Summer programs on college campuses offer students the opportunity to explore new interests, strengthen skills, and meet other students with similar goals and interests. Opportunities range from pre-college programs in specific academic areas, to college-level coursework, to sports clinics, to internships and research opportunities. Many college campuses throughout the United States have summer programs. The following list is just a few of the opportunities available for students. We encourage you to go to the web sites for additional information and application materials.
If you are interested in a college that is not on the list, visit their website to research summer opportunities/pre-college programs.
- Adelphi University: https://precollege.adelphi.edu/
- Augustana College, Summer Academy: www.augustana.edu/summer academy
- Barnard College, Summer in New York City: www.barnard.edu/pcp
- Beloit College, Center for Language Studies: https://www.beloit.edu/cls/
- Boston University, High School Programs: www.bu.edu.summer/highschool
- Boston University, Investigative Journalism Workshop: https://studentprograms.necir.org/high-school-summer-investigative-reporting-workshop/faculty/
Boston University, Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS): https://www.bu.edu/
mysummer/academics/pre- college-summer-journalism- institute/
- Broadreach, Summer Opportunities: www.gobroadreach.com/summer-opportunities-listing
- Brown University, The Brown Leadership Institute: www.brown.edu/summer
Carnegie Mellon, Summer Pre-College Programs: https://www.cmu.edu/
Case Western Reserve University, Pre-Collegiate Summer Programs: https://summer.case.edu/
Columbia University, Summer High School Programs: https://precollege.
- Conserve School, AP Summer Institute: www.conserveschool.org (Choose the Other Programs Tab)
Cornell University, Summer College Programs for High School Students: https://sce.cornell.
- Davidson College, July Experience: www.davidson.edu/july experience
- Department of Navy, Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program: https://seap.asee.org/
- Duke University: https://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students
- Edgewood College: Science Workshops
- Emma L. Bowen Foundation, Minority Interests in Media: www.emmabowenfoundation.com
Experience America, Project Fashion: Project Fashion: https://fashion.
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Summer Program for High School Students: https://fidm.edu/en/
George Washington University, Pre-College Program: https://summer.gwu.
- Global Works, Summer Service Programs: www.globalworkstravel.com
- Gustavus Adolphus College, Summer Academic Program: www.gustavus.edu/camps
- Junior State Summer Programs (Georgetown, Princeton, Yale & Stanford): www.jsa.org/
- Landmark College Summer College Readiness Program https://www.landmark.edu/summer/summer-college-readiness-program
- Loyola University Chicago, Pre-Collegiate Summer Scholars: www.luc.edu/summerscholars
- Madison College, STEM, Coding, & Welding Summer Camp: https://madisoncollege.edu/career-discovery
- Marist, Pre-College Program: www.marist.edu/precollege
- Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) Pre-College Program: www.miad.edu/precollege
- Mount Mary University - Summer Leadership Academy for Young Women https://mtmary.edu/business-community/womens-leadership-institute/experience/summer-leadership.html
- New York University, NYU Precollege: www.nyu.edu/precollege
- Northfield Mount Hermon, Summer Session: www.mnhschool.org/summer
- Northwestern University, College Prep: www.northwestern.edu/collegeprep
- Northwestern University, University National H.S. Institute, "Cherubs" program: https://nhsi.northwestern.edu/
- Otis College of Art and Design, Summer of Art: www.otis.edu/soa
Oxford & Cambridge Advanced Studies Program: https://www.
bucksmore.com/courses/oxford- cambridge-advanced-studies- program/
- Phillips Exeter Academy, Summer School: www.exeter.edu/summer
- Pratt Institute, Pre-College Programs: www.pratt.edu/precollege
- Purdue University: https://engineering.purdue.edu/WIEP/Programs/K-12/precollege.html
- Quantum Learning Network, Colorado College, Super Camp's Senior Forum: www.supercamp.com
- Rotary Club, Youth Leadership Camp: https://www.rotary6250.org/RYLA
- Rutgers: https://em.rutgers.edu/ncp/Default.aspx
- Stanford University, Pre-Collegiate Studies: https://spcs.stanford.edu/find-yourself
- SCAD Summer Seminars: www.scad.edu/sss
- The University of Notre Dame, Summer Scholars and Leadership Seminars: https://precollege.nd.edu/
Tulane, Pre-College Programs: https://summer.
UCLA College Discovery Program: https://www.
- United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar: www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/NASS/
- University of Dayton, Leadership 101: https://udayton.edu/apply/undergraduate/hsprograms/leadership-101.php?utm_campaign=adm-sc&utm_source=dc&utm_medium=email&utm_content=sc
University of Idaho: https://www.uidaho.edu/
- University of Pennsylvania, Engineering Summer Academy: https://esap.seas.upenn.edu/
- University of Pittsburgh, College Prep & Leadership Academy: https://www.studentaffairs.pitt.edu/BridgeHome
- University of Virginia, Cornerstone Summer Institute: https://slavery.virginia.edu/cornerstone-summer-institute/
UW-Madison, College Access Program: https://education.wisc.edu/
- UW-Madison, Engineering Summer Program: https://esp.engr.wisc.edu/esp/
- UW-Madison, Free Engineering Program for Minority Students: https://sbel.wisc.edu/procsi/
UW Madison Summer Research Scholars: https://precollege.
wisc.edu/precol_programs/ smahrt-summer-research- scholars/
- UW Milwaukee, Architecture Summer Camp: https://uwm.edu/sarup/future-students/architecture-summer-camp/
- UW-Whitewater, I Want to be a Teacher Camp: https://www.uww.edu/ce/camps/additional/teacher-camp
- Yale Young Global Scholars: https://globalscholars.yale.edu