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Summer Programs

**Scroll all the way down for summer programs with application deadlines in other months.

Application Deadlines in May, June, or No Firm Deadline


Deloitte Three-Day Tech Challenge - Applications opened March 2 and will close after all 30 spots are filled.

Are you currently in 11th grade and interested in attending a free three-day program to hone your tech skills? Apply to the Deloitte Team Tech Challenge! You’ll discover cool uses for analytics, AI, and blockchain while competing in a fun tech innovation challenge. You’ll also learn about skills for college success and explore possible tech careers for your future.  The application will open on March 2, 2020 and will be open until locations are filled. Admission is on a rolling basis. Space is limited to 30 students per location. The program will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for three days at the downtown Atlanta Deloitte office from July 7-9, 2020.

Cornell University Summer College - Apply by May 1, 2020

Choose a two-, three-, or six-week program, where you'll earn transferable credits from Cornell University in subjects such as architecture, business, engineering, human rights, science, and veterinary medicine. Courses are taught by Cornell faculty, giving you an unrivaled learning experience with some of the university's best professors.

SUMMER LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE at Augusta University - May 8, 2020

Open to students who will be enrolled in high school in fall of 2020, the focus of this camp will be on emergent leaders with topics on the distinctions of leadership, citizenship, and persuasive communication. Students will participate in workshops and programs on the Summerville and Health Sciences campuses of Augusta University. Events will include lectures, keynote speakers, and activities. The 2020 Summer Leadership Experience Camp will take place from May 28th through May 31st. The cost of the Summer Leadership Experience is $200 per student. The deadline for registration and payment is May 8th, 2020.

Summer at Smith - June 1 (Final Deadline)

Designed by Smith’s professors and staff, our programs give you an inspiring learning experience and you can request a recommendation from Smith faculty to use in your college applications. We intentionally do not offer or give grades in our classes. Students report that they can fully dive into learning without the pressure of grades and competition with peers. You will be able to explore what interests you in a risk-free environment. Inside the classroom, a hands-on, collaborative learning environment lets you directly engage with world-class scholars who help you pursue your passions and develop new skills. Outside the classroom, enjoy Smith’s beautiful setting, live in a house on campus, make new friends, talk to current college students and engage in after class activities and outings.

Accepting young women entering grades 9, 10, 11, 12 in fall 2020

William and Mary Pre-college Program in American History - June 1, 2020

The National Institute of American History & Democracy (NIAHD) is proud to host the Pre-College Program in American History at William & Mary. This unique program offers high school students an opportunity to live and study at William & Mary for three weeks during the summer. Students will earn 4 hours of transferable college credit studying American history right where it happened. What sets the program apart from your typical history class is that students travel daily to the museums, battlefields, archaeological sites, homes, and places where history lives. They will talk with professional historians and curators, and learn not only the history of America but what's being done to preserve it. Students also participate in an active archaeological dig and get their hands dirty looking for 18th-century artifacts.

UC Santa Barbara Summer Scholars Program

This academic program allows motivated students to jumpstart their higher education career by enrolling in two credit-bearing courses while experiencing college life alongside a diverse population of undergraduate students at UC Santa Barbara. In addition to engaging in meaningful coursework, college preparation seminars, and professional development workshops, students will participate in evening and weekend social activities and events that will acquaint them with Santa Barbara's beautiful surroundings, and introduce them to life as a member of the Gaucho community. Students have the option to live in an on-campus residence hall or commute to campus.

Program Dates: June 21 – August 1, 2020 (six weeks)

Applications for the 2020 program are now open through June 1, 2020. To apply click HERE.
Students will be admitted on a rolling basis. 

Pratt Summer PreCollege

Pratt’s summer PreCollege provides students with an opportunity to build their art and design skills, create a portfolio of their work, and explore possibilities for study and employment in creative fields. Classes are modeled after Pratt’s undergraduate curriculum, taught by experienced faculty and alumni in order to provide students with a rich and immersive educational experience. The college-level coursework equips students with four elective college credits accepted at Pratt and most colleges and universities.

Northeastern Pre-College Program

We are excited to share that Northeastern’s Accelerate: Pre-College Programs application is open for summer 2020. The Accelerate programs feature our exceptional faculty delivering courses that combine innovative content, experiential learning, and a world-class environment—giving talented high school students a true Northeastern experience. 

While you are discussing options for next year with your students, we encourage you to share the following links for them to review over the holiday break:

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at or call 617.373.2200.

Auburn Summer Camps

Auburn Youth Programs is an extension of University Outreach that sponsors and executes over 100 summer programs designed to educate and inspire youth in a variety of academic, athletic, and extracurricular endeavors. Participants have the opportunity to further their education and develop skills while making new friends and experiencing life at Auburn University!

Pre-College at Adelphi University in New York

Pre-College, Personalized. Come to Adelphi this summer. Live on campus. Take an amazing class. Make new friends. Earn college credits. All in our summer program tailored just for you! 

This summer, experience Adelphi’s personalized approach to education and enroll in our Summer Pre-College programs. College Consensus recently ranked Adelphi’s Pre-College Summer programs among the top 30 in the US, and here’s why:

  • You’ll live on campus and take a class in the kind of exciting, challenging subject you dream about.

  • You’ll work with our professors and instructors and meet with experts in the field.

  • You’ll go on exciting off-campus trips, including ones to nearby New York City.

And you’ll be able to walk away with three transferable college credits. It’s a great introduction to the hands-on, high-impact learning at Adelphi – and an unforgettable growing experience.

Hollinsummer Camp

Do you know a student who would benefit from a college-prep summer program? Encourage your students to consider Hollinsummer, a camp for young women with interests in creative writing, entrepreneurship, science, theatre, or equestrian riding. Designed for rising 9th - 12th grade students, Hollins was ranked among the Top 30 Pre-College Summer Programs for 2019 by College Consensus. With residential and day options available, Hollinsummer brings together students from across the country for a jam-packed week of learning and fun on one of Virginia's most beautiful campuses.  Hollinsummer: July 19 - 25, 2020

Carleton Summer Liberal Arts Institute -

Application Deadlines in April

UVA - Cornerstone Summer Institute - Due April 1, 2020

The Cornerstone Summer Institute provides rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with the opportunity to engage in historical investigation, archaeological excavation, and community engagement in order to learn and develop thinking skills that will prepare them for success in college and beyond. Visit their web site for more information:

Summer at UChicago - April 1, 2020

The University of Chicago's Summer Session programs bring together a global community of thinkers who ask tough questions and embrace new ideas. Join fellow engaged, idea-driven students from around the globe as you dig in—sometimes literally—to a Summer Session program at one of the world’s great intellectual destinations. Then, together, take in the outdoor music festivals, professional sports games, and Lake Michigan shorelines to round out summertime in Chicago.

Pre-College Programs at Washington University in St. Louis

  • High School Summer Scholars Program (Deadline: April 1, 2020)

  • High School Summer Institutes (Rolling Admission)

  • High School Summer Academy (Deadline: April 1, 2020)

  • Middle School Summer Challenge (Deadline: April 1, 2020)

ACLU National Advocacy Institute’s High School Program - Due by April 5, 2020

Wednesday, July 22 - Tuesday, July 28, 2020 

The ACLU National Advocacy Institute’s High School Program will bring together a diverse group of high school students (ages 15-18, including graduating seniors) from across the United States to participate in a week-long, firsthand learning experience for the next generation of social justice advocates.  For more info click here. For the agenda, click here.


High school students: Immerse yourself in the cultures and languages of East Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, Turkey, Russia, and Eastern Europe while exploring career options. If you are a high school sophomore, junior, or senior interested in experiencing the intersection of business, language, and culture—this two-week program is for you. This intensive experience, presented by IU CIBER (the Indiana University Center for International Business Education and Research) will bring to life the phrase “business is global.”

UC Santa Barbara Summer Research Academies - April 15, 2020

Summer Research Academies (formerly Science & Engineering Research Academy) offer a dynamic, 4-week residential and commuter summer program that introduces qualified high school students to the research enterprise through project-based, directed research in STEM, Humanities, and Social Sciences fields. Students will take a 4-unit university course where they choose and develop a research topic specific to the track they select, under the direction of an instructor who is conducting active research in that field.

Students will develop academic and professional skills by presenting their research findings in a capstone seminar, networking with peers, and experiencing university life in a challenging environment. The lecture series - GRIT talks - will connect students to some of the best minds among the UC Santa Barbara research community who present on their ground-breaking research and innovative technology.

Program Dates: June 28 – July 25, 2020

Applications for the 2020 program are now open through April 15, 2020. To apply click HERE.
Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis.

The 2020 Jr. Deputy Clerk Summer Internship Program - Apply by April 27, 2020

Fulton County Clerk of the Superior and Magistrate Courts Cathelene "Tina" Robinson presents The 2020 Jr. Deputy Clerk Summer Internship Program.  Theme: #WOKE 2020 (Working on Kontinuing Excellence). June 1 - June 30.  To participate in this program an applicant must be a rising 10-12 grade student, available for the duration of the 4-week program, committed to work hours of 8:45am - 4:00pm M-F, and able to provide own transportation daily.  For more information or to apply, visit  Link to flyer.

Carleton Liberal Arts Experience (CLAE) - Through April

We’re honored to host a free week-long summer academic program for high school students. The Carleton Liberal Arts Experience (CLAE) supports 52 high school students who have just completed their sophomore year to come to Carleton for a one-week academic program in the summer.  CLAE Scholars experience the benefits of a liberal arts college education through classes in science, art, social studies, and technology. Students who have an interest in African American culture, especially students from the African diaspora, are encouraged to apply. Throughout the week, CLAE Scholars will focus on African American community and identity through the framework of a liberal arts education.

Application Deadlines in March

Pratt Precollege Programs - Brooklyn Campus - Priority Deadline March 1, 2020

Pratt PreCollege programs support future artists, designers, and creative thinkers to develop their skills and creative voice. High school students engage in rigorous college-level courses, modeled after Pratt Institute’s undergraduate offerings and taught by Pratt faculty who are committed to sharing their expertise in the fields of art and design. Students enrolled in credit-bearing PreCollege classes receive elective credits accepted at Pratt and most other colleges and universities.


21st Century Leaders Summer Institutes – Due March 1, 2020

21CL offers four exclusive summer leadership institutes, expanding your leadership skills and exposing you to various businesses and industries throughout the state of Georgia. Each leadership institute will engage you through interactive workshops, corporate tours, round-tables with business leaders, and team-building exercises. Plus, you’ll have the time of your life while living on a college-campus, expanding your skills and meeting a diverse group of students from all across the state!


Cisco High School STEM Externship - Due March 8, 2020

The Cisco High School STEM Program is a comprehensive 2 to 4-week unpaid summer externship designed to give top, STEM and business focused students an introduction to Cisco’s history, culture, and the technology industry.Students will be engaged in interactive project work, problem-solving, and learn to communicate with industry professionals and peers. 

Yale Summer Program in Astrophysics - March 8, 2020

YSPA is a 2-week online + 4-week residential research and enrichment program for 32 rising high school seniors who are interested in astronomy, physics, math, computer programming, and other science and tech fields.

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program - March 13, 2020

Our Summer Immersion Program is a free​ ​7-week introductory computer science ​program ​for​ ​10th-11th grade girls going into their junior or senior year of high school. During the 7-week program, participants​ ​learn​ about ​computer science,​ ​gain​ ​exposure​ ​to​ ​tech​ ​jobs,​ ​and​ ​join​ ​a​ sisterhood​ ​of​ ​girls​ ​who​ ​are​ ​using​ ​computer​ ​science​ ​to​ ​become​ ​change-makers.

In the Summer Immersion Program, students will learn about:


  • Careers​—They'll meet female engineers and role models and get an inside look at technical roles in the world’s top companies, like Twitter, Amazon, and AT&T.

  • Skills and Impact​—They’ll learn to code through real-world projects in art and storytelling, robotics, video games, websites, apps, and more—plus, they’ll create a final project that solves a real-world problem they care about!

  • Sisterhood​—They’ll learn in a supportive, girls-only environment and make lifelong friendships!


The Atlanta classes are June 8 - July 24th. 

Atlanta locations:

  4125 Windward Plaza Dr, Alpharetta, GA 30005

  100 Peachtree Street NW, The Equitable Building, Suite 1300, Atlanta, GA 30303

  5565 Glenridge Connector NE, Suite 2000, Atlanta GA 30342

  236 Perimeter Center Parkway NE, Dunwoody, GA 30346

  1050 Techwood Drive, Atlanta, GA 30318


Link to apply:

UC-Santa Barbara Summer Research Program - Due by March 15, 2020

The Research Mentorship Program is a competitive, six-week summer program that engages qualified, high-achieving high school students from all over the world in interdisciplinary, hands-on, university-level research. Students will be paired up with a mentor (graduate student, postdoc, or faculty) and choose a research project from a large list of disciplines offered by the program each year.

In addition to gaining a deep relationship with their mentor, they will learn about research techniques, gain insight into professional research-based opportunities, and mature their academic goals. The lecture series - GRIT talks - will connect students to some of the best minds among the UCSB research community who present on their ground-breaking research and innovative technology. Along with these academic benefits, the students will be immersed in university life and networked with equally ambitious and curious peers.

Program Dates: June 21 – August 1, 2020

Applications for the 2020 program are now open through March 15, 2020. To apply click HERE.
Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis.

The School of New York Times - March 16, 2020

At The School of The New York Times, we translate the knowledge and practices of The New York Times into educational experiences for diverse learners. Our Pre-College and Professional programs employ a Timesian method to exploring ideas and the topical issues of our time. We welcome intellectually curious students from all backgrounds to apply to our programs. Explore Admissions at The School and read about our new Diverse Voices Scholarship Fund.

Engineering Summer Academy at Penn - Final Deadline March 27, 2020

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 while earning college credit, live on Penn’s historic campus, and connect with new friends from around the world.

UGA Dean Stuart Feldman Summer Science Institute - March 27, 2020

The Dean Stuart Feldman Summer Science Institute is designed to provide an introduction and overview of the many career opportunities which are available in the pharmacy profession. The six-day summer program exposes high school students to classroom and laboratory experiences, and provides components of what students should expect from the college experience. Participants are expected daily and must participate actively in all facets of the program. Rising juniors and seniors in high school who are interested in sciences and pharmacy are encouraged to apply.

California College of the Arts Summer Program - Enrollment is ongoing but the scholarship deadline is 3/30/2020

At CCA’s Pre-College Program, you’ll join a diverse group of creative thinkers and makers that have one thing in common: the pursuit of purposeful work. Our setting is CCA’s lush Oakland campus, where studio-focused, college-level courses help you push beyond concepts to portfolio-ready pieces. Our backdrop is the San Francisco Bay Area, home to powerhouse brands, remarkable tech companies, and world-class museums—all easily reachable by BART train or rideshare. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be in art school, this is your time to grow as an individual and take your artwork to the next level.  Summer 2020 Program Dates: June 22 - July 17


Application Deadlines in February

Summer Scholars Research Program (SSRP)/Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University - Deadline: Feb. 3, 2020

The Summer Scholars Research Program (SSRP) is a competitive non-paid internship for rising or graduating high school seniors hosted by Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. SSRP is a research immersion experience that pairs high school students with Atlanta’s top cancer researchers enabling them to get a real-world look at the field of oncology.  

SSRP allows high school students to experience the interdisciplinary nature of cancer research through academic lectures and practicum experience. Accepted students work one-on-one with a clinical researcher or basic scientist at Winship, who mentors them through a research project during the six-week program.


Students also attend weekly lectures from Emory University faculty and take field trips to places like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention David J. Sencer Museum and the Emory Proton Therapy Center.


Students will present their project at a Final Symposium held on the last day of the program to an audience of their peers, teachers, and Emory University faculty.


How-To Apply:


  • The 2020 program runs from June 3 – July 10.

  • There is a mandatory orientation on June 2 from 9:00AM – 1:00PM.

  • The application is available on the SSRP Website and is due on February 3.

  • Note: Students must be 17 years old by June 1 to be eligible for the program.


U of Pittsburgh Health Career Scholars Academy & Iaccocca Entrepreneurship - Feb. 19 deadline

The Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensives (IGEI) at Lehigh university and the University of Pittsburgh Health Career Scholars Academy, former Governor's School programs, are accepting applications for the 2020 summer programs.  Current high school sophomores and juniors are encourage to apply. The Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensives (IGEI) bring the Iacocca Institute's global reach and its interactive model of teaching leadership and entrepreneurship skills to high school students (ages 16-17) from around the world.  The Iacocca Institute offers two programs for high school students—one on the campus of Lehigh University, a top-ranked research university located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and one in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, one of the most important centers of entrepreneurship in the United States and the world.

Application Deadlines in January

Yale Young Scholars - Deadline: January 15, 2020

Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) is an academic summer enrichment program for outstanding high school students from around the world. Each summer, students from over 125 countries participate in one of five interdisciplinary, 2-week sessions at Yale’s historic campus. Immerse yourself in a global learning community at Yale this summer.  Apply early to receive a discount on your application fee. If the fee poses a financial burden, you can submit a fee waiver to reduce your application fee to $0 USD. For more information visit our Application Deadlines page.


UGA's VetCAMP 2020 - Deadline: January 24, 2020

We’re now accepting applications to our VetCAMP 2020, which is scheduled for June 7-13, 2020. This program is offered to rising high school juniors and seniors and rising college freshmen to evaluate their skills and competitiveness as future veterinarians, provide mentorship and help them experience veterinary medicine as an exciting career path. It’s a great experience and the students have a lot of fun while also learning about the profession.

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