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.



In light of the current health crisis, FORDHAM added a number of online course options to the  Pre-College Program, which still includes on-campus offerings.

Find new ways to improve your college resume and earn transferable college credits before you even graduate high school!

To apply, complete the application available here. A letter of recommendation, an unofficial transcript, and an analytical writing sample are required. No Application Fee.

Virginia Tech
The College of Science at Virginia Tech will be posting suggestions for fun science activities that students can do on their own this summer (with instructions), and we are asking you to share with them before summer break! Most use supplies that are relatively easy to get. For harder-to-get supplies, we will send the students a kit -- as long as supplies last.
 We are also going to schedule a few live events (via social media) where students and parents can tune in to hear an expert give quick talk on their topic and ask questions related to the activity you just did.
 Our webpage is not up yet, because we are still figuring out the details. So please check the link on the flyer in the next couple of weeks or email Vicki Corbin for more information!

Rutgers Summer Academies

COVID-19 Announcement - For public health reasons, no events will meet face-to-face at any on-campus or off-campus location through summer 2020. For more information, visit


Pre-College Academies
 - Learn more here


Test Prep

Students can prepare for the SAT or ACT with the Rutgers Test Prep program. This program can:

  • Improve confidence
  • Maximize performance
  • Help gain admission into top choice schools

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Pre-College Physical Therapy Summer Academy

Students in the Physical Therapy Pre-College Summer Academy will receive advice on how to prepare for this growing field from academic advisors and professionals in the field. Students will tour the Functional Human Anatomy and Exercise Physiology Labs, visit the Graduate Rutgers DPT North Campus, and learn about nutrition and a healthy lifestyle through a hands-on cooking demonstration. Students will:

  • Gain perspective and exposure to the field of physical therapy
  • Learn about the wide range career opportunities available
  • Receive an overview of undergraduate coursework
  • Engage with professionals and current DPT student

In the summer of 2019, Dr. Nicole Nagle and Ms. Alicia Reuter hosted the first Pre-College Physical Therapy Summer Academy with a fantastic group of students. We invite you to explore our gallery of photos from this exciting week at the Pre-College PT Academy!




On-Line SAT Boot Camp Prep - Jarrell Education
August 23rd - 28th
SAT test date August 29th
Prep classes offer a combination of common curriculum pedagogy with standardized test methodologies.
SAT Boot Camp online.
Mr. Jarrell (Math) and Mrs. Kay (English). No pre-recorded videos, same great teachers as always, making online learning as high quality as in person.
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.
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.



 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.



Our city is still not open so we decided to change up the format of our Banson NYC Fashion Summer Camps for 2020 - We will be going virtual! We will be offering two weeks of our traditional camp introducing students to different careers in the industry and we have added two more weeks of specialty camps - one in Styling and one in Fashion Design. Although the visits will be on Zoom, they will be the same quality and content as our in-person visits. Each week-long session will be dynamic, interactive and fun! Watch our video to get feedback from Former Campers.


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



Montclair State University

Early College Program Montclair State University is offering academically ambitious high school students an exciting opportunity to complement high school study with Montclair State University coursework. With 11 colleges and schools, and more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations, Montclair State delivers the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a supportive, sophisticated and diverse academic environment.

Through this pre-college program, rising juniors and seniors earn transferable college credits, experience the rigors and expectations of college-level classes, learn alongside Montclair State University students and engage in courses taught by University professors on campus or online.




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. 




University of Alabama

UA Early College

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




Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Frontiers 2020 is Going Virtual

Frontiers for Credit is a pre-college summer program designed for high school students who are interested in earning college credit and experiencing an academically fulfilling WPI college course. WPI’s five-week online pre-college summer program starting in July will allow students to explore STEM curriculum alongside WPI’s world-renowned faculty. ​

Boston University
With the help of Zoom and other technology, we decided to offer our Boston University Summer Journalism Institute as an online non-credit course. 
Sacred Heart University
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.
Northeastern University
The New School - PARSONS PARIS

Parsons Paris is making free learning content available to students. 

Designed for high schoolers, this content enables them to explore their interest in the business of fashion. Learning modules include videos with experts and professionals in the field—as well as stimulating questions and research exercises. 

Free Online Learning Module: Change the Way You Think About Fashion

  • High school students discover how sustainability led the way to new fabrics, new looks and innovations such as “Rent the Runway.”
  • Participants watch engaging videos and hear from fashion experts and designers.
  • Students can test what they’ve learned by answering the questions provided.



Manhattan School of Music

Pre-College Program

 Classical Program or Jazz Program.



Tufts University

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.



Clarkson University - Clarkson SchoolYoung Scholars Program

The Young Scholars Program will be held remotely this year due to COVID-19.  This program will provide a unique summer learning experience. 

Consistent with Clarkson's overall focus on interdisciplinary education, you will be given a problem to examine and solve from multiple perspectives including technical feasibility, the implications of health care and larger social implications.  Students will work with faculty from a number of disciplines including computer science, psychology and health care.

Working individually and in small groups remotely, you conduct research and make a final presentation. Your families are also encouraged to attend the final presentation.  This unique program sparks intellectual development and requires you to exercise strong communication skills and cooperative problem solving.

Summer 2020 Project


Johns Hopkins University

HOME ( Hopkins On-line Multicultural Program)

We're excited to announce that applications are now open for HOME (Hopkins Online Multicultural Program), our signature event that connects African American, Black, Latinx, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander, and multiracial high school seniors to the people, organizations, and resources that unite our multicultural community. 


Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar College is offering 10 courses this summer with you and your students in mind. Four of the courses are from our innovative Leadership CORE designed to help hone leadership skills.  These courses have no prerequisites and are open to any interested person from upper level high school students to adult learners. Each course is offered for credit (3 college credits) or audit (no credit).