• We have compiled a list of summer/pre-college programs for your convenience. Please note that this list is not exhaustive, and does not constitute an endorsement of any specific program over another.

Summer Enrichment/Pre-College Programs

  • Adventures in Veterinary Medicine (AVM) Online program at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

    Do you know any students who are planning a career as a veterinarian?  Or students who love both science and animals?

    AVM is an exciting and intensive program where students can explore the wide variety of careers available within veterinary medicine and work together virtually with faculty and veterinary students. For students who are trying to determine whether veterinary medicine is the right career path, AVM is a great way to gain a deeper understanding of the profession. The program is also helpful for students who have already decided on a future in veterinary medicine, as it allows them to collaborate with current veterinary students and explore important topics within the field.

    To learn more, please click on the link: AVM High School Program

    Badger Pre-College (University of Wisconsin - Madison)

    What can young learners do at UW–Madison this summer? Just about anything. Badger Precollege offers an array of academic programs for students ages 6-18 — from advanced learning programs and STEM classes to music clinics and college readiness conferences.

    Whatever you choose, your student will enjoy the university’s outstanding facilities, resources, faculty and staff — all while getting to know the UW–Madison campus, pursuing their passions and meeting new friends. Financial assistance is available for most programs.

    To learn more, please click on the link: Badger Pre-College 

    Berkeley Summer Sessions

    Summer Sessions offers more than 600 courses each summer, in a wide variety of disciplines. Courses are offered over seven different sessions of varying lengths—the first session usually begins towards the end of May, and all sessions have ended by mid-August. More than 16,000 students attend UC Berkeley in the summer, and more than 5,000 of those students are visitors (non-UC Berkeley students).

    To learn more, please click on the link: Berkeley Summer Sessions 

    Boston Leadership Institute

    The Boston Leadership Institute is a top-tier summer STEM program for academically advanced, high-achieving, gifted high school and pre-high school students. Our programs are hands-on and engaging, and are designed to introduce students to a variety of careers in the STEM and business fields. We offer both day and residential programs in Boston and its surrounding areas. 

    To learn more, please click on the link: Boston Leadership Institute

    Boston University Summer Theatre Institute

    e Boston University Summer Theatre Institute (BUSTI) is a five-week experience for highly motivated high school theatre artists. Designed to mirror the first year BFA Core at the Boston University School of Theatre, the Institute encourages participants to expand their interests and abilities within a professional training environment. Students participate in Morning and Afternoon Technique sessions, a Guest Artist Workshop Series, their Experimental Theatre Laboratories, and in the creation of an original piece with members of their Collaborative Theatre Ensemble. Courses may include, and are not limited to, Acting, Design, Improvisation, Theatre for Social Change, Movement, Playwriting, Musical Theatre, and Production.

    To learn more, please click on the link: Summer Theatre Institute

    Boston University Summer Programs for Pre-College Students

    BU’s long-running Summer Term pre-college offerings include a choice of one-, two-, three-, and six-week programs that prepare you for success in college. With five exciting and challenging pre-college summer 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. Summer is a great time to push yourself academically while adapting to college life, making new friends, and engaging in fun, social activities around Boston and on campus. We invite you to join other motivated teens from 50 states and 87 countries in our summer programs for high school students—and take the leap into college life and academics.

    To learn more, please click on the link: Boston University Summer Programs 

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Pre-College Summer Session provides high school students with the unique opportunity to take summer courses offered by Carnegie Mellon University for credit.

    Students earn college credit while working in an academic setting that mirrors the supportive, rigorous environment of the first year of college. Every summer, Summer Session offers approximately thirty courses from academic disciplines across the university, including in science, humanities, social science, engineering, computer science, and technology applied to the arts. Successful Summer Session students leverage their experiences to demonstrate their ability to succeed in college. Upon successful completion of a course, they receive college credit at Carnegie Mellon University, which is transferable to other institutions that accept CMU college courses for credit.

    To learn more, please click on the link: Carnegie Mellon University Pre-College Summer Session

    Chapman University Summer Camps and Programs

    Chapman offers several camps and programs for high school students over the summer. These camps can help you explore a subject you are interested in within a college environment. 

    To learn more, please click on the link: Chapman University Summer Camps & Programs for High School Students

    Cornell SCE Pre-college Studies

    Cornell University's pre-college programs give high school students the chance to benefit from an Ivy League education before they apply to or attend college.

    No matter whether you attend in the summer, winter, fall, or spring, you'll experience what sets our offerings apart—studying with Cornell faculty, learning in regular undergraduate-level courses, and earning real college credit for your work.

    To learn more, please click on the link: Cornell SCE Pre-College Studies

    Duke University Pre-College 

    Duke Pre-College Programs provide motivated current 6th-11th grade students with experiential learning and academic experiences in a university setting. Building on the legacy programs such as Duke Youth Programs and the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP), Duke Pre-College Programs inspire and challenge the next generation of thinkers and leaders while offering them a glimpse into the opportunities for their future. Our diverse courses are tailored to the interests and questions top of mind for today’s students while delivering the Duke experience through interactions with Duke faculty, researchers and guest speakers, who are experts in their fields.

    To learn more, please click on the link: Duke University Pre-College

    Explore Engineering Innovation - A Summer Program for High School Students

    Explore Engineering Innovation, formerly Engineering Innovation, is an exciting, college-level, summer course for motivated high school students with an aptitude in math and science and an interest in (or curiosity about) engineering. This program has been available to high school students since 2006. During the course, students learn to think and problem-solve like engineers and have the opportunity to earn Johns Hopkins University (JHU) credit.

    Our typical student is a rising junior (~35%) or senior (~65%) in high school. Talented 9th graders (rising sophomores) may be considered, however, priority will be given to older students

    To learn more, please click on the link: Explore Engineering Innovation

    Georgetown University Pre-College Online Program

    At Georgetown, we believe that you’re more than a mind. You’re an individual with unique talents, dreams, and passions. Our long-held Jesuit tradition of cura personalis means "care for the whole person," and our goal in creating these new online courses is to provide a holistic experience for you. As an individual with unique talents, dreams and passions, you deserve the opportunity to develop and refine what makes you you. If you are intrigued by a certain subject and would like to explore it in-depth before college, here is your chance. Georgetown University now offers pre-college online courses for high school students ages 13 and older. Each features dynamic video lessons by renowned Georgetown faculty and access to mentors. The program is available year-round, and the online format enables you to study anywhere, anytime, at your own pace.

    To learn more, please click on the link:  Georgetown University Pre-College Online Program  

    Girls, Inc Passport to College Program

    Our Passport to College summer program is a summer workshop series running across the months of July and August. During this workshop series, students will learn how to find the best college fit, apply for these schools, and explore other post-high school options. Students will also have the opportunity to visit college campuses to learn more about the resources they offer, explore the community, and envision themselves as students on that campus!  All this, including transport to college tours from our Santa Ana office, for only $25! 

    To learn more, please click on the link: Girls, Inc Passport to College Program

    Great Books Summer Program

    We are thrilled to be planning On-Campus and Online programs. There will be a host of exciting choices for students entering grades 6-8, grades 9-12, and graduating seniors!  We are offering multiple weeks of great On-Campus Programs starting in late June. We will be on the following campuses: Amherst College, Stanford University, Northwestern University, and Haverford College. Our programs abroad will be in Dublin and Oxford! And, of course, online programs too!  

    An independent program with an over twenty-year history of inspiring readers, writers, thinkers, and leaders, Great Books Summer Program  brings together bright students from all around the world.  Great Books students engage with enduring texts of literature and philosophy  to discover and explore the great human issues and questions as they develop important close reading and critical thinking skills.

    To learn more, please click on the link: Great Books Summer Program

    ISSOS Summer School at St. Andrews, Cambridge, & Yale

    Our 3 week programmes are fully residential and all-inclusive, for students aged 13-18 years old, at St Andrews, Cambridge and Yale Universities. Students will choose one academic subject, and one elective subject. Outside of classes all of our students take part in our varied and exciting evening programme, Clan events, day trips and hobby workshops at the weekends. Students come from over 80 different countries and we only accept 10% of each nationality to each session to guarantee our students a truly international experience.  

    To learn more, please click on the link: ISSOS

    Northeastern University Accelerate Pre-College Programs

    Are you driven, hard-working, and curious? Do you crave new experiences and love to challenge yourself?  Are you looking to set yourself apart academically?

    Accelerate Pre-College Programs are designed for talented high school students in the U.S. and around the world who want to give themselves an edge. We offer a choice of innovative programs led by Northeastern’s internationally acclaimed faculty. Try something new or challenge yourself to rise to a new level in an existing area of interest. 

    To learn more, please click on the link: Northeastern University Accelerate Pre-College Program

    NYU High School and Middle School Programs

    Whether you're looking to build your portfolio, earn college credit, hone your talents, or boost  your preparedness for college, middle and high school students can explore exciting opportunities to experience the dynamic learning environment at NYU.  You'll learn from NYU faculty while forming lasting connections with students from across the US and around the world who share your passion and curiosity.

    To learn more, please click on the link: Experience NYU

    Princeton Summer Journalism Program

    The Princeton Summer Journalism Program (PSJP) is the only program of its kind offering a free, year-long college preparation and journalism program for high school juniors from limited-income backgrounds. Our mission is to diversify the fields that impact our democracy through the exploration of the important connection between journalism and critical social and political events. Every summer, up to 40 students from across the country explore current events and world affairs through workshops and lectures led by Princeton professors, professional journalists, and alumni on campus. The summer program culminates in a 10-day residential experience on Princeton's campus, during which students publish our annual newspaper, the Princeton Summer Journal.

    To learn more, please click on the link: Princeton Summer Journalism Program

    Pratt PreCollege

    As one of the world's top-ranked art, design, and architecture colleges, Pratt is the place for students to explore principles of design, get immersed in fine art, and build a portfolio of artwork. For those intending to pursue studies in art, design, architecture, or a related area, this is a valuable chance to build a portfolio of work that will serve as an important component of their college application process.

    Pratt PreCollege students will explore creative careers and develop their artistic skills with support from experienced faculty. The month-long experience combines college-level courses and cultural enrichment opportunities for high school students on our picturesque Brooklyn campus. Courses allow students a unique opportunity to be immersed in the creative process and get a sneak peek into the undergraduate experience at Pratt Institute.

    To learn more, please click on the link: Pratt Summer PreCollege

    Rhode Island School of Design Pre-Collegiate Programs

    RISD Pre-College offers rising high school juniors and seniors the chance to experience life as a RISD undergrad. For five weeks you’ll follow a college-level curriculum with day-long studio classes, critiques and projects. You’ll work alongside hundreds of other creative, highly motivated students from around the world who will challenge, inspire and encourage you to push your limits and produce your best work. You’ll live like a RISD student, access renowned resources and instructors, strengthen your portfolio and forever change the way you approach art and design.

    To learn more, please click on the link: RISD Pre-Collegiate Programs

    Smith College Pre-College Programs

    Designed by Smith’s professors and staff, Smith’s Summer Precollege Programs offer an inspiring learning experience, and you can request a recommendation from Smith faculty to use in your college applications. A hands-on, collaborative environment lets you directly engage with world-class scholars who help you pursue your passions and develop new skills. Enjoy learning without the pressure of grades or competition. Outside the classroom, enjoy social offerings in the evenings and on weekends. All programs are for young women, female-identified or gender-nonconforming students who will be entering grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 in fall 2023.

    To learn more, please click on the link: Smith College Pre-College Programs

    UC Davis Young Scholars Program

    The UC Davis Young Scholars Program is a summer residential research program designed to expose approximately 40 high-achieving high school students to the world of original research within the fields of the biological, agricultural, environmental and natural sciences.

    To learn more, please click on the link: UC Davis Young Scholars Program

    UCI Summer Healthcare Experience (SHE)

    The Summer Healthcare Experience (SHE) is a career exploration program designed for young women who are rising Juniors and Seniors in High School and interested in learning about healthcare careers. The program also provides participants with the practical tools and mentorship to achieve their educational and career goals.  Students who are considering pursuing a career in healthcare, such as doctor, nurse, pharmacist, social worker, healthcare administrator, physical therapist, nutritionist, genetic counselor, surgeon, dermatologist, radiologist, cardiologist, physician assistant, occupational therapist and more are encouraged to apply.

    To learn more, please click on the link: UCI Summer Healthcare Experience

    UCI Summer Youth Programs

    Spend your summer as an Anteater! UC Irvine’s summer youth programs are dedicated to serving the young people of our community through invaluable experiences that are both educational and safe.

    We value:

    • Offering accessible and enriching experiences
    • Prioritizing the safety and well-being of every participant
    • Fostering the development of individual character and skills
    • Creating an engaged and inclusive community

    These programs are guided by the UCI Campus Youth Council, whose mission is to ensure all campus groups engaged with youth programming are following policies, procedures, and best practices that prioritize the safety, protection, and well-being of minors on our campus.

    To learn more, please click on the link: UCI Summer Youth Programs

    UCLA Mathematics Project

    Check out these great sessions offered to you by the UCLA Math Project! We are offering wonderful learning opportunities for high school students this summer. Bring them as they experience a workshop taught by a UCLA Faculty Member! Space is Limited. For questions, please email mp@gseis.ucla.edu 

    To learn more, please click on the link: UCLA Mathematics Project

    UCLA Pre-College Summer Institutes

    UCLA Precollege Summer Institutes provide motivated and driven high school students the opportunity to earn college credit in one to three weeks while advancing their academic career and abilities in an area of study of their interest. Through co-curricular components including hands-on projects and performances, field visits, and guest lectures, students receive a comprehensive and immersive study of their chosen subject that goes beyond classroom instruction. Our Precollege Summer Institutes are open to high school students from around the world. We invite you to join our diverse and inclusive UCLA community full of respect, ideas, and optimism.

    To learn more, please click on the link: UCLA Pre College Summer Sessions 

    UC San Diego Pre-College Programs

    In an increasingly competitive world, Extended Studies’ goal is to help students stand out during the college application process and get the most out of their education going forward. Explore our range of pre-college courses from STEAM to test prep to college credit.

    To learn more, please click on the link: UC San Diego Pre-College Programs

    UC Santa Cruz Summer Program

    Our high school programs welcome students locally and globally to enroll in an actual UC Santa Cruz undergraduate university course. Students gain experience with the excitement and challenge of college-level academics while earning UC credits they can transfer to a future college or back to high school. 

    To learn more, please click on the link: UC Santa Cruz Summer Program

    The University of Chicago Summer Session

    Discover the awesome course opportunities for high school students this summer with the University of Chicago. Within a supportive community, students from all over the globe are exposed to diverse ideas in classes taught by world-class faculty and instructors. In their classes, students are given the chance to take intellectual risks, dive more deeply into subject matter, and discuss questions that go beyond the realm of their high school curriculum.

    To learn more, please click on the link: The University of Chicago Summer Session

    UMass Amherst Pre-College

    Summer Pre-College programs at UMass Amherst are residential and online academic programs for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. With courses taught by UMass faculty and graduate students, award-winning dining, modern residence halls, and fun co-curriculars, our programs offer hands-on experience in college coursework and college life.

    To learn more, please click on the link: Pre-College @ UMass Amherst

    USC Summer Programs

    USC Summer Programs extends a tradition of excellence to outstanding high school students through a diverse offering of four-week summer courses. As a “Summer Trojan,” you will balance academic and campus life as you prepare for college — and earn college credit.

    USC Summer Programs’ courses are taught by USC faculty and experienced professionals of the USC academic community. Our faculty create an engaging academic experience by combining lectures, hands-on workshops and labs, and guest speakers. Each course is designed to be more interactive, engaging and challenging than accelerated high school classes or the broad introductory courses offered by other summer pre-collegiate programs.

    To learn more, please click on the link: USC Summer Programs

    West Point Summer Leaders Experience

    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. 

    • SLE is a one-week program for current Juniors 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.

    To learn more, please click on the link: West Point's Summer Leaders Experience