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 really enjoyed participating in the STAR program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institution. My favorite thing about the program was that I had many opportunities to speak with current students. I feel like the best way to learn about a school is to experience it firsthand, which is what I really liked about being on campus. I got to attend a couple classes, which allowed me to imagine myself in one of those classes for real in the following years. Overall, I really enjoyed my time at RPI, and I believe that if others get the opportunity to do this program, or something similar, they should definitely take advantage of it.
Pria Jean Baptistie, Class of 2018, Emory University - Class of 2022
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, Warren Wilson College - Class of 2020
The Rockhurst Nursing Camp taught me how to work as a team while giving me a taste of what nurses do everyday such as injecting shots and preparing IVs. Having nursing students as counselors helped prepare me for what nursing school will be like and if it is right for me. By shadowing a nurse for a day on the Ortho Neuro Trama Floor, my decision of becoming a nurse was solidified through my experiences that day.
Siobhan Bradley, Class of 2018, Texas Christian University - Class of 2022
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, NYU-Abu Dhabi - Class of 2020
I loved Drexel's Environmental Science camp because they had many different professionals from different field work such as geology, herpetology, entomology, algae scientists, and water chemistry scientists. They were all very enthusiastic in what they study and were always willing to answer any questions you had or let you help collect samples that they needed for an experiment. This camp was very helpful in teaching me leadership and problem solving skills along with showing me what it is like to work in the environmental science field. I discovered on this camp how fun and interactive the environmental science field is for someone who is very interested in nature.
Sophie Bunch, Class of 2018, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry - Class of 2022
Summer Opportunities - Updated 11.8.2019
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 to fill-out a transcript request form. If a summer program requires a teacher recommendation, see College Counseling for a Teacher Recommendation Request Form. Teachers should be given a three-week notice.
- ACLU National Advocacy Institute
- American Musical & Dramatic Academy (AMDA) High School Summer Conservatory
- ATSU-Truman Healthcare Academy
- Bucknell University (Multiple STEM opportunities)
- Colorado College Summer Session
- Davidson University: July Experience @ Davidson
- Duke University Summer Programs
- Fairfield University Summer High School Programs
- Gettysburg College Summer Camps
- Great Books Summer Program (Domestic & International Options)
- Hillsdale College High School Summer Study & Travel Programs
- iD Tech Camps
- Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs: 15 summer programs on 4 college campuses
- Marist College Summer Pre-College Program
- Miami University (Ohio) Summer Scholars Program
- Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Pre-College Summer Programs
- Missouri University of Science & Technology Summer Camps (Engineering & Sports)
- New York University High School Summer Programs
- Ringling College of Art & Design Pre-College Summer Program
- Rhodes College Summer Writing Institute
- Samford University Pharmacy Camp
- SCAD Summer Seminars for creative disciplines
- Saint Mary's College (Indiana) Embody Summer Theology Institute
- School of the Art Institute of Chicago Early College Program Summer Institute
- St. John's College Summer Academy
- United States Coast Guard Academy: Academy Introduction Mission (AIM) Summer Program
- United States Military Academy (West Point) Summer Leaders Experience
- United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar
- University of Dayton: Summer Engineering Experiences at the University of Dayton (SEE-UD)
- University of Kansas: Summer Venture in Business
- University of Missouri Honors College: Cherng Global Leadership Academy
- University of Missouri-Kansas City Pharmacy Camp
- University of Notre Dame School of Architecture: Career Discovery for High Schoolers
- University of Notre Dame Summer Scholars & Leadership Seminars
- University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business Summer High School Programs
- University of Southern California Summer Programs
- Washington University in St. Louis Architecture, Art & Design Pre-College Programs
- Washington University in St. Louis High School Summer Scholars Program
- Wellesley College Pre-College Immersive Program
- Broadreach Summer Programs
- Jacobs University (Germany) Summer Camps (STEM & German Language opportunities)
- Oxbridge Academic Programs by WorldStrides: Summer Study 2020
- University of Melbourne Young Leaders Program
- University of St. Andrews Summer Academic Experience Courses