Summer Programs

Summer Programs

Greetings from RPI, our nation's first technological research university! This summer, RPI is re-launching (after the pandemic hiatus) several exciting STEM-focused summer programs for bright high school students from the Capital Region, and we wanted you to be the first to know. 

These programs are designed to give participants meaningful exposure to modern-day engineering, technology education, and research. We will articulate the impact of STEM on society through engaging lectures by world-class faculty, hands-on activities and group projects, complemented with tours of RPI labs and field trips. 

One program in particular we want to highlight is the unique STEAMM Inventor's Studio Program, featuring (primarily) faculty from the School of Engineering. Our Inventor's Studio students have gone on to start many companies, and RPI graduates have founded major companies from Vicarious Visions to NVIDIA, and from Glydeways to Rivian.

Due to space limitations, we will be accepting only 30 outstanding students for this program. The program especially brings high value to rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students. We hope you will share this information with any of your students who may be interested. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].

STEAMM Inventor's Studio Program
July 8-19, 2024

In-person day session (Non-residential program)
9:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. daily (except July 19)

Sample Schedule from the 2023 Program

We are also exploring an event where we can bring you - the teacher, counselor, mentor - to our campus for lunch, an introduction to our programs, as well as tours of our facilities. If you are interested in joining us, please respond here and we will follow up with details when they are available.

Best wishes,
Shekhar Garde, Dean, School of Engineering
& Emily Liu, Professor and Head, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

P.S.- Click to discover more about our School of Engineering!

New Pre-College Programs for Summer 2024

Please share this summer opportunity with your students!

UMass Amherst has several new pre-college programs available this summer for rising 10th - 12th graders. Our pre-college programs offer high school students firsthand experience with college-level academics and campus life, and are a great way to explore potential majors. Check out these amazing opportunities! 

Residential Programs

UMass Amherst Pre-College programs offer both residential and online options. All programs are taught by UMass faculty and advanced graduate students, and feature project-based learning. For more program details (including fees and scholarships), please visit our website.

How to Apply

All rising 10th - 12th graders are eligible to apply online via our website. Please note the Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Technology programs only accept rising 11th & 12th graders. You will need:
  • a brief, 1-page statement of interest
  • an unofficial high school transcript (including current academic year)
  • a letter of recommendation from a teacher or school counselor
  • a $35 application fee 

Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis, with deadlines as outlined below for each session. We recommend applying early as programs may fill up. 

  • Session 1 (Programs starting June 30): May 1st, 2024
  • Session 2 (Programs starting July 14): May 15th, 2024
  • Session 3 (Programs starting July 28): May 31st, 2024
Pre-College Application

College Application Intensive

July 28 - August 3, 2024

The College Application Intensive is a comprehensive week-long intensive dedicated to understanding and preparing for the college application process. A range of key topics will be covered, including an exploration of personal strengths and interests; college majors and career paths; admissions strategy; essay writing; and standardized test prep. Students will also tour UMass Amherst and other local colleges in the Amherst area, and experience campus life while living in a residence hall and enjoying award-winning meals from UMass Dining.
Learn More & Apply
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College life, lasting friendships and academic challenge

At Badger Precollege, we create innovative programs for students who want to explore their academic interests, learn more about the college experience and meet new friends. Our programs offer a unique opportunity to help prepare students for academic and social success in high school and college.

We think our programs are great — and our students agree! Here's what a few of them had to say about their summer 2023 experience with Badger Precollege.

"This program really pushed me but in the best way possible. It gave me a chance to come into the field of engineering fully. We had lectures about real engineering topics and got to meet people who love this field. Griffen was also the best teacher I could've asked for! I appreciate Griffen and everyone who made this program such a fun learning experience."
     —Kaitlyn, Engineering Fundamentals and Design

"This program helped me to connect with individuals from all around the world. I was able to be more socially active with new and previous friends. We shared our varied cultures and knowledge with each other."
     —Andre, More Than Just a Game: Sports, Media, and Culture

"This program helped me grasp the 'college lifestyle.' I made connections outside my comfort zone and socialized with different groups of people. Academically, my class helped build my critical thinking skills and my research skills."
     —Sophie, Veterinary and Animal Science

Know a student who would be interested in joining us this summer? Please encourage them to apply today — scholarships are available!

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UW–Madison Badger Precollege
Continuing Studies
21 North Park Street
Madison, WI 53715

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We want to share information about our summer programs for your younger students. Our programs offer highly motivated students the chance to explore academics and campus life at WashU. We encourage you to share these programs with your students as they build their college lists and explore academic opportunities beyond high school.

Use the links below to learn more about each program, including application guidelines.

Olin Business School Programs

The application deadline for the following programs is March 10, 2024.

Please note: Gateway to Business also includes three virtual sessions (June 13, 20, and 27), followed by the one-week, in-person academic experience on the WashU campus. 

Arts & Sciences Programs

The application deadline for the following programs is April 1, 2024.

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts Programs

The application deadline for the following programs is March 30, 2024.

Visit our Summer Programs Page for additional opportunities with Arts & Sciences, Tyson Research Center, the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, WashU Athletics, and WashU Rural Scholars Academy.


Washington University in St. Louis
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
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Phone 314.935.6000 | 800.638.0700
Email [email protected]


Alfred University is proud to announce that another year of Summer High School Institutes and Athletic Camps will be offered in person at our beautiful campus in Western NY! There are a variety of programs that offer something for every student, ranging from Astronomy and Creative Writing to Video Editing and 3D Printing. These weeklong Summer High School Institutes will offer an unparalleled look into each discipline taught, guided by the creative and engaging Faculty of Alfred University.

As well as the knowledge and training that these Institutes provide every student that attends will benefit from the exposure to a small Liberal Arts Institution and the opportunities that are available here at Alfred University. If you or a student that you know are interested in this exciting opportunity, please let them know about our Institutes!

This exclusive program provides: 

  • Enjoyment and opportunity to students in our region and across the nation
  • A comprehensive, affordable, and individual glimpse into college life at a small, private university
  • Quality instruction that's ranked in the top 50 nationwide by Value Colleges


A full list of our Institutes and Athletic Programs is available on our website. Pre-register at You will be notified when full registration is open.

Please contact me if you have any questions!

Isaac Matson
Pre-College Programs Coordinator
Alfred University
[email protected]


Every year, American University's School of International Service (SIS) offers Pre-College Summer Programs for high school students. Learn more about these programs in our upcoming webinars hosted by SIS.

Community of Scholars

The Community of Scholars is designed for rising high school juniors and seniors seeking to deepen their understanding of international affairs and world politics. Admitted students enroll in a three-credit class taught by distinguished AU faculty over three weeks, which includes two weeks of on-campus experiential learning and a third week of asynchronous online study.

Summer 2024 Sessions

On Campus: July 8 — 19 (Students arrive July 7)
Online Asynchronous Learning: July 22 — 26

High School Summer Scholars

The High School Summer Scholars program offers high school students the opportunity to pursue their interests in greater depth by enrolling in an online one-credit college course covering a range of topics, from international diplomacy and law to biotechnology and psychology and neuroscience. By enrolling in an AU High School Summer Scholars course, students will enjoy stimulating, rigorous, and personalized college-level learning. Classes are accessible via AU's Canvas platform and allow students the flexibility to engage with coursework at hours that suit their schedules. Over several four-week periods, students have the chance to delve into a world of knowledge, guided by expert faculty and tailored to ignite intellectual curiosity.

Summer 2024 Sessions

June 10 — July 5
June 17 — July 12
June 24 — July 19
July 1 — 26

Pre-College Summer Program Webinar for High School Counselors

Tuesday, February 27, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (EST)

SIS Webinar Link: Feb 27
We hope you will join us for one of our webinars and learn more about why your students should consider participating in one of AU's Pre-College Summer Programs through the School of International Service.


Jeanne Guerrero, Ph.D.
Director, Pre-College Programs
School of International Service
American University

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Undergraduate Admissions
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Washington, DC 20016-8001
202-885-6000 | [email protected]


BU Summer Journalism Academy
Dear Colleague:

Do you have a student who is up for a fresh challenge?

For those who are thinking about a career in communications, enjoy writing or are a visual storyteller, we have just the thing: the Boston University Summer Journalism Academy

Hosted by Boston University College of Communication, the Summer Journalism Academy offers high school the experience to learn the core skills in news reporting, interviewing, and writing. Students will:
  • Learn from award-winning, working journalists
  • Report on actual events around Boston or (for learn-from-home students) their hometown
  • Improve their writing, interviewing, and research skills – applicable for any major and career
Students are challenged to step outside their comfort zone – and experience life as a working journalist. They learned how to interview strangers, ask probing questions, and assemble it in a concise story on deadline.

Our on-campus, residential program for three weeks offers students:
  • Meet with Boston University's representative to discuss the college admissions process,
  • Explore what it's like living in a residence hall and studying in a university environment, and
  • Experience Boston museums, historical sites, and neighborhoods during free time.
Visual storytellers can apply for our three-week in-person