•  Pre-College Programs / Summer Programs

    Many students are eager to explore a future career and to investigate a fit on a college campus by participating in summer programs (or pre-college programs).  Summer programs are not new but growing in popularity.  This listing has not been vetted or endorsed by BPS.  If financial need is preventing your interest/participation, please reach out to the College & Career Center for assistance.

    The listings in this guide are not exhaustive of the programs available in the US, Canada and Europe; however, it is a good place to start your search.  You are encouraged to complete independent research along with this list to find the right program for you.

    If you are looking for a specific program or college/university, contact the institution directly to obtain information.


    DePaul University

    The Theatre School at DePaul – “Virtual One-Week Summer High School Training Program”

    For info, dates, etc. visit:  Program Next Step Actions (depaul.edu)



    Architecture Career Discovery Program

    For information, dates, and registration:  Summer@Rensselaer- Architecture Career Discover Program-Online (regfox.com)

    Rensselaer Summer Programs Office:  soaps@rpi.edu



    Summer Camps – June-July 2022

    For info, dates, age groups, etc. Summer Camps | K-12 Partnerships | University of Michigan-Flint (umflint.edu)


    Illinois Tech

    Summer Programs

    Elevate College Prep

    For information :  Summer Programs | Illinois Institute of Technology (iit.edu)


    Williams College

    Windows on Williams

    “Windows on Williams (WOW) gives high school seniors the opportunity to spend three all-expenses-paid days at Williams. WOW is a selective program open to high school students in the U.S. and Puerto Rico; preference is given to high-achieving students who couldn’t otherwise afford to visit Williams.”

    For information and application:  Windows on Williams – Admission & Financial Aid


    Lehigh University

    “Iacocca Institute Entrepreneurship Intensive – Virtual for 2022”

     For info visit:  High School Program - Iacocca Institute | Lehigh University



    MSU Tollgate Farm Stewards Teen Leadership Programs
    “The Stewards Teen Leadership Program is grateful to be able to offer the 2022 stewards and stewards-in-training teen leadership program for youth ages 13-19”.   For information:  MSU Tollgate Farm Stewards Teen Leadership Programs - Tollgate Farm and Education Center


    Miami University

    Summer Scholars Program

    “Apply by May 1.”



    Lake Superior State University

    “Aquatic Ecology and Fisheries Camp – June 27-July 1, 2022
    entering 9th – 12th grades

    Biomedical and Health Science Camp – July 11-14, 2022
    entering 9th – 12th grades

    Engineering and Robotics Camp – July 18-22, 2022
    entering 9th – 12th grades”

    For info and registration:  ACTIVE | Lake Superior State University


    Columbus College of Art & Design

    College Preview

    "Students who apply by Monday, May 2, will have a chance at merit and need-based scholarships."

    For information, dates, etc. visit:  Pre-College Art Program | CCAD


    Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Latino’s Young Ambassadors Program

    Graduating high school seniors with a passion for the arts, sciences, or humanities as they pertain to Latino communities. 

    EXTENDED Application Deadline: April 29, 2022 (Midnight Pacific Time)

    For more information, to view the information videos, and to apply please visit: http://www.latino.si.edu/yap.”


    University of Dayton

    Summer Engineering Experiences at the University of Dayton (SEE-UD)

    For information and registration:  About SEE-UD : University of Dayton, Ohio (udayton.edu)


    Female Aspiring Business Scholars Summer Program

    For info:

    Female Aspiring Business Scholars Summer Program : University of Dayton, Ohio (udayton.edu)

    2022 Summer Engineering Experiences

    About SEE-UD : University of Dayton, Ohio (udayton.edu)


    Oakland University -

    “Physics College Experience Summer Mini-Program
    Introduction to Quantum Physics and Research Opportunities
    Open to rising juniors and seniors who received an A or B in AP Calculus BC and AP Physics.
    Pilot program. Free of charge!
    Tentative dates and time: Weekdays from 1:00pm-4:00pm, June 27-July 8, 2022 (no classes on July 4)”

    To receive info/contact form: Oakland University summer mini-program in physics for high school students: interest form (google.com)


    Columbia University – Pre-College Programs

    Columbia University’s Summer Immersion program for high schoolers (grades 9-12).

    For information visit website:  Online Summer Immersion Programs | Columbia University School of Professional Studies

    Summer Immersion:  New York City - for info visit:  Apply | Columbia University School of Professional Studies
    There is currently an application code fee waiver.


    Georgetown University

    “Georgetown University is offering a new online course on surgery.”

    For information:  Surgery Course | College Prep | Georgetown University (precollegeprograms.org)

    Georgetown University – Summer Programs for High School Students

    Georgetown University Hoya Summer High School Sessions     

    For info visit:  All Programs | Georgetown University Summer Programs for High School Students

    Georgetown University | Pre-College Online Program

    For information, dates, and courses visit: 

    Georgetown University College Prep | HS Enrichment Courses (precollegeprograms.org)


    University of Toledo

    Virtual Cosmetic Science and Formulation Design Camp

    “For high school students going into their 10th, 11th, or 12th grade years in fall 2022

    Wednesday, June 22, Thursday, June 23, and Friday, June 24.

    Registration deadline – May 25 – but camp is first come, first serve.”

    For information and registration visit: https://www.utoledo.edu/pharmacy/camp/coscicamp/


    Boston University

    Boston University Summer Journalism Academy

    For information, dates, and registration fee info:

    Summer Journalism Academy at Boston University - for high school students (bu.edu)


    Michigan State University - Department of Forestry
    “Michigan State University Department of Forestry is pleased to offer the following non-credit course options for Summer and Fall 2022.”

    Department of Forestry (msu.edu)

    For info or to enroll:  Non-credit Courses - Department of Forestry (msu.edu)


    Norwich University

    Future Leader Camp

    For information and registration info visit:  Future Leader Camp at Norwich University


    Wentworth Institute of Technology
    Pre-College Programs
    Impact Lab
    For information and registration visit: Pre-college Programs | Wentworth (wit.edu)


    CSI Camp at Waynesburg University

    June 13, 2022 to June 17, 2022

    For details and registration information visit: 


    Summer Opportunity at U of M for 9-11th grade students – Health Professions

    “The 2022 Michigan Health Sciences Pre-college Exposure Academy (SPEA) is a free hybrid program scheduled to be conducted 4 days per week.” 

    For information and application deadline dates visit - Michigan Health Sciences Pre-College Exposure Academy | Office for Health Equity & Inclusion (umich.edu)


    United States Military Academy West Point

    The Summer Leader Experience at West Point 

    Juniors - for information, dates, and application info visit: Summer Leaders Experience | United States Military Academy West Point

    "The new deadline for applying to West Point's Summer Leaders Experience has been extended to Friday, April 1, 2022."  


    Boston University

    Pre-College Programs

    For a listing of programs for summer 2020 and info visit:  Bu.edu/summer/highschool


    University of Delaware

    The Edge summer college program is a three-week, credit-bearing college experience held July 10 – 30, 2022.”

    For more information visit:  udel.edu/edge


    Northern Michigan University

    Environmental Summer Camp

    July 17-23, 2022 - Marquette, MI

    For information and registration visit:  Environmental Science Camp | Seaborg Mathematics and Science Center (nmu.edu)



    Summer PreCollege Program

    For information and dates visit:  Pratt Institute | Academics | School of Continuing and Professional Studies | PreCollege
    Summer applications due March 1.


    Beacon College 

    "Summer for Success -  A 3-week immersion experience for current high school sophomores, juniors & seniors who learn differently."

    "Beacon Boost - Virtual Summer Program - for current high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors who learn differently."

    "Navigator Prep - Virtual program to help college bound students and parents prepare for the upcoming transition to college..."

    For information visit - beaconcollege.edu/summer
    Summer for Success High School Program | Beacon College


    Ball State University
    College of Architecture & Planning

    Interior Design Summer Workshop for High School Students

    For information, dates, and registration visit:  www.bsu.edu/designforum


    Carnegie Mellon University

    Pre-College Programs

    For info visit:  cmu.edu/pre-college  Pre-College Programs - Pre-College Programs - Carnegie Mellon University (cmu.edu)

    Online info Sessions - Carnegie Mellon University Pre-College Programs - Discover Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College Programs! (cmu.edu)

    Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Programs

    AI4All @ Carnegie Mellon
    Computer Science Scholars
    Summer Academy for Math and Science

    For information and deadline date info - Academic Programs - Pre-College Programs - Carnegie Mellon University (cmu.edu)


    Stevens Institute of Technology

    Summer Pre-College Programs

    For information and deadline date info:  Pre-College Programs | Stevens Institute of Technology
    "March 1st 2022 is the priority deadline to apply."


    USC University of Southern California

    USC Summer & Online

    Pre-College Programs

    For information:  USC Pre-College Programs | University of Southern California

    or for summer programs USC Summer Programs for High School Students.


    Case Western Reserve University

    Online Programs for High School Students

    For information: Case Western Reserve Pre-College | HS Enrichment Courses (precollegeprograms.org)



    Precollege Programs – Online

    For information:  Brandeis Precollege Program | HS Enrichment Courses Online (precollegeprograms.org)


    Northwestern University

    National High School Institute - National High School Institute – The Cherubs at Northwestern University

    Theatre Arts, Film & Video, Playwriting, Debate, & Communication Sciences

    For information visit:  nhsi.northwestern.edu


    University of Rochester

    Rochester Pre-College Online Program for High School Students

    For information visit:  University of Rochester Pre-College | Online Enrichment Courses (precollegeprograms.org)


    Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies

    Online academic enrichment programs -

    Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes
    Stanford Summer Humanities Institute

    Application deadline:  March 15, 2022
    For information visit:  spcs.stanford.edu


    Rhode Island School of Design

    Pre-Collegiate Programs 2022



    Landmark College

    Summer Programs

    “Summer Learning Opportunities for Students Who Learn Differently”

    For information, application info, and scholarship info visit – landmark.edu/summer

    Summer Programs | Landmark College


    University of Chicago

    Summer Session

    For info, program dates, and deadlines visit:  UChicago Summer Session  summer.uchicago.edu.


    Reynolds Young Writers Workshop

    “Denison University’s week-long summer creative writing program for high school students.”

    For information, program dates, and application info:  Reynolds.denison.edu Home | Reynolds Young Writers Workshop | Denison University

    Application deadline:  March 1, 2022.


    University of Rochester

    Pre-college Online Program - Online winter break pre-college courses

    For information visit - University of Rochester Pre-College | Online Enrichment Courses (precollegeprograms.org)


    The New School Parsons Paris

    Winter Break Online Pre-College Courses – for information and course dates, etc. – see links below.
    Online Pre-College Programs | Parsons Paris (newschool.edu)

    Online courses for high school students – for information
    Parsons Paris Pre-College | Online College Prep Program (precollegeprograms.org)


    Wake Forest University

    Online Immersion Program 

    Online Immersion Programs for High School Students 

    For information visit  - Wake Forest College Prep | Online HS Enrichment Courses (precollegeprograms.org)


    San Diego State University

    “The Creative Mind Academy (CMA) is a Summer institute for high school students in grades 11 and 12 from the US and all over the world, premiering in summer 2022.”

    For more information visit:  https://cma.sdsu.edu)


    Hillsdale College

    Summer Study & Travel Programs

    For additional info visit:  hillsdale.edu/hs-programs


    Wayne State University K-12 Students Summer Programs

    For information visit Wayne State Youth Programs (inforeadyscale.com)



    “The Pathfinders Summer Leadership Accelerator is a FREE cohort-based program that will take place August 17 - 20, 2020.

    Students are selected through an application process to attend this four-day intensive focused on:

    Public Speaking

    Budgeting & Finance

    Social Impact

    Small Business Start Up

    College & Career Exploration

    Wellness & Mental Health

    Professionalism & Networking”

    For info and application link: https://www.detroitspeaksinc.org/pathfinders


    MIAT College of Technology


    “WHO CAN ATTEND: • Students entering grades 9-12 in the fall AND graduates of the class of 2021 




    Northwood University LAB Camp Opportunity

    Learn About Business (LAB) by Experiencing Business at Northwood University

    “Following social distancing and masking guidelines, the camp will be face-to-face, but students are also allowed to attend virtually.”

    Link to camp:  https://sway.office.com/w5s4b5PhGA8KSINK?ref=Link&loc=mysways.


    Please click this link to apply: https://www.northwood.edu/lab


    Duke University – Pre-College Programs

    Visit website for additional information, session dates, course listings/descriptions, and application info -

    Pre-College Programs | Continuing Studies (duke.edu)

    Contact info – precollege@duke.edu


    College for Creative Studies Pre College Summer Experience

    For information visit - Precollege Summer Experience | College for Creative Studies


    The Theatre School at DePaul’s Virtual Summer High School Training Program

    For information visit - Summer High School Training Program | Conservatory | The Theatre School | DePaul University, Chicago

    Contact for additional information - tts.summer@depaul.edu


    Michigan Technological University – Summer Youth Programs – Competitive Scholarship Programs  

    Competitive Scholarship Programs | Summer Youth Programs | Michigan Technological University (mtu.edu)


    Lawrence Technological University

    Summer Camps

    High School Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

    Visit website for additional information - Summer Camps (ltu.edu)


    Columbia University
    Programs for High School Students


    Application fee waiver code may be available.
    For additional info - Programs for High School Students | Columbia University School of Professional Studies

    Summer Immersion Program Information Session | Columbia University School of Professional Studies


    University of Michigan - M CONTINUUM

    The Joy of CONTINUUM Coding 

    The course includes weekly video lectures, reading, and coding assignments. No prior coding experience required.

    Visit: continuum.engin.umich.edu  Continuum (umich.edu) for information and application.



    Pratt’s Summer 2021 PreCollege Intensive Program
    Review updated course offerings at pratt.edu/precollege.
    "PreCollege programs will continue online through the summer 2021 term."

    Questions - email: precollege@pratt.edu


    Marist Summer Pre-College

    “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 the 2021 Virtual Pre-College programs:

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

    For additional information and application info visit:  Summer Pre-College - Marist College


    University of Pennsylvania
    Penn Summer High School Programs

    Penn Summer Academies – New programs added for American Sign Language and Intercultural Communication
    Penn Summer Data Analytics Camp – New for 2021!
    Penn Summer Prep
    Penn Summer Coding Camp
    Pre-College Program
    Young Scholars Program

    Visit website for more information:  Penn Summer | Penn Summer High School Programs (upenn.edu)


    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business is hosting three free virtual business programs during summer 2021.

    BETS PROGRAM  Introduces underrepresented high school juniors to all aspects of the business world.
    AIM ACADEMY  Familiarizes underrepresented high school sophomores with the field of accounting & information management.
    WEB INSTITUTE  Empowers female high school sophomores to seek careers in the fields of business and technology.

    For questions or more information, please contact: Monica Thompson mthompson@utk.edu | (865) 974-5632 Coordinator of Outreach & Pre-Collegiate Programs.

    Summer Program Application: tiny.utk.edu/HaslamSummerPrograms

    Georgetown University Hoya Summer High School Sessions

    For program info, application process, and tuition and scholarships -  

    visit: All Programs | Georgetown University Summer Programs for High School Students  


    University of Miami Summer Scholars Program

    For program application and scholarship application and deadline dates visit - Summer Scholars Program (miami.edu)


    Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Programs

    For info about Pre-College Programs and application:  Application Management (cmu.edu)

    “Summer Opportunities Providing Access
    to STEM and Computer Science”

    Summer Academy for Math and Science
    AI4All @ Carnegie Mellon
    Computer Science Scholars


    Cornell University Precollege Summer Program

    Precollege Studies (cornell.edu)

    For more info and contact information:  https://sce.cornell.edu/precollege/about/contact


    Pre-College Programs UC Santa Barbara

    Virtual Pre-College Programs for high school students 9-11 grade

    Research Mentorship Program (RMP)

    Summer Research Academies (SRA)

    Visit website for eligibility and information:  Pre-College Programs | Summer Sessions UCSB


    Washington University in St. Louis -

    Pre College Summer Programs - Pre-College Programs | Washington University in St. Louis (wustl.edu)

    Summer Programs - Summer Programs for High School Students - Undergraduate Admissions | Washington University in St. Louis (wustl.edu)

    Including - 
    The Olin Fleischer Scholars Program free week-long educational experience for rising high school juniors and seniors interested in business and entrepreneurship.
    Program dates -  Visit the Olin Fleischer Scholars Program - Olin Fleischer Scholars Program | Olin Undergraduate Programs | Washington University in St. Louis (wustl.edu)  for info and application materials.  

    Washington University in St. Louis - 
    BOLD@Olin week-long program for rising high school juniors and seniors who identify as women and are eager to learn more about leadership development and opportunities in business.
    Program dates - Visit the BOLD@Olin program - BOLD@Olin | Olin Undergraduate Programs | Washington University in St. Louis (wustl.edu) for info and application materials.  


    Pathways to Apprenticeship – School to Work (STW) Summer Program

    “Collaboration between the Michigan Laborers’ & Apprenticeship Institute (MLTAI), Laborers' International Union of North America (LiUNA) and Oakland Schools has provided a summer opportunity for students interested in construction as a career choice since 2016. Once again, Oakland Schools is pleased to offer the Pathways to Apprenticeship – School to Work (STW) Summer Program for high school juniors and seniors.”

    Pathways to Apprenticeship – School to Work (STW) Summer Program presentations are being held on three different dates.  Students, parents, teachers and counselors can learn about the program and info about the application.

    Use the following link: https://pathwaystoapprenticeship_summerprogram.eventbrite.com



    John Carroll University Young Writers Workshop (YWW)

     A week-long summer camp at John Carroll University. 

    Early bird rates and some scholarships are available. 

    For more information sites.jcu.edu/yww.


    Naval Academy Summer Programs

    For information see website - www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/

    Information sessions to learn about the Naval Academy Summer Seminar for rising seniors, and the Summer STEM camp for rising 9th-11th graders.



    Interlochen Arts Camp

    1-6 Week Sessions - June-August

    View videos and information:  camp.interlochen.org/virtual-tour

    More info: camp.interlochen.org

    Addmission and Financial Aid info:  admission@interlochen.org


    University of Chicago Summer Session

    Information Sessions and Scholarship Programs listed on webiste.

    Additional information: summer.uchicago.edu.


    MSU Tollgate Stewards Sustainability Leadership Institute

    Leadership summit is for teens ages 15-19.


    For registration or information: https://events.anr.msu.edu/2021MSUTollgateSSLI/


    Boston University Pre-College Summer Programs – Now Accepting Applications

    Info and application forms about 2021 Summer Term High School Programs at Boston University can be found on the following website link - www.bu.edu/summer/high-school-programs/

    Email questions to summerhs@bu.edu.


    Calvin University

    College Access Programs | Summer Programs



    Tufts University - Pre-College Programs

    Tufts Pre-College Programs  - Students can explore their passions and find a field that best fits them. And, virtual courses and programs let students study from wherever they are. 

    Summer applications are now open!

    Email for questions or info:  precollege@tufts.edu



    Yale Young Global Scholars

    The YYGS application is now open for students in grades 10 or 11 (or international equivalent) from all around the world to apply! 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.  

    Apply Today: https://globalscholars.yale.edu/how-to-apply

    Webinar Series: https://globalscholars.yale.edu/how-apply/info-sessions*

    *Register to either attend live and/or to view recordings on your own time.

    Visit the following link for additional information https://globalscholars.yale.edu/about/contact-us.