Summer College Programs

Summer College Campus Programs

Many colleges host programs for high school students during the summer months. 

Below is the list of programs that have sent information to MA.

Summer in NYC, a Pre-College Program at Barnard College of Columbia University:Many courses are offered, such as Economics and Happieness, Musical Theatre Writing Workshop and Masterpieces of Art in NYC. Courses are offered in a four-week program or as one-week options. Please check for more information.

Boston University Investigative Journalism Workshop: Three two-week sessions offered in July and August for the aspiring journalist. New Link for all the info!

California College of the Arts (Oakland, CA) Pre-College Program for students in grades 10, 11, and 12. Students can choose from the following: creative writing, architecture, animation, community arts/drawing, drawing & painting/ Sculpture, Fashion Design, Jewelry/Metal arts, Painting/Drawing, Photography. For more information go to

Carnegie Mellon Summer Opportunities:July 1 - August 11, 2017. Summer Pre-College Programs in Architecture, Art, Design, Drama, or Music. Advanced Placement/Early Action Program where students take two regular college classes for full college credit. Pre-College Fine Arts where students can explore a discipline in order to determine their interest level. National High School Game Academy where students learn interactive digital game development through hands-on experience. More information available at:

College of William & Mary Pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American History 2017: Two 3-week sessions: June 25-July 15 or July 17-August 5. During each session, students can choose to take one of two courses: From Jamestown through the American Revolution OR From the American Revolution through the Civil War. Students will earn college credit, study archeological sites and visit museums. More information and an application can be found at 

Cornell University (NY) Summer College2016. Choose from three- and six-week sessions between June 25 and August 9. Explore programs in architecture, art, business, engineering, environmental studies, film, humanities, law and politics, computer and information science, literature, medicine, psychology, veterinary medicine and writing. Earn college credits! Go to for more information, a catalog. You can apply online. If you would like financial aid, parents must complete theFamily Financial Aid form (on their web site) together with the required financial documents and your admission materials before April 5. Programs are open to students completing their sophomore, junior or senior years. 

Emory Pre-College Program: Take classes for college credit, or just for exploration. Six-week programs with dorms available. Course options include biolgoy, computer science, economics, English, history, mathematics, philosophy and psychology. More information available at

George Washington University (DC) Summer Scholars Pre-College Programs: Spend your summer in the Nation's capital. Participate in 1-week, 3-week or 6-week college intensive programs and earn college credit. For more information go to

Ithaca Writers Institute: A summer program for high school students in the areas of poetry, fiction, personal essay, graphic narratives, magazine writing or editing & publishing. Check more info. 

Pratt Institute (NY) Precollege Program, classes start July 5, 2017.Programs in architecture, art history, creative writing, fashion design, graphic design, interior design, painting and drawing, sculpture, jewelry and more Go to for more information and an application.

Sarah Lawrence College (NY) Summer 2017: Five week residential course in intensive filmmaking. Three week residential courses in Writing, Animation, Dance, Musical Theater. For details, course descriptions, instructors and costs go to school.

University of New England: Summer Early College; Coastal Marine Ecology; participate in a plankton tow, ride on a research vessel, complete biological surveys at the intertidal, take a whale watch, earn college credits. Students should be entering their junior or senior year of high school. Other porgrams include Neuroscience, Pre-Law and Creative Writing/Poetry. Find more information at

Washington University in St. Louis High School Summer Scholars Program for high school students completing their sophomore or junior year. Earn college credits in a wide selection of courses. Must have a B+ average in high school courses. Check the web site for more info!

Summer Programs at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA) 2017

WPI Frontiers: Session 1: July 8-Aug 2: Explore Biomedical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Math, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Interactive Media & Game Development; Session 2: July 23-August 3: Explore Robotics, Global Sustainability or attend the new Women's Leadership Academy. For current 10th and 11th graders. More information at

Stanford UniversityPre-Collegiate Studies: programs offer highly motivated and curious students the opportunity to investigate topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Students engage in small classes taught by instructors who are experts in their fields. Students hone their academic skills and for new friendships with their peers. To learn more about our programs, visit

Lasell's Fashion Boot Camp: this boot camp is for fashion - interested students to develop and refine their skills, strengthen their college applications and portfolios. Students can choose from two paths; Fashion Design or Fashion Promotion. 

Harvard Pre-College Program: a two week residential experience featuring non credit courses.

Join other intellectually curious high school students on campus at Harvard, where you can explore topics as wide ranging as American law, philosophy, computer programming, and public speaking. The program features:

  • A choice of over 50 noncredit courses designed to give pre-college students a preview of college academics.
  • On-campus housing with fellow pre-college students and residential staff.
  • Structured days, with weekday class meetings and pre-college activities.

 For more information visit:

Wheaton College summer college for high school students: Get a taste of college life this summer by enrolling in a four week college course for high school students and earn college credit July 5th-30th. Find out more and register at

Penn Engineering offers a unique program for a select group of high school students to experience rigorous and challenging college level coursework in one of six programs offered July 6 - 28 2018. For more information visit

Furman Summer Scholars is offered to high school juniors and seniors to participate in classes led by Furman's professors. Two sessions July 9th-15th and July 16th-22nd 2017. For inforamtion and to register visit

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