Summer Enrichment

Summer enrichment programs vary in content, length, deadlines, cost, dates, etc. If there is a particular college of interest to you, check out their website or ask an admissions officer what may be available on campus this summer.

STA Student Testimonials

I spent a month taking a Fiber Arts studio course as part of the Colorado College Pre-College Program. I loved living in a dorm and becoming close friends with my roommate. I think the most valuable  aspect of this experience was meeting young people from all over the world and realizing just how much college will expand my horizons.    Grace Girardeau, Class of 2016

The NSLI Youth Scholarship to Study Language Abroad provided an amazing way to expand my understanding of the world through language studies. On my scholarship trip to India, I stayed with a host family, studied Hindi daily and participated in cultural classes like art, music and dance. This experience changed how I see the rest of the world, how I see myself in relation to the rest of the world, and it sparked an interest in cultural understanding and knowledge, not only of India, but of all cultures and different people.    Meredith Raymer, Class of 2016

Summer Opportunities

If you are applying for a summer program and are in need of a transcript, please see College Counseling at least one week prior to any deadlines.

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Hillsdale College - High School Summer Study and Travel Programs - Various dates summer of 2017 -

Oxbridge - Oxford, Cambridge and St. Andrews Academic Summer Programs - Text OXBRIDGE and your name and mailing address to 57682 to receive 2017 catalog.

Posted 10/28/2016
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Career Explorations - Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture. June 1017,

The Experiment in International Living, Learn more and apply online at

Washington University in St. Louis, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Architecture Discovery Program July 9-22, 2017 and Portfolio Plus Program, July 9-29, 2017 

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University of Notre Dame, 2017 Summer Scholars, Leadership Seminars, Study Abroad: Rome, and Study Abroad: Ireland; Appy at

Duke University, Grades 9-12, can enjoy personal enrichment classes with a global perspective; Grades 10 and 11, can take classes with Duke Professors and earn college credit through Summer College.

Posted 11/11/2016
Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Virginia, Summer Humanities Institute, A two-week residential program for those planning to enroll in college-level coursework while in high school in the disciplines of philosophy, history, literature and classical studies.  Check out the program website for additional information.

Kiewit Engineering and Design - LEAD Internship Program, For students who are interested in a full time, paid, internship for the Summer of 2017.  Applications due by Feb. 28, 2017.
Applicants who want to pursue their passion for STEM fields should apply HERE.

Posted 11/17/2016
2017 USC Summer Programs, Over 20 courses in multiple disciplines and topics to choose from.  Apply here.

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USC - University of California; Four and Two week courses.  A preview of freshman year through its college immersion experience.  Application at

University of Missouri - Mizzou High School Mini Medical School; includes hands on learning, introduction to MU's innovative patient-based learning curriculum, seminars on college and medical school entrance and medical school life.  Application Deadline March 1, 2017 -

University of Notre Dame - Live and Learn Pre-College Programs

Boston University Summer Investigative Journalism Workshop, Two week workshops begin June 26.

Stevens Institute of Technology - Hoboken, NJ, Hands-on, project based learning; experience campus life; visit leading companies; and make your college application stand out. February 15 deadline.

Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre-College Programs, July 1- August 11, 2017

Northwestern National High School Institute, Theatre Arts and Film & Video

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University of Dayton Sustainability and Entrepreneurship Programs. June 2017 dates. Deadline: March 30, 2017.

Furman University Summer Scholars Program, July 9-15 & July 16-22. Deadline: May 1, 2017.

Carleton College Liberal Arts Experience (Sophomores - must be nominated). July 8-15. Deadline April 1, 2017.

Boston University Pre-College Programs. June and July dates, with a variety of course offerings and subjects studied. Deadlines vary by program.

Summerfuel. Oxford, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Tufts, UC Berkeley, Georgetown, UCLA, France, Spain.

American Collegiate Adventures. Fine Arts, acting, dance, fashion, technology, business, filmmaking, screenwriting, college counseling, SAT/ACT prep, community service, study abroad, language and cultural immersion.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Summer Institute. June and July sessions. Scholarship Deadline, March 24.

Wahington University in St. Louis Summer Experiences. June and July sessions. Academic areas vary by date and session.

The George Washington University Pre-College 2017. July and August sessions. Academic areas and programs vary by session. Scholarship deadline: March 1.


University of Waterloo (Canada) Ideas Summer Experience.July 16-July 30. Recommended deadline: March 17.

St. John's College Summer Academy (Santa Fe, NM & Annapolis, MD). June and July sessions. Programs and dates vary by location.

UMKC/KState Summer Program for Aspiring Designers (Camp will take place at UMKC). June 5 - June 7. Scholarship Deadline: March 10.

Saint Louis University's Parks College of Engineering, Aviation & Technology Summer Program. June and July sessions.

Cornell University Diversity Programs in Engineering.


Oberlin Conservatory Summer Programs 2017. June and July sessions.

University of Southern California/Chevron’s Frontiers of Energy Resources Summer Program 2017. June 25 - 30. Deadline - April 7.

Barnard College Pre-College Programs. Programs vary in length and date by subject.


Grammy Camp. Nashville, TN & Los Angeles, CA. June and July. Deadline March 31. GRAMMYINTHESCHOOLS.COM

Tulane University School of Architecture. July 9 - July 29. Deadline May 15.

Marist College Summer Pre-College. June and July dates. Variety of programs and subjects offered.

Saint Mary's College, Indiana Embody Summer Program. July 9-14. Deadline April 15.


Belmont Abbey College Schola Summer Program. July 16-23.

University of Tulsa Filmmaking and Screenwriting Camps. Two sessions in July. Deadline June 26. Click Here for more details.

University of Missouri - Kansas City Camp Cardiac. June 19 - 23. Early deadline - March 13. Scholarship Deadline - April 3. Late Deadline - April 24.

St. John's College Great Books and Conversation Summer Academy. Maryland and New Mexico campuses.


Washington University St. Louis Summer Experiences. Dates available, June - August. Deadline - April 1.

University of Nebraska Landscape Architecture Summer Program. architecture.unl/workshop/application

University of Nebraska Big Red Summer Academic Camps. June 11-16. Early Bird Sign-up - April 15.


The Cooper Union Summer Intensive Summer Art Intensive. July 5 - August 3. Deadline - April 30.

UMKC Pharmacy Camp. June 23. Cost - $35.

Hampshire College Pre-College Summer Programs. July 17-28. Priority Deadline - April 14.


UMKC School of Medicine Summer Scholars Program. July 10 - 21 (Juniors), July 24 - August 4 (Seniors), and July 17-28 (Returning Students).

Mizzou MedPrep: Medical Explorations workshop.  Online workshop: June 23 – July 7, 2017, Campus visit: July 7, 2017, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Bucknell University BASE Program. June 25 - 29. Deadline - May 1.

Stevens Institute of Technology Pre-College Program. Dates and cost vary by program of study.

University of Kansas School of Medicine, Office of Diversity and Inclusion Pre-Med Summer 2017 Programs. May 22 - June 30. Deadline - April 7.
Wentworth Institute of Technology Summer Architecture Program. July 10 - August 4.
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies. Dates vary by program.
Columbia University programs for high school students. Immersion, college credit and global travel. Dates vary by program.
University of Arizona’s 2017 Biosphere 2 Summer Science Academy. July 16 - 22. Cost for academy increases the closer you get to camp dates.
University of Kansas Summer Business Venture Program. June 4 - 6. Deadline April 7.
The World's Most Complete Game Camp. July 1 - 19.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Two and four week sessions. 
Miami University of Ohio Summer Scholars Program. July 2 - 14 or July 16 - 28. Deadline - May 1.
Northeastern University: Accelerate Pre-college Programs. Bioimmerision and Business incubator programs. July and August 2017. or