Summer Programs (General)

*Please note that many summer programs offer need-based scholarships. Please see their websites for more information. Additionally, we have been told by College Admissions Counselors that it is not a requirement that you pay for an expensive program.

*Students can fill their time in anything they feel passionate about. Paying to attend a summer program, volunteering, doing research, leading a sports camp or having a part-time job or taking summer courses would all be advantageous ways for students to stand out.

*Most colleges offer summer programs. You can search any college and type summer programs to see what comes up!

Name of Program

Application Deadline

Program Length and Costs

Program Description

Dates: June 23-August 2, 2019

Cost: week long all expenses paid training and leadership seminar and a 4 week internship with a $2,000 program stipend

Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors with a commitment to arts, sciences, or humanities as it pertains to Latino communities.

The Young Ambassadors Program and its Alumni Network implement the Alcancemos community outreach events that include mentor days at local high schools and summer library reading days, which aim to foster Latino success in K-12 and higher education by establishing community near-peer mentors and role models discussing educational opportunities.

March 1, 2019

Dates: June-August 2019

Cost: $5,000-$10,000

Eligibility: Students who completed the 10th and 11th grade and who is 16 yrs of age

CMU's Pre-College programs are intensive, highly challenging programs. The amount of work varies from program to program and also depends on how much time you want to personally invest. Remember this is not summer camp. APEA includes real college classes and the Pre-College Fine Arts programs are intense conservatory/studio programs. Course options include architecture, design, drama, music, game academy, computational biology, and Advanced placement and Early Admission

Early Decision - March 1, 2019

Dates: July-August

Cost: $3,300-$6,380

Eligibility: Women in grades 9-12

Designed by Smith’s professors and staff, their programs not only give you an inspiring learning experience, you can also request a recommendation from Smith faculty to use in your college applications. 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 and have a great time joining in on fun activities. Programs available in writing, engineering, and women's history.

Varies by program - see website

Dates: July-August 2019

Cost: Prices vary depending on the program. Click here for details.

Eligibility: Varies upon program.

NYU’s varied array of high school programs offer flexibility and options that can be tailored to your individual needs and schedule. Most programs are offered during the summer, but there are options for weekend workshops during the fall and spring. Application processes, requirements and deadlines are varied; as are housing and financial aid offerings.


Dates: TBA

Costs: FREE and CyberCamp Session Dates & Times:

Location: De Anza College

De Anza College is hosting a week-long summer CyberCamps for middle and high school students (incoming 7th-12th graders for the 2018-19 school year). Camps feature five days of no-cost introductory and advanced cybersecurity training. Instruction is led by community college faculty and staff. Training modules developed by the CyberPatriot program cover a variety of topics including hacking prevention, system hardening, access control, and system protection.

January 15, 2019- Early Bird Deadline

May 31, 2019- final deadline

Dates: June-August 2019 1, 2, and 3 week summer programs available

Cost: Ranges between $2,950-$6,358

Eligibility: Be a current high school freshman, sophomore, or junior during the 2018–2019 academic year. Show evidence of good academic standing, with at least a 2.0 GPA. Have no history of suspension from high school

Georgetown’s Summer High School Programs offer an immersive learning experience that prepares you with the tools needed for college success. Programs span a wide range of subjects, covering everything from forensic science and politics to creative writing and digital design. You'll have the opportunity to live on Georgetown's historic hilltop campus, meet classmates from around the world, and earn college credit—all while experiencing the excitement of college life.

March 18, 2019

Dates: Vary, but most programs will be from July-August

Costs: $5,595

Eligibility: Admission requirements will vary slightly by program. Generally, students can expect to submit a high school transcript, personal statement/essay, letter of recommendation; additionally, there will be a portfolio requirement for the Design Discovery program.

These pre-college programs are designed for talented high school students who want to give themselves an edge. We offer a choice of innovative programs led by Northeastern’s internationally acclaimed faculty. Accelerate programs are hosted on our Boston campus, allowing you to experience true collegiate learning in a world-class environment. Try something new, or challenge yourself to rise to a new level in an existing area of interest.

*If you are interested, sign up on this inquiry form at

January 16 then Rolling until Feb. 1, 2019- Early Decision

May 1, 2019- Rolling admissions

Dates: June-August

Costs: <- Click on costs to see details


  • Be a current sophomore, junior, or senior, or a gap year student at the time of application.
  • Be at least 16 at the start of the program, June 22, 2019, and no more than 19 by the last day, August 18, 2019. There are no exceptions to these age restrictions.
  • Not be matriculating into Stanford as freshman.
  • Live and learn in the heart of Silicon Valley at one of the world’s leading research universities. Renowned for entrepreneurial innovation and academic excellence, Stanford enriches your curiosity, creativity, and knowledge with more than 145 summer courses in the Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Engineering, to help you reach your full potential. Study alongside a dynamic, diverse student body from more than 30 countries in small classes with dedicated instructors, with the opportunity to earn credit and an official transcript from Stanford

March 15, 2019

Dates: 2 week programs available (June-July, 2019)

Costs: $4,400 (2 week)

Eligibility: Students must be between the ages of 14 and 18 at the start of the program. Additionally, they must have completed their freshman year and not yet have graduated from high school. Students applying to any college-credit courses must complete junior year by the start of summer 2019 to attend.

LMU Summer Programs is designed to provide a transformative pre-college experience to a selective group of boldly imaginative high school participants. Our applicants, who come from across the country and around the world, seek not only an advanced educational summer activity, but are driven by the pursuit of a life of purpose.

April 26, 2019 (Applications are accepted on a rolling basis)

Dates: 4 week and 2 week program available

Cost: $8,832 (4 week); $4,547 (2 week)


  • You must have completed at least the 9th grade by June 16, 2019.
  • You should be pursuing a rigorous high school curriculum.
  • You are required to attend all class meetings beginning Monday, June 17, 2019. Late arrivals cannot be accommodated.
  • You may be either a domestic or international student.

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.

Rolling Basis

Dates: 1-4 Week Sessions Available June 16- August 2, 2019

Costs: $2,776-$6,976

Eligibility: For students completing grades 9-12, ages 15-18 by June 2019

Summer@Brown offers more than 200 courses reflecting the wide range of Brown University’s “open” curriculum, and puts students in contact with ways of thinking, seeing and doing that challenge them to reflect deeply and think critically about their work, their learning and their lives.

And with over 3,000 students attending across the many terms of the summer, coming from all 50 United States and over 70 different countries across the world, Summer@Brown students join a community of peers with just as broad and deep a variety of backgrounds and aspirations.

Application fee waived until January 17th

Final deadline: May 27, 2019

Dates: 1 Week - 4 Week summer programs available (July-August, 2019)

Cost: Ranges between $2,700-$8,200 depending on the program

Eligibility: Rising high school sophomore, junior and senior girls

Students from around the globe come to Barnard College to pursue their passions in a rigorous, academic setting. With five distinct programs to choose from, ranging from entrepreneurship to dance, you have the unique opportunity to explore an area of interest on a deeper level through both in-class discussions and city exploration. As part of the learning experience at Barnard, you will get a taste of both college life and the city that never sleeps!