College and University Summer Programs
Looking for a college-level experience for your student this summer?
Many colleges offer summer programs with as an immersive experience for high school-age students. Here’s a starter list of some of those programs for you. It’s not an exhaustive list: it’s not even been road-tested nor are we making any endorsements. But it is a place to start if your student is looking for a rigorous academic experience this summer. Enjoy!
If you’re looking for a program that combines academic enrichment and fun that’s close to home, check out Maharishi School’s Summer Camps.
The Community of Scholars program is a rigorous college-credit summer program designed for students entering their junior and senior years of high school. The Community of Scholars offers academically outstanding students the chance to broaden their understanding of international relations by enrolling in a 3-credit college class designed just for them.
Agnes Scott College Summer Programs
In the summer, Agnes Scott has always opened its doors to those who want to continue to learn. From our credited programs for undergraduate students to hosting a number of residential and non-residential enrichment camps for middle and high schoolers, summer is a great time to be at Agnes Scott. Our faculty will share their expertise at new summer camps we are introducing for middle and high school students.
Babson’s Summer Study for High School Students allows high school students to use the summer to advance their knowledge of business and entrepreneurship and understand how to make a difference in the world.
Foundations for the Future is a transformational, weeklong summer program that allows parents and their teenager to build their relationship while giving a better understanding of career pathways in business, enabling insights into each other’s strengths and capabilities, and showing how entrepreneurial thinking can be used to succeed in both business and in life.
With five distinct programs to choose from, ranging from entrepreneurship to dance, you have the unique opportunity to explore an area of interest on a deeper level through both in-class discussions and city exploration. As part of the learning experience at Barnard, you will get a taste of both college life and the Big Apple!
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.
Through adherence to our Jesuit mission, our programs focus on exposing students to a rich and rewarding college experience through coursework, extracurricular activities and reflection. Built into the programs are activities that help to prepare students for their college search and the transition into college life.
Over 200 courses with a focus on Liberal Arts and Sciences. Innovative leadership, social issues, and positive change. Earn college credit this summer at Brown, or participate in rigorous, active online learning experiences.
Our Summer Pre-College Programs will show you what life at Carnegie Mellon is all about – from the classroom to what’s happening on weekends. You’ll meet people from all over the world, be inspired by our world-renowned faculty, take part in the excitement of campus and have the opportunity to explore the city of Pittsburgh.
Within a supportive campus community, students from all over the globe are exposed to diverse ideas in classrooms taught by world-class faculty and instructors. In the classroom, 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.
Take one or three week immersion courses on campus, or study in Barcelona for three weeks. Earn credit and prepare to maximize your college experience.
We offer pre-college programs for talented high school students. Experience the excitement of college life, take college courses with renowned faculty, and enjoy an “unforgettable, life-changing summer.”
The Emory Pre-College Program is a summer academic program for high school students. It gives college-bound rising juniors and rising seniors an exciting glimpse of academic and residential life at a top-ranked national university.
This summer, join us for an exciting and hands-on experience at Georgetown University. Our Summer High School Programs offer the opportunity to live on campus, meet classmates from around the world, and earn college credit—all while experiencing the excitement of college life.
College Intensive programs offer rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college credit by engaging in challenging undergraduate level courses. Grades earned establish an official academic record at GW and may be transferable, depending on the policies of the receiving institution.
If you are a high school student who will graduate in 2018, 2019, or 2020, we invite you to explore all that the Secondary School Program has to offer. Imagine studying at Harvard for seven weeks, fully immersed in the college experience. Whether you choose to live on campus, commute, or take courses online, you’ll have the opportunity to explore complex topics, gain valuable life skills, and form lasting bonds.
The Early Outreach Program at Iowa State University (EOP@ISU) is an exciting, week-long residential summer program for motivated Iowa resident multicultural students and potential first-generation college students entering the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades.
MIT does not offer a traditional open-enrollment summer school program where any high school student can come to campus to take courses and live in the dorms. However, several partner organizations run small, specialized programs on campus.
Northwestern University offers a range of summer programs for pre-college students. Experience college life at Northwestern University this summer in the College Prep Program. EducationUSA Academy is a unique academic program that will provide instruction in English, college preparatory content, tours of diverse college and university campuses, and cross-cultural activities for 15- to 17-year-old students from around the world.
The LEADership, Education and Development (LEAD) Summer Business Institute program exposes high school scholars to business principles and the skill sets needed for successful business careers.
Explore Penn’s historic campus, engage with leading faculty and build intellectual connections within accelerated two, three or six week Penn Summer High School Programs.
Skidmore College offers a variety of Academic and Creative Arts summer programs.
Choose from more than 145 courses offered by 30 departments within the schools of Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Engineering. Summer courses feature a smaller class size, accessible instructors, and a diverse student body with students from over 30 different countries.
Tufts offers multiple exciting opportunities for high school students to study and explore the university during the summer, including College Experience and Pre-College Intensives.
A variety of weekend and college-level courses are available to 9-12th grade students.
You will live on campus and take accelerated courses with Vanderbilt professors, lecturers, and graduate students. Outside the classroom, our carefully selected residential staff members supervise the dining and residence halls, plan fun and engaging recreational activities, and help ensure that every student has a fulfilling experience.
We offer the opportunity to enjoy the full Wellesley experience, to become part of our community of ambitious, driven women and the chance to shape your own path to becoming a woman who will change the world.
Our faculty and facilities are a rich educational resource for the entire community. We invite pre-college students from all backgrounds to discover the excitement of college-level academics.
200 great courses in STEM, pre-med, humanities, arts, and social sciences. Get face time with top Yale faculty in small seminars. Plus you’ll have time to immerse yourself in a full menu of academic opportunities and social events in Yale’s residential colleges.
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