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 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. 

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  • Columbia University - Columbia Summer program. SPS.COLUMBIA.EDU/HS
  • Barnard College Pre-College Programs. Must be a rising junior or senior.
  • Cornell College One Course Summer Institute. Mount Vernon, IA. June 13-29. Student can earn college credit.
  • Furman Summer Scholars Program. July 8-14 of July 15-21. Deadline, May 1.
  • Boston University Pre-College Programs. Multiple opportunities, dates, and programs available.
  • Stevens Institute of Technology Pre-College Summer Programs. Deadline - February 15.
  • Summer at Smith College - Precollege programs for exceptional young women. Dates and costs vary by area of study. Priority/Financial Aid Deadline - March 1.
  • Webster University Media Now Day Camp. June 25-27. Writing, Design, Photo, Web, Video, Social Media, Leadership & Branding. 
  • Drake University Media Now Overnight Camp. July 8-11. Writing, Design, Photo, Web, Video, Social Media, Leadership & Branding. 
  • University of Pennsylvania Wharton School Pre-College Programs. Leadership in the Business World, Management & Technology, Sports Business Academy, and Wharton Money Ball Academy.

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  • Pratt Institute PreCollege Program. July 2-27. Brooklyn Campus. Deadline March 1.
  • University of Southern California Summer Programs. Architecture, Business, Engineering & Information Technology, Global Studies, Journalism, Pre-Health & Science, Pre-Law, Performing Arts, Summer Theatre Conservatory, and Creative Writing. Dates and Deadlines vary. Visit website for additional details and program requirements -
  • Broadreach Global Education & Skill Building Summer Adventures for High School Students.
  • University of Notre Dame Summer Programs. Summer Scholars (June 23 - July 7), Leadership Seminars (July 14-July 25) and Study Abroad (June 2 - June 16 & July 14 - July 28). Deadlines vary by programs - all are in January & February. PRECOLLEGE.ND.EDU
  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design Pre-College Summer Session. Deadlines: Feb 9 (Application Fee Waiver deadline), April 20 (Priority Deadline). MCAD.EDU/PRE-COLLEGE
  • Oxbridge Academic Programs. Global Programs.
  • Hillsdale College Domestic and Study Abroad programs. England, France, Italy, Gettsburg, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. Applications encouraged by February 15.
  • Cornell Engineering Diversity Programs (Juniors Only). CURIE Academy. July 15 - 21. Deadline March 1.
  • Cornell Engineering Diversity Programs (Juniors Only). CATALYST Academy. July 15 - 21. Deadline March 1.
  • Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program (Sophomores & Juniors Only). Study locations include Barnard, Brown, Cornell, Emory, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Smith, Stanford, WashU and Yale. Deadline - March 5.
  • TeenLife Admiral Farragut Academy. Boarding and Naval Science program in military structure.
  • Univeristy of Nebraska College of Architecture Summer programs. Deadline April 27.

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  • Summer Springboard Pre-College Programs for High School Students. Programs offered: Civic Service and Leadership, Startup Law, Business and Entrepreneurship, Medicine and Healthcare, Engineering and Innovation, Computer Science, Creative Writing, and Digital Journalism. June 24-July 7, 2018. July 8-21, 2018. July 22-August 4, 2018. Located at UC Berkeley or Yale University. Location varies based on dates and program. Registration now open. 
  • Colorado College Summer Session. May 30-June 22, 2018. June 26-July 20, 2018. July 9-July 25, 2018.Date varies depending on subject area.\
  • Stanford University Pre-College Studies, Programs for Students in Grades 7-12. Apply now.\
  • Carnegie Mellon University Summer Pre-College Programs. June 30-August 11, 2018. Apply at

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  • Newman University Investigative Summer Science. June 18-29, 2018. Deadline May 4, 2018.
  • Christendom College Experience Christendom Program. June 10-16, 2018. June 17-23, 2018. June 24-30, 2018. July 8-14, 2018. July 15-21, 2018. July 22-28, 2018. Registration opens December 1, 2017.
  • Washington University in St. Louis High School Summer Scholars Program. June 10-14, 2018. July 15-August 17, 2018. June 10-August 4, 2018. Deadline April 1, 2018.
  • Washington University in St. Louis High School Summer Institutes, offering a variety of subject areas. June 10-29, 2018. July 1-13, 2018. August 5-11, 2018. Date varies depending on subject area. Deadline April 1, 2018.