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Pre-College Summer Programs


YALE Young Global Scholars

The Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS) is a summer academic enrichment and leadership program that brings together outstanding high school students from around the world for intensive two-week sessions on Yale’s campus in New Haven and the Yale Center Beijing in China. YYGS offers six unique sessions in New Haven and one session in Beijing, China. For more information visit http://globalscholars.yale.edu/


USC Summer Programs

USC Summer Programs extends a tradition of excellence to outstanding high school students through unique 4 and 2 week summer courses. Accepted students to the USC Summer Programs will balance academic and campus life as they prepare for college in the nation’s entertainment center – Los Angeles, California. Learn more about USC Summer



Boston Univesity Summer Program


We invite you to choose from five exciting and challenging summer high school programs. Each program offers the opportunity to explore new subjects and college life—while making friends with fellow students and participating in social activities in Boston and on campus. Join other motivated high school students from 49 states and 87 countries and experience a great introduction to college life and academics.





MIT Launch Summer brings together high school students from all over the US and world each summer to MIT campus to become entrepreneurs in a 4-week program.
Through Launch Clubs, entrepreneurship clubs are being started at high schools around the world, with teams becoming entrepreneurs and launching real startups.
LaunchX is a new online course aimed at guiding first-time entrepreneurs overcome the hurdles and take the first step to launching something new.

Learn more about MIT LAUNCH at mitlaunch.com




Entrepreneurship in STEM Education


Entrepreneurship Camp

Empowering California’s next Generation of Entrepreneurs

July 18 – July 22


What and Where?

A proven model in STEM Entrepreneurship with college students is now coming to high school students. A one-week day camp on the Cal Poly Pomona campus where you will experience going from an idea to building a prototype to assembling the elements to start your own venture! You will develop entrepreneurial competencies, leadership ability and the skill set to launch a startup.



Work with teammates and mentors to:

  • Ideate
  • Prototype
  • Develop a new product
  • Receive mentoring
  • Network


Work with teammates and mentors to: Sign up at cppentrepreneurshipcamp.eventbrite.com
For more information contact:

Sponsored By:

ilab@cpp.edu - 909-979-6378

info@wyef.us - 626-708-0858







Study Abroad!  Global Education Adventures!



This program will make you a faster and more effective reader. You will save time, enjoy reading more, and get more out of everything you read.

You will double your reading speed in your most difficult reading, and triple your speed in easier materials. You'll learn the most effective approach to reading comprehension, as well as concentration, recall, and note-taking techniques that will greatly reduce your rereading.

The program meets once a week for five weeks. Each week, you'll apply new skills in a variety of compelling non-fiction and fiction reading materials.

As a course participant, you'll also receive our Lifetime Reading List, which describes more than 1,000 of the best books ever written. You'll also receive a Lifetime Repeat Privilege, good at more than 125 colleges and universities.

Welcome to UC Santa Cruz! It's the perfect place to spend your summer and get credits for high school and college!

Have you ever wanted to learn about the Sociology of Sports? Interactive Video Game Design? Evolution and Ecology? The Natural History of Birds? Psychology? Come do it.




College Courses for California High School Students

California State University Dominguez Hills offers high school students in California the opportunity to earn up to six units of college credit each semester. Off Campus Courses are taught by special arrangement on high school campuses. Distance Learning Courses are broadcast live on cable television and webcast live on the internet each semester on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:30PM.

Students who view the live broadcasts/webcasts can interact with the instructor by calling a toll free number or sending messages via the internet. Students can also view archived videos of the classes at youtube.com/csudhtv . Credits for the courses are recorded on a Dominguez Hills transcript which can be transferred to any college or university. Each college and university will determine if the courses meet their general education and degree requirements.

Enrollment is limited. Students will be enrolled on a first come basis as they complete the registration process. Once a class has reached its limit, no more students will be enrolled. Students are encouraged to apply early so they can purchase the textbooks and obtain access to the course website before the class begins.




  • A group information session.
  • A campus tour led by a current student.

Plan and register for your campus visit online.

Customize your campus visit to suit your personal interests once you know the date of your visit. Use the Campus Visit Planner & Registration to view tour and information times for your chosen date.

Tours, which include the main campus and the residence houses, last up to 1.5 hours, so you should wear comfortable shoes.



This exciting summer experience is about more than what goes on in the classroom. It is about providing a place to explore interests – old and new – while meeting new people and broadening horizons.

From learning to live with a roommate to strengthening resumes or college applications, students will walk away from a summer on the bluff feeling better prepared to enter the 4-year university environment.

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On-Campus Activities

Co-Curricular Workshops

Weekend Trips



Study at the world-renowned UCLA Department of Art this summer!

The Summer Art Institute is designed for talented and highly motivated high school students. Each two-week session carries three units of UCLA college credit, and is structured around a combination of daily, focused studio work, artist lectures, field trips, and a final exhibition.

Students may enroll in one, or both, two-week sessions, and choose from Drawing, Painting, Photography, or Sculpture.


Experience College This Summer

Live on campus, attend classes side-by-side with college students, and learn from distinguished faculty and prominent Washington, D.C., area guest speakers. RSVP to our upcoming webinar on March 7 at 12:00 p.m. to learn more.




The Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes are three-week and four-week residential programs for academically talented and motivated high school students. The Summer Institutes provide an opportunity for these students to enrich and accelerate their academic pursuits and to meet other students who share their interests and abilities.

Summer Institutes participants live in supervised Stanford housing and are taught by instructors who are experts in their fields and passionate about teaching. Students engage in intensive study in a single course and are introduced to topics not typically presented at the high school level. The Summer Institutes provide a taste of college life in the beautiful surroundings of the Stanford campus.

Summer Institutes subject areas include arts and humanities, business, computer science, engineering, legal studies, mathematics, social science, physical and biological science, and writing. The instructors are assisted by undergraduate and graduate student mentors who have expertise in the course subject areas. These mentors serve a dual role of Residential Counselor and Teaching Assistant so that the academic and social aspects of the program are tightly integrated.


Live on-campus and be a part of a community of high school students enjoying their summer at UC Berkeley. Get involved in UC Berkeley courses, extracurricular activities, and college exploration workshops planned just for you. Take advantage of everything the campus has to offer while earning college credit. Eligible applicants must be domestic or international high school students seeking to live on campus, have completed 2 years of high school by the start of summer classes, have a 3.0 average or better (weighted or unweighted), and will be 16 years of age by June 21, 2020.

Summer College for High School Students

The award-winning Summer College for High School Students program offers talented high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors the opportunity to study at Cornell for three or six weeks, earn an average of three to six college credits, take college courses with leading Cornell faculty members, explore careers and majors, attend admissions workshops, and much more.

The programs are a wonderful opportunity for high school students to experience college life, make some great friends, and prepare for the future. At the end of the program, students often say it's been the best summer of their life.

Area High School Students

If you want to earn college credits before starting college, take a couple of Cornell courses. Register through Summer College, Extramural Study,Summer Session, Winter Session, or Online Learning.

Free Summer Events

The School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions invites you to continue your education in one of the most enjoyable ways possible—by attending our free summer events series! We offer concerts and lectures at no charge to encourage you to take a chance and learn something new or listen to music you may never have heard, all while visiting our gorgeous campus.

Other Cornell Programs


High school students in the Pre-College Program benefit tremendously from 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 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.

Tuition & Fees

Program costs vary depending on whether you enroll in the College Intensive or Summer Immersion programs.



Experience all facets of college life in our High School Summer Scholars Program, open to students during the summer following their sophomore or junior year. As a participant in this selective five-week program, you will live on campus, enroll in courses, and study alongside college students. Select from a broad range of stimulating introductory courses in the humanities, math, sciences, and social sciences as well as our one-unit, noncredit college success workshops. This can be the perfect stepping-stone to the next stage of your education! Learn about life on campus during a WUSTL Summer Experience.



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This week-long experience led by distinguished UC Irvine School of Law faculty in a law school setting is designed to equip students with knowledge, understanding, and skills that will benefit them as they continue their education and chart their future—to perform better in high school, prepare for college, and explore a possible career as a lawyer.

Renowned faculty will lead engaging morning lectures of current relevance, introducing participants to the legal system and to major areas of law important to students, such as First Amendment rights and crime and punishment. In the afternoon, students will have an opportunity to participate in mock debates, hearings, and workshop-style sessions. This specialized program advances college readiness on a UC campus in actual law school classrooms. Personal interaction with faculty aims to expand perspectives, boost academic and professional confidence, and support career and college interests.

With curriculum developed by UCI Law faculty, college-bound participants will become stronger candidates through a unique program of timely lectures, intellectually rigorous small group activities, lively open discussion, and practical skills enhancement.



Build Your Portfolio | Earn College Credit | Make Art!

Shape your own artistic direction by exploring a wide range of media during this comprehensive, four-week summer program. Explore drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, video, digital photography, and design in college-level classes. Then, armed with skills in numerous disciplines, work on your ideas in your own studio space. Our interdisciplinary and concept-based approach to artmaking reflects SMFA’s unique vision.

The core curriculum encompasses foundational skills, historic and contemporary practices, experimentation, and critical thinking skills. The program also includes presentations by visiting artists and one-on-one mentoring to help you develop your art projects, build a portfolio, explore career paths, and prepare for the college application process.





The USC Summer Programs invites high school students to connect with the world of architecture.  EXPLORATION OF ARCHITECTURE  provides a wide-range of exposure to an architectural education and the vibrant surroundings of Los Angeles through an exciting two or four weeks at the USC School of Architecture.  You will be designing and building in a collaborative studio environment, touring famous landmarks, living on-campus in a residence hall, and working with the School’s distinguished faculty and upper division students. The four-week program offers 3-units of college credit.


These programs will provide you with an introduction to architecture and will enable you to make an informed decision about future academic and professional choices. You will experience firsthand what it is like to work in a studio on a design project. You will also take study trips around the Los Angeles region, attending lectures and participating in other activities available in Southern California during the summer.


The EXPLORATION OF ARCHITECTURE program will inform you of architectural career opportunities and enable you to meet and make friends with other students from around the world with similar interests. These programs provide excellent opportunities to refine problem-solving skills and deal with abstract concepts. They have great value to all students, not just those contemplating a career in architecture.


We hope you will join the thousands of high school students who have enrolled in the EXPLORATION OF ARCHITECTURE program for over thirty years. It is a program we have designed to be both fun and intellectually stimulating.




Summer Residential Research Program for High School Students


The UC Davis Young Scholars Program is a summer residential research program designed to expose approximately 40 high achieving high school students to the world of original research in the natural sciences with emphasis on the biological, environmental and agricultural sciences. To be eligible for the summer of 2020, students must be currently enrolled as sophomores or juniors in high school and be rising juniors or rising seniors during the program summer. UC Davis Young Scholars Program participation is not limited to California students. Participants in the 2020 UC Davis Young Scholars Program will work one-on-one with research faculty and research groups in state of the art laboratories for six weeks. Each student will work on an individual project and prepare a journal quality paper and symposium presentation about their work. In addition to scientific research, the UC Davis Young Scholars Program strives to introduce participants to the climate and culture of living and working on a university campus. Staff make every effort to model the experiences that participants will have during their first years of college.

The application period for the summer of 2020 will open on December 1, 2019.


Summer Institute

Summer Institute is selective, highly coveted, long-standing summer program designed to ease students’ transition to Harvey Mudd. It is primarily aimed at underrepresented students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (i.e., women, students of color, 1st-generation college students), but we encourage all incoming students to apply.




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Come get the REAL college experience at Grand Canyon University.

High school seniors interested in studying engineering, computer science and information technology are invited to an exclusive three-day, two-night engineering event on GCU’s campus. Come discover firsthand what it means to be a CSET student in Lope country! 

Dates: Friday, Jan. 15 – Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016 
FREE Transportation (including bus travel and airfare) and housing/meals provided by GCU.

You’ll have opportunities to: 
• MEET other future Lopes with a passion to pursue engineering, computer science or IT 
• STAY two nights in a suite-style residence hall 
• DINE at campus eateries 
• JOIN a mock class with hands-on activities, featuring Raspberry Pis 
• LEARN about your program of study through informational sessions with the College of Science, Engineering and Technology faculty, staff and students 
• CHECK OUT student life at a GCU men’s basketball game 
• ATTEND a gaming tournament featuring our eSports club team 
• TOUR campus, including an in-depth look at our brand-new 84,105-square-foot STEM building 

Before You RSVP:
This is an invitation-only event for high school seniors who express interest in a career in engineering, computer science or IT.  In order to attend, you mustapply to GCU, submit your unofficial transcripts, and download and sign thepermission forms.

Questions?  Contact your admissions representative.


The Engineering Summer Academy at Penn (ESAP) welcomes highly motivated and talented students to explore Engineering at the college level.  The Academy’s intensive, three-week programs combine sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting edge technologies. Work with leading faculty, live on Penn’s historic campus, and connect with new friends from around the world.

Application Process Overview:

Before beginning the application below, please review the Application Requirementspage, as well as the ESAP Application Checklist (below) in order to gather all of the necessary materials for both the online and mail-in portion of the application. Complete the online application and have your high school administrator submit your OFFICIAL transcript by US Mail or email. Your application will be reviewed only after ALL materials have been receivedPlease log into the application portal to check the completion status of your application.



Summary of Program

COSMOS is an intensive four-week summer residential program for students who have demonstrated an aptitude for academic and professional careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Talented and motivated students completing grades 8-12 have the opportunity to work with renowned faculty, researchers and scientists in state-of-the-art facilities, while exploring advanced STEM topics far beyond the courses usually offered in California high schools. Through challenging curricula that are both hands-on and lab intensive, COSMOS fosters its students’ interests, skills, and awareness of educational and career options in STEM fields.