Session 3:  July 29-August 11, 2018 (NYC only).  For additional information and to apply go to

Banson NYC High School Fashion Summer Camps

We are excited to offer 2 NYC Fashion Summer Camps for high school students in 2018. They are designed for teens entering 9th through 12th grades. Each week-long session will teach the students the fundamentals of the fashion industry by providing an insider's perspective. The students will stay at the LIM College Residence Hall on the Upper Eastside. Each morning the group will be picked up at the dorm by a Banson NYC representative. From there we will depart for our visits, seminars and activities of the day. Each evening will have group activities planned. Enrollment is limited to 20 campers per session. We accept applications on a first come, first served basis. Click here to be directed to our website.

Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City

Pre-College Programs

Five exciting programs are being offered at Barnard College this Summer 2018.  Summer in the City: 4-week students choose two from an array of subjects including writing, literature, science, art, theatre, film studies, psychology, architecture, religion, political science and more.  Residential or Commuter options and Beyond the Gates workshops relating both to college admissions as well as post-college exploration are included; Liberal Arts Intensive: one week of intensive study in a subject chosen from a broad spectrum of classes; Young Women's Leadership Institute: 9-day intensive and interactive residential program that focuses on leadership and gender studies; Dance in the City: 11-day residential intensive including dance performances across the City, technique classes at The Ailey Extension at The Joan Weill Center for Dance, home of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and dance-related academics at Barnard, one of the top ten colleges for dance in the U.S.; Athena Summer Innovation Institute: an immersive residential 10-day program, created in conjunction with our Athena Center for Leadership Studies, is a transformative experience for young women who would like to learn from dynamic entrepreneurs about successfully creating and marketing their own startups and creating innovative social change.   For additional information to get a sense of all there is to offer current 10th and 11th grade girls and to apply go to  The application deadline is March 28, 2018.

Beacon College's Summer for Success

Our summer program aims to give college-bound high school students who learn differently the skills, confidence and preparation to successfully transition from high school. We do so by helping them better understand their learning differences, recognize early stumbling blocks and know what they need to succeed in their first year of college. Our core courses are structured to meaningfully prepare students for college to be more effective and confident learners. Most importantly, rising juniors/rising seniors get to experience what it’s like to live — and learn — on a college campus. 

Summer for Success
July 8 – 27, 2018

A 3-Week Immersion Experience for Rising High School Juniors & Seniors Who Learn Differently
If college is in your future, don’t miss our focused — and fun! — residential summer program, located just an hour from Orlando, Florida. You’ll learn the basic academic, social and planning skills needed to thrive as a confident and independent college student.  For additional information and to apply, click here.


Binghamton University Summer College

This summer, Binghamton University will hold two Binghamton Summer College sessions for academically talented students who have completed their sophomore or junior year:
Session 1: Sunday, July 8-Saturday, July 21
Session 2: Sunday, July 22- Saturday, July 28
The experience will offer students a preview into what college life at a premier public university is all about.  For additional information and to apply, click here.  The deadline to submit an application is May 1, but earlier applications are encouraged since programs have limited enrollment.

Boston University Pre-College Summer Programs

This summer, prepare for your future in college with exciting and challenging summer programs for high school students at Boston University Summer Term. With five programs to choose from, you can earn college credit, discover a new subject area, perform cutting-edge research in university labs, or immerse yourself in hands-on learning. You will have the opportunity to push yourself academically while experiencing college life, making friends with fellow students, and engaging in social activities around Boston and on campus.
BU Summer Term offers one-, two-, three-, and six-week programs for high school students, with options to live on campus, commute from home, or study online. We invite you to join other motivated teens from 50 states and 87 countries to experience this great introduction to college life and academics. For additional information about Boston University's Pre-College Summer programs and to apply go to
dmission and participation in the programs does not guarantee admission to Brandeis as a degree seeking student. For additional information and a nomination form, click here.

Broadreach Global Educational Adventures

Over the past 25 years, Broadreach has expanded the horizons of over 17,000 middle school, high school and college students. On 70+ summer adventures in 40+ countries, our students have pursued their interests, unlocking the world, understanding its people and finding themselves along the way. They’ve earned 10,000+ college credits in subjects ranging from marine biology and medicine to Spanish and photography, and more than 33,000+ certifications through hands-on education. They’ve logged over 134,000 community service hours while making the world a better place, and traveled countless miles across oceans, off beaten paths and into ancient cultures. They came alone, but left with 10-12 incredible friends and the knowledge that life’s possibilities are limitless.  For additional information and to apply click here.

Capital Region BOCES Semi High Tech Summer Program

The following link will connect you to information on the Semi High Tech program being offered this summer through the Capital Region BOCES.  Please note that in order for students to participate, they need a recommendaiton from their Counselor.

Carnegie Mellon University Summer Pre-College Programs

Jumpstart Your Future at Carnegie Mellon - June 30, 2018 - August 11, 2018 - Advanced Placement/Early Admission - Fine Arts:  Architecture - Art - Design - Drama - Music - national High School Game Academy.  For additional information and to register, click here.

Columbia University Programs for High School Students

Columbia's summer programs in New York and Barcelona provide Ivy League-level academics and instructional excellence, enhanced with rich and varied extracurricular offerings, all in a supportive and closely-supervised setting.  Columbia's three-week Summer Immersion Program gives high school students a taste of academic life at an Ivy League institution, a vibrant New York City experience.  For addittion information and to apply, click here.

Cornell University Summer College

Cornell University Summer College offers acclaimed precollege programs for motivated high school sophomores, juniors and seniors.  Choose from more than 30 two-,three-, or six-week programs, more tham 50 Cornell courses or non-credit robitics program.  June 23 and August 7, 2018.  For additional information and to apply go to

Duke University Summer Session

Duke is happy to announce that their website has been updated and now contains information about the 2018 programs.  Summer College is a four-week, credit bearing program for US students currently in 10th or 11th grade and international students currently in 10th-12th grade in which they take undergraduate-level courses. Summer Academy is a three-week program for students currently in 9th-12th grade in which they take a certificate course.  The Intensive STEM Academy is a one-week STEM-based program for students currently in 9th-12th grade that consists of a variety of laboratory tours, faculty lectures, and workshops.  Check the website to learn more.

Fredonia School of Music Summer Camps

The Fredonia Summer Music Festival offers week-long programs designed for young musicians.  Choose from Middle School Band Camp (grades 6-8); High School Band Camp (grades 9-12); Honors Solo Vocal Camp (grades 9-12) and String Camp (grades 8-12).  For additional information and to apply go to

The George Washington University Summer & Non-Degree Programs

High school students in the Pre-College Program spend a summer in Washington, D.C., taking advantage of GW's expertise in global development, international relations, public policy and administration, politics, diplomacy, history, biomedical engineering, museum studies and the arts.

Top-tier faculty guide, inspire and empower students through immersive programs that connect academic experience with real-world practice.

Our summer programs are intensive and exciting, allowing students to experience the academic rigors of learning in a college environment. They are academically-challenging courses that integrate lectures and seminars with exploration of area organizations.

Pre-College also offers a transformative introduction to college life. Students develop confidence in their ability to become part of a new community, participating in recreational and social activities while making friends with peers from around the world.  For additional information and to apply, go to

Gettysburg College Academic Camps

Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, American government, history, creative writing, or information technology. Please find information about our academic camps below:

Camp Psych - Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
Campaigns and Elections Academy - This program is designed for highly-motivated students who have a strong interest in American campaigns and elections. Participants learn about the origins and evolution of democracy in America and gain hands-on experiences related to modern political campaigns.
Writing Camp - Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.
3D Object Modeling and Printing Camp - Students will study 3D object modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer. After learning the fundamentals, they will practice designing objects.
Coding for Robotics & Electronics Camp - Students will gain hands-on experiences in coding, wiring, hardware, and building robots through the open source software known as Arduino. Throughout this camp, campers will learn basic electrical engineering, the physics behind electricity, and how to think like a scientist.
Civil War Institute Summer Conference - The High School Student Scholarship component of Gettysburg College's annual Civil War Institute summer conference provides high school students an opportunity to explore the history of the Civil War era on the site of the war's most decisive battle.

Hillsdale College High School Summer Study and Travel Programs

High School Summer Study and Travel programs offer rising high school sophomores, juniors, seniors, and college freshmen the opportunity to earn three college credits form Hillsdale College while traveling to cultural and historic destinations domestic and abroad.  Two-week travel courses begin with time on campus studying with Hillsdale College faculty, after which study continues on site.  For additional information and to register, click here.

Ithaca College Summer College Session

In Ithaca's residential pre-college programs, discover what campus life is like while you explore your interest with expert Ithaca College faculty.  One- and three-week summer college session offer courses from a variety of academic areas, or you can focus on specific subjects in the Ithaca Writers Institute or Pre-College STEM Institute.  For additional information and to apply go to

The LaunchX Team Summer 2018 High School Entrepreneurship Programs

The application for this summer entrepreneurship program is now open.  This summer program taps into the potential of ambitious  high school students, supporting them through the process of launching an actual startup-learn from industry experts and work in a group of peer cofounders to build real products and solve business challenges in viable ways.  The 2018 program will be held at MIT, as well as two other top universities which are soon to be announced.  For additional information and to apply click here

Lebanon Valley College Health & Biomedical Science Camp

Through lectures and hands-on laboratory investigations in state-of-the-art laboratories, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry, and medical ethics. Students will learn how laboratory science can be translated into improved human health and will engage in investigative experiences that will allow them to apply their laboratory skills to real life problems. In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, genetic counseling, and biomedical laboratory research. The Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp, offered during two weeks this summer, will provide a fun, challenging, and engaging college environment in which students will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a biomedical scientist and health professional.  Fora additional information and to apply click here.

Maine Media Worshops & College 2018 Young Artists Workshops

The work that you do at Maine Media will heighten your creativity, prepare you for college, and ds how you that there are absolutely no boundaries to what you can accomplish.  For information about Maine Media Workshops and to apply go to  or call (207) 236-8581.

Marist Summer Pre-College

Earn college credit and get a taste of campus life while still in high school.

Experience the excitement of college life at one of the “Best 373 Colleges and Universities” and “25 Most Connected Campuses”

Become more independent and experience what it will be like to live on a college campus and away from home
Living in dorms, eating in the cafeteria, and studying in the state-of-the-art academic facilitates
You’ll have several class sessions mixed with time to study, local excursions, day-long field trips and recreation
Thrive outside the classroom

The Pre-College Program offers many engaging activities beyond the classroom to ensure you make the most out of your two weeks on campus. You will have opportunities to engage with faculty, visit New York City socialize with fellow high school students, and explore the Hudson valley

Get a head start on college by taking a college course and earn college credit!

Pursue your interests and expand your academic and creative aspirations
Learn from Marist's renowned faculty
Get a taste of a college major you are thinking about pursuing
Discover what you want to be when you grow up
Get a head start on your degree and get an advantage before you graduate high school
Enjoy small class sizes of around 15 to 25 students
Meet like-minded students!

Join more than 300 other like-minded students in New York or a closer knit group of around 35 at our campus in Italy!
Build friendships with students who have similar interests and goals.
Experience what students have called “The Best Summer of My Life!

For additional information and to apply click here.

Miami University Summer Scholars Program

The Miami University Summer Scholars Program is an opportunity for academically6 talented rising high school juniors and seniors to spend two weeks on Miama's campus exploring a topic of their choice alongside faculty and professional experts.  The program offers students an insider's look at the college application process, with structured workshops focused on application essay writing, an introduction to financial aid and scholarshps, and sessions on developing leadership skills. Participants who choose to apply to Miami will aslo receive priority consideration  for Miami merit scholarships and the University's premier academic programs - the University academic Scholars Program and the University HonorsProram.  For additional information and to apply go to

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Academy Summer Session

The NYIT Academy's summer session runs from July 9, 2018 - August 3, 2018.  NYIT Academy is an immersive New York college experience for students ages 15-20.  Programs combine academic instruction with hands-on learning opportunities and unique cultural experiences.  All programs are offered in both tuition-only and campus life immersion packages, which include chaperoned housing and additional social, academic, and cultural programming.  Length of programs vary, with one, two, three, and four-week options.  For additional information and to register, click here.  The application deadline is May 1, 2018.

New York University (NYU) Summer Programs for High School Students

NYU's varied array of high school programs offer flexibility and options that can be tailored to your individal needs and schedule.  Most programs are offered during the summer, but there are options for weekend workshops during the fall and spring.  Application processes, requirements and deadlines are varied; as are housing and financial aid offerings.  For information on programs and to apply go to

New York University (NYU) High School Academy

The NYU School of Professional Studies High School Academy Career Edge program offers high school students a unique opportunity to explore possible career options, while gaining an understanding of what it's like to live on an urban college campus. Participants in the program live and learn with students from around the world as they take in all that NYC has to offer. Course content is rigorous and challenging. Extracurricular activities supplement classroom learning and provide a wealth of opportunity to socialize and see the iconic sights for which NYC is known.  For additional information and to apply, click here.

New York University (NYU) Precollege Summer Program

NYU Precollege gives rising juniors and seniors the amazing opportunity to spend their summer on NYU's campus int he heart of Manhattan.  For six exciting weeks, high school students can take college-level courses for credit, develop their essay-writing skills, and learn how to manage their time in college, all while experiencing what it's like to ba an NYU student.  The Summer 108 Precollege Program runs from July 1-August 11, 2018.  For scholarship consideration, students should apply by April 1, 2018.  For more details and the most up-to-date information, please visit

Northeastern University - 2018 Accelerate: Pre-College Program

These pre-college programs are designed for talented high school students who want to give themselves an edge. We offer a choice of innovative programs led by Northeastern’s internationally acclaimed faculty. Accelerate programs are hosted on our Boston campus, allowing you to experience true collegiate learning in a world-class environment. Try something new, or challenge yourself to rise to a new level in an existing area of interest.

This summer, Northeastern's world-renowned faculty have designed a number of dynamic programs, each focusing on a cutting-edge field.  Bioengineering Summer Immersion:  July 22-August 3, 2018 - Boston Campus; Engineering Innovation & Design:  July 8-20, 2018 - Boston Campus; Experiential Entrepreneurship: Session Boston I  June 24-July 13, 2018, Session Boston II July 22-August 10, 2018, Session Silicon Valley June 25-July 13, 2018; Experience Design:  July 8-20, 2018 - Boston Campus; Innovations in Health Professions:  July 8-10, 2018 - Boston Campus.  For additional information  and to register, click here.

Northfield Mount Hermon Summer Session _ June 30- August 4, 2018

Students in the Rising Scholars Program enroll in two courses.  The College Prep Program is unique in that sutdents engage in intensive study of one subject; many of these courses complete a full year's study, and possibly earn credit, in just five weeks.  Learn more about NMH Summer Session at


Academic Summer Programs for students aged 13 to 18 - Discover the world's greatest classrooms - Oxford/Cambridge; Paris; Barcelona; New York, Boston, St. Andrews, Montpellier, Salamanca, Los Angeles, Barcelona and more.  For additional information and to apply go to


Each year Pratt Institute's Pre-College program welcomes nearly 400 high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to our Brooklyn campus for nearly one month, where they encounter life as an art and design college student.  Upon completion of the summer program, students receive four elective credits accepted at Pratt and most colleges and universities.  For additional information and to apply click here.

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Explore Your Future

RIT's Explore Your Future is a six-day summer career exploration program for the college-bound deaf and hard-of-hearing high school sophomores and juniors that can help them find their way to rewarding careers and successful futures.  Students will explore career interests, experience college life and meet other deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the country.  Students attending this year's program can choose between two sessions:  July 7-July 12, 2018 or July 14-19, 2018.  The application deadline is April 30, 2018 and space is limited.  For additional information and to apply go to

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) Health Care Careers Exploration Camp

Students in 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2018 who are interested in the health care field can get exposure to health care careers they join RIT/NTID's Health Care Careers Exploration Camp.  The program will be July 21-26 on the RIT campus in Rochester, NY.  Durth the program students will disocver which health care careers fit their interests; be part of handson demonstrations in biology, physical therapy, medical laboratory sciences, nursing, nutrition and more; become CPR/first aid certified; and make new friends and have fun.  For additional information and to apply go to  The application deadline is May 31, 2018.  Space is limited so students are encouraged to apply early.

Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts Summer Camps

Join the vibrant artistic community on the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University and participate in innovative summer arts programs.  Intensives in art, dance, film, music and theater offer opportunities to explor, create and perform under the guandanc eof distinguished teaching artists at the state's premier arts conservatory.  For additional information and to register go to

Rutgers University - New Brunswick - School of Engineering

Pre-Engineering Summer Academy

Rutgers University–New Brunswick is excited to announce an opportunity for students interested in engineering. The Rutgers School of Engineering is offering the chance for students to participate in a new Pre-Engineering Summer Academy to develop their knowledge and skills through real-world field experiences.  This intensive one-week certificate program will introduce students to a variety of engineering areas including: Aerospace, Biomedical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Forensic, Mechanical.  Eligible students must: be between the ages of 16-18; have completed courses in pre-calculus and physics; submit an online application.  The application deadline is May 18, 2018.

Schenectady County Community College School of Music

Summer Chamber ensemble Camp - July 23, 2018 - July 27, 218

Enrollment for the Chamber Camp is strictly on a first come basis.  Students may be asked to submit a recording for part placement and students must be in ninth grade or above to register.  To submit an application please go to  Early-Bird registration ($350) due by April and regular registration ($400) due by June 1.

Siena College High School Scholars Program & Summer Course Offerings

At Siena, qualified and motivated high school juniors and seniors have the opportunity to take undergraduate courses.  High School Scholars are encouraged to take any open introductory class, or a class for which they have completed the prerequisites.  For additional information and to register go to

Skidmore Pre-College Program - June 30-August 4, 2018

Pre-College Program in Liberal and Studio Arts is for high-achieving high school students who will take college courses, experience campus life, make friends from around the world, prepare for college success and discover Saratoga Springs.  Course choices include liberal arts, natural sciences and studio art.  For course information and to apply go to

Siena College Summer Programs

Programs are offered through the Siena College Office of Academic Programs.  Classes are taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development.  Click here for information on courses offered and how to apply.

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies Summer Program

Standford offers programs across a wide variety of disciplines including arts, humanities, science, and math, giving highly motivated students the opportunity to investigate advanced topics not typically taught in secondary schools.  Participants engage in small classes with brilliant instructors and peers who share their passions.  Deadlines for summer programs are in February.  For additional information and to apply, click here.

Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

Introduction to Oceanography - July 10, 2018 - July 23, 2018

Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences will be sponsoring a two-week, in-depth introduction to oceanography at Stony Borrk Southampton.  This intensive course is specifically deisgned for motivated high school students wishing to earn three college credits.  The course will run from July 10 to 23 and meet for four to five hours each weekday.  Content will be delivered via lectures and in-clas activities; and students will go on two boat trips dudring which they will explore nearby coastal habitats using oceanographic sampling equipment.  Eligible high school students will have completed high school biology and be at least 16 years old.  Residency is not required, however, limited  housing is available on our main campus in Stony Brook, NY (in supervised youth conference housing), with free shuttle service to the Southampton facilty.  Find out more at

Summer Discovery & Discovery Internships

Here at Summer Discovery and Discovery Internships we're ready for another year of creating exceptional educational experiences for middle and high school students. We're pleased to announce our 2018 application is open.

As we look forward to our 52nd successful summer, we're committed more than ever to working with our university partners to deliver the most innovative and highest quality academic experiences. Here are some of the new programs and courses we're adding to our line-up:

University of Colorado Boulder
Medical Sciences & Research Academy
University of Michigan
College Admissions & SAT Prep
Game Changers: Business Disruptors
EAT Ann Arbor
UCLA Bruin Leadership in Medicine
Hollywood Insider
College Admissions & SAT Prep
University of Texas at Austin
Sports, Events & Entertainment Academy
Digital Business Academy
Cambridge University
Global Business & Entrepreneurship Academy
Apply and enroll by November 17th and save up to $600.

Apply today or email us at and we'll help you find the best fit program.

Pick from 14 True University Partnerships
We pride ourselves on having genuine collaborative partnerships with our universities. We offer 300+ university taught course options in a variety of subjects including business & entrepreneurship, STEM, research, sport management, law, psychology, and more.

High School Pre-College Programs
UC Santa Barbara
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Texas at Austin
Georgetown University
University of Michigan
Johns Hopkins University
Penn State University
University of Pennsylvania
New York City
Cambridge University

High School Internship Programs
New York City

Middle School Programs
Jr. Discovery Programs
Georgetown University
Renzulli Discovery Gifted & Talented Research Programs
Yale University
Contact us today at 516-621-3939 or email us at for program details.

Syracuse University Summer College

Syracuse University Summer College 2018 application is now live.  Students can apply today for the best summer of their lives! Summer College students can explore their interests and experience all that college life has to offer at Syracuse University this summer.
Students will:
Choose from 30+ credit and non-credit programs, 2 to 6 weeks in length
Explore college majors and future professions
Develop their portfolio for Art, Design, or Architecture school
Study at the college level—all programs are led by SU faculty and instructors
Make lifelong friends from across the country and around the world
Students can apply online.

University of Alabama Early College - Summer on Campus

Students don’t have to wait until freshman year to stay on campus and attend college classes. With Summer On Campus they can do the following:

Live in a premier residence hall on The University of Alabama campus
Take two classes with other college students
Participate in fun, engaging social activities
Meet other UA Early College students from across the country
Students must apply and be admitted to UA Early College, as well as successfully pass the UAEC 200: College Readiness Course in order to apply for Summer On Campus.

The Summer On Campus application opens February 1, 2018 and includes an application and letters of recommendation.
At The University of Alabama, the summer semester is split into two terms (Summer I and Summer II), each four weeks long:
Summer I Term - May 29 to June 26
Apply to UA Early College by the April 9 deadline
Apply to Summer On Campus by May 11 (available in UAEC Student Resources, once the UAEC 200 class is complete)
Summer II Term - July 5 to August 1
Apply to UA Early College by the April 30 deadline
Apply to Summer On Campus by June 18 (available in UAEC Student Resources, once the UAEC 200 class is complete)
All details can be found at:
**Students can also take classes online and on campus during the summer terms without participating in Summer On Campus.

Partial tuition scholarships available for some students!

University of California Berkeley EMBARC Summer Design Academy

embARC is a four-week summer design program at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design that brings together high school students from diverse backgrounds to explore architecture, urban design and sustainable city planning through integrated components: an Architecture + Urban Design Studio, a Sustainable City Planning Workshop, a Digital Design Workshop, an Environmental Design Conversation Series and a Community Build project.  embARC Design Academy will take place July 2-27, 2018.  For additional information and to apply, click here.

University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) Pre-College Programs

UCSB Summer Sessions offers a variety of Pre-College programs that provide students with a unique opportunity to earn college credit while in high school. Simultaneously, these programs are designed to help shape students academic, professional, personal, and social development. Our programs will challenge high school students by exposing them to the academic excellence of UCSB while acclimating to the university’s social environment. We have programs designed for every type of student.

If you are a high school student looking to take summer courses, but are not participating in a special program, apply here. Please note, you must have an unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher in college preparatory classes and can only enroll in courses numbered 1-99 without special prerequisites. You must provide an official transcript along with your online application.

University of Dayton Summer Programs

Rising high school juniors, seniors and first-year college students will learn more about entrepreneurship, the idea-generation process, elevator pitches and more. Through engaging lectures and class activities, site visits and guest speakers, students will have the opportunity to earn three credit hours and compete for up to $10,000 in UD scholarship dollars in an elevator pitch competition — all while living on campus and experiencing life in Dayton.
Learn more at

LEADERSHIP 101 – June 17-29
What makes someone a great leader? Open to rising high school juniors, seniors and first-year college students, this two-week experience will help students gain an understanding of the foundations of leadership, assess their leadership behaviors and preferred leadership style, discover the five practices of exemplary leadership and create a personal leadership development plan. This highly interactive session includes extensive discussion and collaborative exchange of ideas, leadership assessments, class and individual exercises, guest speakers and site visits.
Learn more at .

University of Rochester Summer Pre-College Programs

At the University of Rochester, students pursue only what they're interested in.  With Rochester's Pre-College Programs, high school students get that same freedom.  For over twenty-five years, these programs have welcomed students from around the globe.  This means students make significant contributions to campus, foster respect for other cultures, and bring unique perspectives to the classroom.  If you're an international student never fear - Pre-College Counselors will help you adjust to a new culture, environment and educational system.  University faculty, graduate students, and esteemed local educators, teach classes and are committed to cultivating the minds of young students.  With small class sizes, instructors mentor each student and give valuable insights into t he theories, technologies, and principles of their field.  Explore the University, broaden your educational experience, sharpen academic skills, and learn more about who - not just w hat- you want to be.  For additional information and to apply, click here.

University of Texas at Austin Summer Discovery - Discovery Internships

Summer Discovery partners with UT Austin’s College of Liberal Arts (COLA) in collaboration with the Colleges of Business (McCombs), Communication (Moody), Education, Natural Sciences, UT Law and UT Med (Dell Med) to offer a variety of enrichment classes and the following specialized academies:
Criminal Justice Academy
Digital Business Academy
Engineering Academy
Fashion Academy
Law Academy
Medicine Academy
Neuroscience Academy
Programming and Smart Technology Academy
Psychology Academy
Sport Management Academy
Sports Medicine Academy
Sports, Events and Entertainment Academy

Summer Discovery is proud to partner with UCLA Anderson and the Center of Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports (MEMES) to offer specialized academies for high school students.  Experience world-class academics t a top tier MBA program and unique access to world class faculty and leading industry executives

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts

Pre-College Summer Intensive

The Program:
EXPLORE your interests in the fine arts, design arts or performing arts.
EXPERIENCE cross-disciplinary approaches to creative activity.
DEVELOP practical knowledge and skills to prepare you for college-level performing arts auditions and/or the development of your application portfolio.
MEET students from across the country and around the world.
BUILD lasting bonds with your peers through a variety of courses and social activities.
The Curriculum:
Dynamic, interdisciplinary, and relevant to both personal enrichment and career development in arts and design.
The Faculty:
A diverse group of award-winning artists, designers, and performers who offer valuable insights to help students develop their portfolios and prepare for auditions.  For additional information and to apply click here.

Wentworth Institute of Technology SummerFAB High School Architecture Program - Design-Build Program at Wentworth Institute of Technology

Residential Workshop: July 9, 2018 to August 3, 2018
In this four-week summer design-build program, high school participants experience phases of an architectural project, from initial design concepts to building a full-scale construction on a site on campus. And get college credit for successfully completing the program!

Eligibility: You may apply if you are a current high-school student entering grades 10 and above (current 9th graders through current 11th graders).

Apply if you are interested in

working collaboratively with other students
designing and constructing a full-scale structure
creating a community-based project
getting college credit for doing that
working with college professors

For additional information and to apply, click here.  The application deadline is April 1, 2018

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Pre-College Program - Frontiers

There are regular pre-college summer programs, and then there’s Frontiers.
A residential, on-campus summer program for high school students, Frontiers is celebrating more than 30 years of challenging participants to explore the outer limits of their knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with current laboratory techniques and exploring unsolved problems across a wide spectrum of disciplines.

Frontiers participants will be utilizing state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and enjoy added activities such as evening workshops, field trips, movies, live performances, and tournaments. Throughout each session, teens will focus on one STEM discipline and enroll in one humanities workshop of their choice. Learn from WPI professors and graduate students while using experimental, analytical, and computer technology. Registration will open December 15, 2017.  For additional information click here.