College & Summer Enrichment Programs


Various colleges and other educational programs are available to students, offering academic pursuits; cultural, leadership, and arts enrichment; and summer college bridging programs.

A description of some of the programs, including information and registration links, is listed in the document available for download below.

Please note: All programs have specific prerequisites and application deadlines. 

The Association for Pre-College Program Directors is proud to present the 2021 Summer Pre-College Program Fairs, a series of virtual events that provide students, families, and education professionals the opportunity to learn about academic summer programs at top US college and universities.

At each fair, attendees may:

  • Visit virtual booths, where you can ask questions via text or video chat with summer program representatives.
  • View helpful webinars on how to choose a summer program and how to make the most out of a summer program experience.

Registration is FREE to attendees. We invite you to visit the Virtual Fairs website at for complete information on dates, times, and which institutions will be represented at each event. There is a Virtual Fairs PDF flyer available for download from this site, which you can send to your students.





Adelphi University
As we find ourselves in midwinter on the East Coast, I’d like to share with you warm thoughts of the upcoming summer season. Undoubtedly, we are all looking forward to a brighter and healthier year ahead.
If you have not heard about we want to share this information  Adelphi’s Summer Pre-College program,
Adelphi offers personalized learning in small classes on a beautiful and safe campus (virtually, if needed) with a wide variety of summer courses for every student interest. I also include information on our very well received Gap Year Experience. We are accepting Spring 2021 registrations through January 29.
Banson NYC
We offer two NYC Fashion Summer Camps for high school students. 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 industry 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.
Baylor University
Applications for Baylor's pre-college programs are open! And course listings are now online. 

With Baylor's Accelerate program, current sophomores and juniors can begin their academic pursuits at a discounted rate and get ahead on core course requirements that not only will apply to a range of Baylor degrees but may also be transferable to other universities. This is an especially great deal for rising high school seniors. If a rising high school senior earns a 3.0 GPA in at least 9 Baylor hours, they will jump to the front of the line for admission into Baylor’s incoming class of 2022!

Baylor's Summer of Discovery program is perfect for Baylor-bound graduating seniors. Featuring an innovative collection of discounted courses, classes will be taught by Baylor faculty in the supportive Christian environment that is a hallmark of a Baylor education. Students will learn alongside their peers and also have the assurance that these classes will support most degree plans and majors.
Boston University


It may be cold outside in Boston, but it’s not too early to start planning for summer. Application forms are now live for the 2021 Summer Term High School Programs at Boston University, via our website.

Next summer, we are offering five pre-college programs for your students to choose from. All five provide rigorous and collaborative college life experiences that will enable students to gain a strong sense of their personal and academic potential.

At present, we are planning for a safe and rewarding summer by giving students the option to attend any of our programs remotely or in person by commuting to campus. Residential options will be assessed in early 2021. Here is a brief overview of our programs:

  • High School Honors is a six-week program in which students take Boston University undergraduate courses and earn up to 8 transferable college credits. In addition to remote or commuter options, we also offer online courses through High School Honors Online. Students must be entering their junior or senior year of high school in fall 2021.
  • RISE Internship/Practicum is a six-week, non-credit program in which students conduct scientific research in a university lab under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Students must be entering their senior year of high school in fall 2021.
  • Academic Immersion (AIM) is a three-week, non-credit program for students to focus intensively on a single academic topic. This summer we are offering four AIM tracks: Introduction to Experimental Psychology; Introduction to Medicine; Global Studies: Security, Statecraft, and Spycraft; and Creative Writing. Each track combines classroom work in the subject area with project-based learning activities. Students must be entering their junior or senior year of high school in fall 2021.
  • Summer Challenge is a two-week program in which students take two non-credit seminars of their choice and experience college life. Students must be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school in fall 2021.
  • Summer Preview is a one-week, non-credit program in which students explore one subject of interest while previewing the college experience. Students must be entering eighth grade or their freshman or sophomore year of high school in fall 2021
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  • AMP - Academy of Media Productions Creative high school students develop their cinematic and journalistic storytelling skills producing films, videos, visual effects, webcasts and more at Boston University's Academy of Media Production. AMP's daily livestream is collaborative remote learning unlike anything you've ever experienced. Application Deadline March 31, 2021. Sign up Today

Brandeis University - Precollege Programs


Brandeis Precollege Programs are created and led by faculty, professionals and caring staff who actively collaborate with you to shape what and how you learn. 

For students entering the 10th, 11th or 12th grade, Brandeis Precollege scholars will engage in the rigors of academics at a world-class university, explore the opportunities and challenges of living on a college campus, and join a vibrant community of people interested and engaged in some of the most pressing issues of our time. 




BYU Continuing Education


There is a new way for students to experience life as a BYU student—with no admission required—and live and learn with people who share their values. This program is called FlexGE @BYU.
Earned credits in the FlexGE @BYU program can transfer to BYU and almost all other U.S. colleges and universities. Courses can be taken at the Salt Lake Center, in evening classes (4:00 p.m. or later), during spring and summer terms, and through BYU Independent Study (online).
FlexGE students also enjoy these benefits:

  • Planning help from academic advisors and easy enrollment
  • Affordable BYU tuition and financial aid through scholarships
  • An uplifting BYU social scene with students who share similar standards
  • Free public transportation around Provo and to Salt Lake City
  • A path to establish Utah residency and apply to a state-sponsored institution

FlexGE @BYU’s unique university experience, including the BYU academic and social atmosphere, can help students quickly jumpstart their progress toward an undergraduate degree.
Learn more by visiting or calling 1-800-468-4634.  




Carnegie Mellon University

The Carnegie Mellon Pre-College programs provide learning and development opportunities for high school students both inside and outside of the classroom. 

Our Pre-College program, which mirrors the undergraduate experience, gives rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore their interests while receiving instruction from acclaimed Carnegie Mellon faculty and staff.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in a robust student experience which is curated by Student Affairs staff and a team of residential staff who are current Carnegie Mellon students.

We value the holistic student experience that includes academic and personal development in order to prepare students for the future.

We are happy to announce that our 2021 Pre-College Application is now live! 
For an application overview and information on our application deadlines, please visit our admission page.
As always, feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Below you'll find a link to our Student Virtual Information Session recordings that we held over the last two months. Led by our Carnegie Mellon Pre-College staff, the Virtual Information Sessions allowed students to connect with our Academic Program Directors from each of our programs as they describe the online classroom experience. In addition, our Pre-College staff provided information on our admission process and remote student experience.
Virtual Information Session Recordings


Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College Programs in the fine arts are six-week residential experiences that provide high school students with the opportunity to develop their skills in a conservatory or studio setting. For years, Carnegie Mellon has been recognized for the quality of education that is provided within our College of Fine Arts. Through the Pre-College program, high school students have access to this instruction and mentorship from full-time faculty members.

Our summer Pre-College program options in the fine arts include the following:

  • Architecture, provides students architectural experience within the studio, supported by integrated coursework in analog drawing, digital media, seminars and workshops.
  • Art, where students will hone their craft through challenging courses, critique, workshops, and portfolio development.
  • Design, for students who would like to receive a foundation of Design skills through studio learning, lectures, and critiques.
  • Drama, for students who would like to build their audition repertoire and portfolio with acclaimed faculty.
  • Music, where students participate in a conservatory-style curriculum and experience life within a research university.

Students may apply for the program here. Feel free to share this email with any student you think might be interested in applying!




Cornell University


Cornell University Precollege Summer Program, which, due to COVID-19, is offering courses exclusively online this summer.

As one of the nation's longest running and most highly regarded precollege academic programs, it gives motivated students the chance to

  • Get a head start on college by earning 3 to 6 credits and a Cornell transcript
  • Immerse themselves in rigorous university courses taught by top Cornell faculty
  • Prep for college applications with one-on-one admissions counseling
  • Connect with a diverse group of high school students from around the world

Students choose from undergraduate Cornell courses in Arts and Architecture, Business and Hospitality, Health and Humanities, International Relations, Science and Technology, Social Change, Veterinary Medicine, and more. You can also create your own six- or nine-week program.

Courses are offered between June 1 and August 3, 2021. Limited financial aid is available.




County College of Morris

Programs for High School Students

At CCM we offer several distinct programs for high school students to get an early start on their future:




DeSales University


June 21-25, 2021

During this difficult time, DeSales University is reaching out to educate tomorrow’s filmmakers in the craft of filmmaking using familiar tools, Virtual Technology, and the latest software to strengthen your technical ability to create a marketable product.

The Virtual Summer Video Institute (VSVI) at DeSales offers students an introduction to the theories of techniques of digital movie making using cellular phones. Each student will create a minimum of two short films and potentially collaborate on a larger scale production.

Each morning will begin with lectures delivered via Zoom on how to design, shoot, stabilize, and edit films of your own creation using your personal Android or iPhone. The mornings will include topics such as scriptwriting; Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, and Premiere Rush (editing software for phones); and sound and stabilization techniques.

The remainder of the morning will be spent on collaborating virtually with other students on your script or project footage. In the afternoons, you’ll be going out shooting and editing your film in your home environment. At the end of the program, the final films will be celebrated with an online screening.

Cost: $355 No application fee or deposit required. 

Application Deadline is June 18, 2021




Drexel University


Drexel offers high school students a range of academic programs during the summer to explore what life in college is all about. Offering both residential and day options, your students can take advantage of Drexel faculty-led workshops, labs, facilities, and all the city of Philadelphia has to offer.

Summer Institutes at Drexel




Fairleigh Dickinson University


Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Online Summer Pre-College Program is a great way for high school students in grades 9–12 to get a head start on college. FDU was recently honored among the nation’s 50 pre-college programs by Value Colleges.
  • Advanced Coding & Development
  • Applied Statistics
  • Astrophysics
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Creative Writing Pharmacology
  • Criminal Justice & America’s Legal System
  • Data Science & Business Intelligence
  • Digital Design
  • Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital
  • Financial Markets & Trading
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Pre-Medical Sciences
  • Smartphone Videography & Photography





Georgetown University

Announcing Pre-College Online Program

Georgetown University is pleased to announce the launch of our new Pre-College Online Program—offering courses that enable high school students 13 and older to explore subjects they may wish to study in college. The program is launching with two interesting courses, with more in the works.

Studying with Georgetown is a rewarding experience. We follow the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis—care for the whole person—and our goal in creating this new program is to provide a holistic experience. Students deserve the opportunity to develop their own talents and dreams, and we believe this program will help them do that.





Gettysburg College


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

  • Virtual Camp PsychCampers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
  • Civil War Era Studies Virtual CampCampers will get to enjoy historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania while studying American Civil War History through unique learning experiences. Students will explore the circumstances leading to the war, investigate significant battles during the war, and explore the condition of the United States after the war.
  • Young Writers Virtual WorkshopStudents gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.
  • Learn more and register on our summer camp website.




Gordon College

High school juniors and seniors—begin your college career early, online and at a competitive price! Through the dual enrollment program, you’ll take online courses that transfer easily to the college of your choice. Courses are taught by Gordon faculty and comprised of current Gordon students. As you get a head-start on college credit, you’ll begin to discover how faith and knowledge are not only complementary but also integral to preparing you for all of life.

Dual Enrollment at Gordon College


Lebanon Valley College


Lebanon Valley College Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Program, which will be held online from July 26-28, 2021. 


The Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Program will be held via Zoom from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. ET each day and costs $175.  We are happy to welcome rising High School freshmen-seniors.    

The goal of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Program is to provide a window into the scientific basis of human health.  Our online Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer program will include live lectures from LVC faculty, visiting guest speakers, online laboratory exercises and other interactive activities.  While we cannot duplicate the in-person experience of our traditional summer camp, our faculty are committed to providing students with an engaging and valuable experience! 

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of immunology, molecular biology, pharmacology, physiology and neuroscience.  In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, and biomedical laboratory research. The Health and Biomedical Sciences Program 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.   

For more information about the camp, you can visit the Health and Biomedical Sciences website (




LIM College

A world of opportunity awaits students at LIM College. We empower young people to realize their intellectual and professional potential, as they acquire the knowledge and skills needed to pursue careers in the global business of fashion.

Since 1939, we’ve helped thousands of students graduate with both a degree and a resume. Our popular Summer Fashion Academy lets students "try on" a fashion college education. Weeklong workshops include:

  • creating a digital magazine concept
  • building a plan for a sustainable business
  • delivering a vision board for a styling client
  • and much more!

They can even attend “Lunchtime Live” Q&A conversations with LIM alumni and learn about their experiences as students and professionals in the fashion industry.





Manhattan School of Music


Pre-College Program

 Classical Program or Jazz Program.




Marist College


This summer, Marist is offering 14 unique Virtual Summer Pre-College programs, giving students the opportunity to earn three transferable college credits while they're still in high school!

Some of our 2021 Virtual Pre-College programs include:

  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Pre-Health
  • Polling & Politics (new in 2021!)
  • Sports Communication

The free application for 2021 Virtual Summer Pre-College is currently live! A complete application requires a personal essay, high school transcript, and recommendation form. Applications are reviewed on a rolling, space available basis per program.




MIT - AI Summer Program


At Inspirit AI, students participate in live online video sessions where they work in small groups (4:1 student-instructor ratio) with mentors from MIT and Stanford to learn the fundamentals of artificial intelligence, participate in critical discussions about ethical implications, and develop a socially impactful project in domains such as healthcare, media, art and more. Students can apply their diverse interests to trace different strains of COVID-19, identify exoplanets using NASA datasets, prevent the spread of fake news online, conduct algorithmic stock trading, and more. 

 Students of all levels (from complete beginners to advanced coders) are invited to apply here by March 31st for our spring or summer sessions.

We’d like to share our brochure and the short note below below with students and parents in grades 9 to 12.

High School AI + Social Good Program by MIT and Stanford Graduates

AI Scholars Live Online is a 10-session (25 hours) pre-college enrichment program that exposes high school students (Grades 9-12) to the fundamentals of artificial intelligence and guides them to build a socially impactful project in areas including medicine, astronomy, journalism, finance, and more. Taught by our team of graduate students from Stanford and MIT, students receive a personalized, interdisciplinary learning experience with a student-teacher ratio of 4:1. We offer multiple dates and times for our Spring Semester and Summer Break programs. Students of all backgrounds may apply here ( by March 31st for Spring/Summer and learn more in our brochure or on our website. Please contact Lucas Hornsby at with any questions. Thank you!




Monmouth University

Monmouth University’s College Acceleration Program~
Rising seniors make the most of their summer by taking college classes, online or in-person, at Monmouth University this summer!

Undergraduate summer Tuition has been reduced 15%!
Courses begin: July 6, 2021
Requirements: 3.0 GPA, 1100 SAT or PSAT equivalent, school counselor recommendation. If students have not been able to take a SAT or PSAT due to COVID-19, please submit the full high school transcript. 
Choose from introductory level courses that are generally easily transferable to most colleges and universities. Courses include Cultures of the World, Media Literacy, College Composition I, Introduction to Psychology, Climate Science, and more!
Questions? Reach out to the Office of Undergraduate Admission by calling 732-571-3456 or via email for more information.
Interested in learning more? View courses and the application at:



Montclair State University


Are you interested in improving your  knowledge of Italian language and culture to advance in studies at both the high school and university levels? Are you eager to catch up in person after a year of discontinuous hybrid learning?

The 2021 edition of the Italian Intensive Program is slated to take place this year in an “al fresco” version, leveraging the beautiful outdoor spaces of the Montclair State University campus in accordance with current COVID-related guidelines, and taking advantage of the vibrant Italian cultural environment of the New York metropolitan area. FULL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE, INCLUDING FOR THE RESIDENTIAL OPTION. 

Have Students Apply Today!



Please note: This program is for rising high school seniors or recent high school graduates who have successfully completed Italian 3 Honors (or equivalent). Any questions about eligibility should be directed to the Program Coordinator, Patti Grunther at



New York Institute of Technology


NYIT School of Management is offering a free, virtual bootcamp to prepare high school students for the business school experience. With college-level workshops taught by our expert faculty, students will get critical training they can add to their résumés and incorporate into both their academic and professional lives as they seek entry to college and the business world.

Business Bootcamp Dates:

  • April 7 - June 16, 2021: Registration Open Now
  • June 30 - September 22, 2021: Registration Open Now
  • September 29 - December 15, 2021
  • January 5 - March 15, 2022
  • March 30 - June 1, 2022
Northeastern University
Pace University
The Precollege Immersion Program is an intensive two-week program designed for rising high school juniors and seniors and high school graduates that provides them with a first-hand look at a college experience. 

This year we are offering four major academic tracks:
  • Business
  • Digital Film Production
  • Psychology 
  • Theater Arts 
Apply today! The program runs from July 12–July 23. Applications are open now and will be accepted until April 19, 2021.  
The cost of the program is $1,700. Upon completion of the program, students will receive a Certificate of Course Completion.
Students who complete this program and are subsequently admitted to Pace as an undergraduate will receive three general credits toward their degree, as well as a yearly $3,000 scholarship as long as they maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above.

For more information about the program, please attend one of our upcoming webinars on April 15th. Register here

PAFA - Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts


Saturday Art Classes are a valuable opportunity for teens to develop and hone their studio art skills under the guidance of PAFA faculty. Open to high school students entering or currently enrolled in 9th through 12th grades. All levels welcome. To view courses and register here

Also offered:

Pre-College Writing WorkshopsPre-College Liberal Arts Mini-Courses




The New School – PARSONS PARIS


Three online courses from Parsons Paris introduce high schoolers to the world of fashion

Parsons Paris offers online courses that enable high schoolers interested in learning about fashion to explore this exciting field before they get to college. The choices include a course on the business side of fashion, one on the design side and one on sustainable fashion.





Rider University - Westminster College of the Arts


Virtual summer programs to help students get ahead

High school students are invited to take a step toward achieving their academic and artistic goals by attending a Pre-College Summer Program from Rider University's Westminster College of the Arts.
We offer a variety of virtual programs in voice, theatre, organ, piano and musical theory. 





Rutgers University - Pre-College Physical Therapy Summer Academy


This summer we will be holding an online version of our Pre-College Physical Therapy Summer Academy for high school students 16-18 years old taking place July 19 – July 30 Monday through Friday. This virtual summer academy is a two-week certificate program that provides students with perspectives about the exciting field of physical therapy and the exercise science major. This major provides an ideal track at Rutgers University to prepare students to apply to a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Graduate Program.  

In this summer academy, students will also be able to learn about a wide range of physical therapy career opportunities, receive an overview of undergraduate coursework, and engage with professionals in the field and current DPT students. The cost of the academy also includes college credit, where students will be taking the course ‘Foundations of Kinesiology and Health’. This course is 1.5 credits and is a required course for students in the Rutgers University Department of Kinesiology and Health, where the Exercise Science major and DPT 4+3 Program are housed. The cost for the program plus course credit is $1,752 for NJ Residents and $2,574 for Non-NJ Residents. A flyer for the summer academy is also attached to this email if you would like to share it with students and parents.    

For more information and a detailed tentative schedule of the summer academy, please visit: 




Saint Elizabeth University

Pre-collegiate Virtual Summer STEM Camp 2021

July 13-16

This virtual Summer STEM program provides students the chance to engage and participate in virtual experiments, connect with University STEM scholars and hear from recently graduated students in STEM careers.

Contact: Dean of School of Arts and Sciences




Saint Francis University

The STEAM Summer Academies are one-week immersive programs in chemistry, engineering, pre-med, and psychology for high school students who are currently in grades 10 and 11 (and are at least 15 years old) and are interested in pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering, arts, or mathematics. 



In light of the university's decisions about its summer programming, we have come to the difficult decision that we cannot host students on campus for our residential programs this summer. Instead, we are working to replace our residential programs with online programs that capture the essence of Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies. For more information about individual programs' statuses and Stanford's response to the developing situation, please visit our updates page.
STEVENS INSTITUTE - Pre College Programs
 With 11 programs, our Virtual Pre-College Programs at Stevens, taught by our expert faculty, explore your ideas and interests in a pressure-free, inspiring academic environment.

Stevens Pre-College programs distinguishes itself by having students participate in...

  • Evening Research Projects 
  • Student Life & Admissions Workshops
  • Virtual Social Activities
  • Exploring a Potential Major or Academic Interest
  • Meet Stevens faculty, undergraduate Stevens students and staff



We are excited to offer you an additional opportunity to supplement and support your students' learning! Through SCAD’s renowned SCAD now Pre-College Programs dual enrollment program, students complete university coursework from their home and earn college credit before graduating high school. Courses are taught through the university’s innovative virtual platform and students have access to industry-standard technology, software and resources to complete their assignments; including the full Adobe Creative Suite.




Smith College - 


Join other motivated high school students who want to be engaged, get inspired and expand their experiences both in and out of the classroom. You will be a part of a supportive community led by Smith faculty and staff and supported by our undergraduate students.

Remote learning or on-campus offerings:


Summer Discovery


As the educational landscape continues to shift, Summer Discovery is pleased to introduce non-credit college-level academic courses online for the Spring Term, including sessions designed to accommodate international students. Summer Discovery Spring 2021 Online is an ideal opportunity for students to get a head-start on the American college experience by taking courses that are taught by world-class university instructors and provide a foundational knowledge in key subject areas.


Tufts University


Tufts' Summer Pre-College Programs. Applications open December 1, 2020. Visit today to learn more.

Learn More

We offer a program for every interest. Highly motivated high school students can choose from:

  • 1 to 3–week intensive programs exploring topics from engineering to fine arts, international relations, climate resilience, medical school, food sustainability, and more
  • 6-week Tufts College Experience
  • 6-week Tufts Summer Research Experience
  • Enroll in a single, university-level course in a variety of disciplines, including sciences and the liberal arts

If you have any questions, please email us at, call us at 617-627-2926, or feel free to chat with us online

 Also, Pre-College Programs The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts is excited to offer a full portfolio of virtual continuing education courses this fall semester.
With most courses open to high school students over the age of 15, we invite you to check out these opportunities! Advance your art beyond the limits of your high school art class, learn from professional artists, and add new skills and experiences to your resume; all from the comfort of home.




University of Alabama


UA Early College

Click here for more information and to learn about the application process




University of Delaware - Edge Summer Program

The Edge summer college program is a five-week, credit-bearing college experience held July 11 – Aug. 14, 2021. Edge is designed for high school students moving into their junior and senior years. Students in Edge will have the opportunity to attend college courses taught by University of Delaware faculty, participate in on- and off-campus curricular and co-curricular activities, and live in a UD residence hall.
Please note that while we are planning to host the program on UD’s campus this summer, we are monitoring public health conditions and will follow the guidance of the CDC, health officials, and the leadership of the University. Should our plans need to change, we will be sure to send updates promptly. 

More information about this program, and the link to apply, can be found at




University of Massachusetts - Amherst


Good news! Applications are now open for Summer Pre-College at UMass Amherst! We've partnered with University faculty from many campus departments to offer you a wide variety of options this summer. Topics range from sport management and business to engineering, animal science, architecture and much more. Visit our website for the full list of program offerings.

New for Summer 2021:


Summer Pre-College Program List


All programs will be fully online and taught by UMass Amherst faculty and graduate students, combining live video instruction, independent project / group work, and check-ins with faculty and TA’s. Each course includes a minimum of 8 hours/week of live instruction plus offline assignments. Students will earn college credits and will be able to request an official UMass transcript. 

Please visit our website and check out the full list of programs, as well as the application. Admissions are rolling!

Visit Website & Apply




University of Miami

Whether students are looking to earn college credit, explore possible career paths, or learn from renowned faculty, the University of Miami Summer Scholars Program provides an authentic college experience to prepare high-achieving high school students for academic success.

The General Application Deadline for the University of Miami's three-week, credit-bearing Summer Scholars Program (for high school sophomores and juniors) and two-week, non-credit UM Academies (for high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors) is April 30, 2021.




University of Michigan

Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan is excited to be offering a virtual course that high school students can participate in this summer, The Joy Of Coding, which takes place July 5, 2021-August 13, 2021.


The Joy of Coding is an online course specially created for anyone who wants to experience first-hand the power and thrill of coding computers to do amazing things. Created with high school students in mind, it is a great way for anyone to step into the wondrous world of coding. You’ll learn by doing and experience how coding powers apps such as Snapchat and TikTok. 

No prior coding experience is required! Anyone who wants to learn is welcome!

Students will: 

  • Learn to code at their own pace with support from Michigan ECE faculty and students 

  • Have weekly coding lectures/assignments using an interactive textbook

  • Have our commitment to help you get unstuck when learning to code

  • Receive a certificate of accomplishment to include in college applications


Please visit our website for further information including math prerequisites, cost ($99), important dates, and more! For priority consideration, please submit an application by April 15, 2021!


For further questions, please email




University of Pennsylvania - 


Penn Summer Academies – New programs added for American Sign Language and Intercultural Communication!

  • Non-credit program
  • For current 9th-11th grade students
  • International students welcome
  • Financial aid for select Philadelphia students

Penn Summer Data Analytics Camp – New for 2021!

  • Non-credit program
  • For current 9th-12th grade students

Penn Summer Coding Camp

  • Non-credit program
  • For current 9th-12th grade students

Penn Summer Prep

  • Non-credit program
  • For current 9th-11th grade students
  • International students welcome
  • Financial aid for select Philadelphia students

Pre-College Program

  • Undergraduate credit offered
  • For current 10th-11th grade students
  • International students welcome

Young Scholars Program

  • Undergraduate credit offered
  • For current 10th-11th grade students
Applications are open, and the summer 2021 deadline for all programs is May 1. Encourage your outstanding students to consider our program options and get in touch with our team!


Get program info
University of Rochester
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. Students make significant contributions to campus, foster respect for other cultures, and bring unique perspectives to the classroom.

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 the theories, technologies, and principles of their field.





Summer 2021
June 13 – July 10, 2021
Join us for an academically rigorous, socially enriched summer experience. Dive into an area of study at the university level, led by USC faculty, with classmates from around the world! Explore our course options and deepen your knowledge on a particular subject or discover something completely new while earning college credit. Read more about our plans for summer here.  

USC School of Cinematic Arts Summer Program is again online for Summer 2021 and is available for your students to apply. With the student success of last summer, we’re thrilled for the opportunity to open our doors up once more to a diverse and engaging Summer 2021 student cohort.

Our courses cover topics from all the divisions within the School of Cinematic Arts and are taught by current USC faculty who teach during the full-time sessions. All classes are for USC college credit and may be transferred to any university with an official university transcript. Some of our more popular classes include: Filmmaking Online, Beginning Screenwriting, Inside the Business of Film & Television, and Animation Fundamentals.

Applicants must be of ages 16 & above and in good standing to be considered. Below is a link to our program where our available classes can be reviewed as well as a few testimonials from former students: 

If an applicant has specific questions about a course or the process, questions can be emailed directly to


The University of Southern California School o Architecture is pleased to announce the 40th year of an exciting opportunity for high school students to explore their interest and aptitude related to architecture and design: EXPLORATION OF ARCHITECTURE
        USC, like many schools of architecture with a five-year professional degree program, requires students to declare architecture as a major upon application, and includes architecture courses in the first year of the college curriculum. This early commitment to architecture can be daunting to freshmen. We have created the program to inform students and assist them in making academic and career decisions. 
        Our virtual four-week program (June 14th- July 9th) offers three units of college course credit, providing motivated high school students with a head start on their college education. Our rigorous two-week virtual program (June 14th- June 25th) offers students a glimpse into design thinking and architectural education with a shorter time commitment. Both options provide an invaluable opportunity to meet other inquisitive students while honing design and critical- thinking skills. Students with a wide range of interest find the exposure to architectural design enlightening, stimulating, and fun.
        Application information may be found at USC Summer Programs. If further information is needed, please contact us at the USC School of Architecture.



University of Vermont - Summer University


For an immersive learning experience this summer, encourage your high school students to explore the opportunities available through the University of Vermont!

Our 4-week, academically rigorous, and fully online Summer Academy courses are designed exclusively for students who have completed 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and are tailored to provide an in-depth exploration of a specific field of study in subjects ranging from journalism and photography to health and medicine. 

What's more, all summer Pre-College programs at UVM (including our courses below) are offered to out-of-state students at 50% off academic year tuition rates.

Summer Academy Courses Include:

  • Adventures in Neuroscience
  • Biomedical Science and Human Disease
  • Drones for Environmental Mapping
  • Facing Environmental Futures
  • Health and Medicine
  • Storytelling with Photographs
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Wake Forest University
Are there subjects you’re thinking about taking in college but would like to know more about? The Online Immersion Program, designed for high school students ages 13 and up, has been created for this purpose. It offers exciting topics, covered in depth, through online coursework led by Wake Forest University professors and Wake Forest School of Medicine professors (depending on the course you choose). The program is available year-round, and the online format allows you to study anywhere, anytime, while working at your own pace. University mentors provide one-on-one guidance. You will complete a Capstone project to show what you’ve learned and earn a Certificate of Completion from Wake Forest University.
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Wharton High School - Summer Program
The Wharton Global Youth Program mobilizes the extensive opportunities of the Wharton academic community to educate, inform and inspire pre-collegiate students to explore business practices, analyze the world’s complex challenges, and take the needed steps to become leaders who will transform the global economy.



The YYGS application is now open, and we encourage students in grades 10 or 11 (or international equivalent) from all around the world to apply! We hope you will help share this opportunity:
YYGS invites eligible students to join us this coming July! Experience life as a university student at Yale while attending an academic session of your choosing. 
Here's what you need to know:

  • Meet peers from over 130 countries around the world (including all 50 U.S. states), and join discussions where students offer global perspectives.
    We provide over $3 million USD in need-based financial aid equally to both domestic and international students, offered as discounts covering up to 100% of tuition costs.
    Apply by our Early Action deadline and hear your decision back by late December. If the fee poses a financial burden, submit a fee waiver to make your application fee $0 USD.

While YYGS is excited to host on-campus sessions, we will notify students by March 5, 2021, if that is not possible. More details are listed on our COVID-19 update page.

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