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Summer Programs
Updated:  February 13, 2018

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

Babson College Summer Study for High School Students

Babson is offering a month-long, residential summer program that provides high-achieving high school students with the opportunity to experience college life while they gain real-world business experience.  Babson's Summer Study for High School Students, from July 6 - August 4, 2018, provides rising juniors and seniors with the opportunity to explore ways in which they can positively impact the world through business and entrepreneurship.  For additional information and to apply go to  The application deadline is March 1, 2018.

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.

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
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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.

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.

Cornell University - Engineering Diversity Programs

The CURIE and CATALYST Academies (July 15-21, 2018) are one-week summer residential programs for high school students who excel in math and science, enjoy solving problems, and want to learn more about careers in engineering.  The target population for the CURIE Academy is rising junior and senior women students of all backgrounds; while the target population for the CATALYST Academy is rising junior and senior male and female students from backgrounds (African American, Native American/Alaska Native, Latino/a and Pacific Islander) severely underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines.  All program materials including the link to the online application and the recommendation form for our summer academies are available at the following websites:
CURIE Academy:
CATALYST Academy:                                 The application deadline is March 1, 2018.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.


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

PRATT INSTITUTE PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAM - Brooklyn Campus - July 2-27, 2018

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.

Reynolds Young Writers Workshop at Denison University

Announcing the 2018 Reynolds Young Writers Workshop, Denison University's week-long summer creative writing program for high school students.  The website has full information and an online application.  Current high School sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply.  This year's program dates are June 17-24, 2018.  Opening of online application acceptance is January 3, 2018 and the application deadline is March 4, 2018.  For additional information and to apply go to

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 7-12, 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  

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.

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

Smith College Summer Precollege Programs

Smith College Summer Precollege Programs are for talented young women entering grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 in Fall 2018.  The Summer Science and Engineering Program will take place July 8-August 4, 2018.  The Young Women's Writing Workshop will take place July 8-21, 2018.  The Hidden Lives: Discovering Women's History program will take place July 22-August 4, 2018.  The Field Studies for Sustainable Futures will take place July 22-August 4, 2018 and the College Admission Workshop will take place July 22-28, 2018.  For additional information and to apply visit   The application deadline is March 1, 2018.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.