Summer College Programs

Below is a list of Summer Programs offered at various colleges across the country:
Actuarial Science Camp- Lebanon Valley College- June 21-26 and July 5-10
The Actuarial Science Summer Camps are week-long intensive programs for rising high school seniors designed to help them decide if they’re interested in actuarial careers. LVC has had a successful Actuarial Science Program for more than 50 years, and we’ve run this summer camp for more than three decades. Leveraging industry connections and alumni suggestions, we’ve forged an authentic experience that features interaction with actuaries and an introduction to relevant software and content. During the week, students live on campus in a residence hall with Resident Assistants who are current LVC students. Students eat their meals in the Allan W. Mund College Center. The camp fee is $950, and it covers all camp-related expenses, including instruction, room, board, and access to campus facilities. Lebanon Valley College values inclusion and diversity. We encourage students from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. Financial aid may be available.
Please contact Patrick Brewer, director of actuarial science, at [email protected] regarding any camp questions. To apply to the summer camp, fill out the application form and submit a letter of recommendation. The letter should be no more than one page and be from a high school teacher familiar with your work in mathematics.
Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp for High School Students- Lebanon Valley College- July 26-31
The goal of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp is to provide a window into the scientific basis of human health. Through lectures and hands-on laboratory investigations in state-of-the-art laboratories, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry and neuroscience. Students will learn how laboratory science can be translated into improved human health, and they will engage in investigative experiences that will allow them to apply their laboratory skills to real life problems. In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, nursing and biomedical laboratory research. The Health and Biomedical Sciences camp 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.
Laboratory Learning Program- Princeton University- Application Deadline March 15, 2020
A full-time, free research experience in the sciences or engineering for high school students. Students are included in ongoing research programs where they are closely supervised by Princeton faculty and research staff. The participation dates are customized according to the schedules of the research personnel and intern and the specifics of the project. Internships typically span 5-6 weeks over the summer. The Laboratory Learning Program is not a summer camp. The Laboratory Learning Program does not include housing, transportation, social activities or entertainment. LLP students are not eligible to lease or sublease Princeton University housing.
Engineering Pre-College Summer Academy- Rutgers University- July 5-11 and July 12-18
The Academy is an intensive one-week certificate program that introduces participants to aerospace, biochemical, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, forensic, industrial, material science, mechanical and systems engineering through an integrated program of lectures, demonstrations, hands-on projects, tours, and field trips.
Leadership Pre-College Summer Academy- Rutgers University- July 19-August 1
Assess your own leadership style through a 360-degree assessment and carefully calibrated experiential exercises. Learn about the practices and ethics of leaders in a wide range of spheres through integrated lectures, interviews, engaging in-class activities, and a field trip to the United Nations Headquarters in NYC. Final student presentations address individual leadership development and applications.
Physical Therapy Pre-College Summer Academy- Rutgers University- July 19-25 and August 2-8
Learn about the exciting field of Physical Therapy and the Exercise Science major that provides an ideal track at Rutgers University to prepare to apply to a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Graduate Program. This program will help you learn more about the field through faculty lectures, field trips and hands-on activities. Students will receive advice on how to prepare now for this growing field from academic advisors and professionals in the field. You 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.
Summer Scholars Program- Rutgers University
Designed for high-achieving high school students and gifted youth, the Rutgers Summer Scholars Program allows you the opportunity to study at one of the nation's top research universities. High school students who are age 16 or above, with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0, are invited to apply to the Summer Scholars Program. Students under the age of 16 will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis. Students who meet the requirements can take up to two introductory-level college courses this summer in a wide variety of fields.
Terp Young Scholars- University of Maryland- July 12-31
Discover the challenge, excitement, and independence of campus life at the University of Maryland with Terp Young Scholars. With other academically talented high school students, you will pursue an academic interest, engage with dynamic faculty, enjoy UMD’s outstanding facilities and amenities, and get a jump on college by earning three university credits. During three remarkable weeks—whether commuting or living on campus—Terp Scholars fully experience university life at Maryland! Scholars attend class, learn about career opportunities, study, work on projects, prepare for exams, and interact with their peers in a rigorous academic setting. Classes meet every day, Monday-Friday, with meeting times varying according to the specific course. Classes generally meet for three hours a day between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and may include an afternoon session. Acceptance is competitive and based upon academic performance.
PreCollege Summer Program- Pratt Institute- Application Deadline March 1, 2020
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.
Summer College for High School Students- Syracuse University- June 27- August 7
Syracuse University Summer College offers high school students the opportunity to explore their passions and experience college life for one to six weeks with over 60 credit and noncredit pre-college programs and courses. Summer College pre-college programs and courses, offered in eleven of SU’s schools and colleges, reflect the richness and diversity of the majors and minors at Syracuse University. All Summer College programs and courses are college-level and led by Syracuse University faculty and instructors. Residential students live in a residence hall and eat their meals in a dining hall. Field trips and activities on campus give students the opportunity to relax, have fun, and make new friends. Live on campus, learn from Syracuse University instructors, and have fun!
Summer On Campus- University of Alabama
With Summer On Campus, you will live in a residence hall, walk the Quad, make great friends and take two college courses at UA. And you’ll have the same strong support network you experience in your online courses – Peer Coaches who live in your residence hall, an overnight staff member, our Student Success Coordinator, academic advisors, and student-centered instructors. We’ll give you plenty of opportunities to learn about college life – like meeting with representatives from student organizations and campus areas. And we’ll also provide plenty of social opportunities like stadium tours, movie and game nights, meals and events with UA organizations and speakers, and study groups at the library.
Apply and be admitted to UA Early College
Successfully pass the UAEC 200: College Readiness Course
Complete the free Summer On Campus application (Available through UAEC Student Resources once the UAEC 200 class is complete)
High School Summer Programs for College Credit- George Mason University- June 21-28 and July 19-25
Greetings from the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation! You may know that SMSC, a partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and George Mason University, offers summer courses for rising high school juniors and seniors interested in conservation, environmental science, biology, and related topics. Our high school courses are residential, so students stay in our recently built residence hall within the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia. There is no better place to live and learn about the world of conservation from some of the leading experts in the field! Each of our Summer 2020 courses is worth 2 college credits. The courses won’t overlap, so students may take one or both. Registration is open now through mid-May.
CONS 100: Introduction to Field Conservation Ecology
June 21 – 28 (2 credits) | Registration Fee: $2,300
Get hands-on field experience in conservation, and define an ecological research question with a conservation practitioner.
CONS 110: How to Be a Better Naturalist
July 19 – 25 (2 credits) | Registration Fee: $2,100
Describe field marks for a variety of animal and plant taxa, deploy observation and monitoring equipment, and apply conservation techniques to the natural world near your home.
Included with the course costs are:
· all program lodging and meals;
· all course fees, entrance fees, and field-trip costs during the program; and
· complimentary round-trip transportation between Front Royal, VA and Dulles International Airport (IAD) on arrival/departure dates.
Tyler School of Art and Architecture- Temple University- June 22-July 2, July 6-17, and July 20-31
Tyler Pre-College Programs offer creatively driven high school students the challenging and meaningful experience of learning with other young artists at one of the nation’s top schools for the study of art, design and architecture. Held in state-of-the-art facilities, classes are taught by dedicated faculty and professional artists, and provide students with an immersive studio experience. Beginning and advanced student artists will find classes that allow them to explore new media, develop technical skills, discover creative career paths and create work suitable for a college admissions portfolio. Tyler's Pre-College programs introduce high school students to Temple University’s metropolitan campus and Philadelphia’s many cultural highlights while they pursue their passion for creativity and innovation in a college setting.
STEAM Summer Academies- Saint Francis University- June 27-July 2, July 5-10, and July 12-17
The STEAM Summer Academies are one-week long immersive programs in engineering, aviation, computer science, mathematics, pre-medicine, health sciences, biology and chemistry for high school students entering grades 11 and 12 in Fall 2020 (current sophomores and juniors). Students will be introduced to college life and earn two college credits upon completion. Talented high school students will have the opportunity to work in teams to complete real world projects, and present their results in this unique pre-college experience. Students interested in pursuing a career in the sciences or technical fields are encouraged to apply.
Pre-College Programs- Washington University in St. Louis
Students may choose from one of the following summer programs at Washington University in St. Louis:
High School Summer Scholars
Credit, residential program for 10th and 11th grade
Course options include humanities, math, sciences, and social sciences

High School Summer Institutes
Noncredit, residential programs for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade
Topics include medicine, engineering, writing, leadership, philosophy, and environmental science

High School Summer Academy
Credit, residential program for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade
Research focused

Middle School Summer Challenge
Commuter program for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade
Arts/humanities and STEM courses combined with leadership and team building activities
Students interested in year-round dual enrollment courses can enroll through Early College Scholars.
Pre-College Programs for High School Students- Ithaca College- June 28-July 24
In Ithaca College's residential pre-college summer program, high school students experience college life and college-level courses while living in a safe environment. The Summer College for High School Students has two program offerings, each with courses designed and reserved expressly for pre-college students. Credits earned during the three-week summer college program are accepted at Ithaca College and normally transferable to other colleges. Students who attend the one-week session earn a certificate of completion.
ONE WEEK SESSION: June 28 - July 3, 2020
THREE WEEK SESSION: July 5 - July 24, 2020
Ithaca College also offers a variety of specialized summer programs for high school students:
Ithaca Young Writers Institute
This two-week residential summer program prepares promising high school students for a successful life of writing. 
Pre-College STEM Institute 
A three-week, residential program where high school age students work hands-on with IC faculty on lab and field research.
Summer Theatre Intensive 
Distinctive programming for high school theatre students at one of the top-ten ranked theatre arts programs in the country.
Summer Music Academy
This residential pre-college experience offers music courses, as well as non-music courses, taught by Ithaca College faculty. 
Summer Piano Institute 
Join other talented young pianists, ages 12 to 18, for intensive piano study in a residential setting on the Ithaca College Campus. 
Summer Pre-College Program- Marist College- June 29-July 25
The Marist Summer Pre-College program provides rising high school juniors and seniors both residential (on-campus in Poughkeepsie) and commuter (NYC Center) options to take courses in a field they might be considering for college. One of the top-ranked summer pre-college programs in the country, this program gives students a taste of college life in the classroom, on campus, and through exciting off-campus excursions. Students can choose from over 20 different programs, including Business, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity, Digital Media, Environmental Science, Fashion, Game Design, Pre-Law, Sports Communication, and Theatre.
Summer Study for High School Students- Babson College- July 6-August 2
Babson Summer Study is a four-week residential program for rising high school juniors and seniors to develop as entrepreneurial leaders. You will cultivate core career skills and a sharp entrepreneurial mindset for overcoming challenges in any organization, in any role—all while earning college credit and living as a member of a college community. The course, Introduction to the Entrepreneurial Experience, is taught by Babson faculty and allows you to develop your problem-solving and teamwork skills, all while earning 4 college credits.