Summer Programs & Underclassman Opportunities

This list will be updated periodically as we receive summer program information.

Required Forms

If a transcript or recommendation is required for the program, please complete the Document Request Form (available HERE).  If you need your School Counselor to write a letter of recommendation, please submit this form three weeks before the application deadline.  If a counselor recommendation is not required, this form is due one week before the application deadline.  

Programs

Bank of America Student Leaders: As a Student Leader, you will participate in an 8 week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization.  You will also attend the Student Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. where you will learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs. Applicants must be a current junior or senior.  Apply by January 29.  Learn more here.

Boston University offers a variety of summer programs, for students of all high school grade levels. Juniors interested in STEM should check out their Research in Science & Engineering (RISE) program. You will spend six weeks at BU conducting university laboratory research with some of the nation’s brightest scientific minds while advancing your STEM knowledge and skills. Learn more about RISE and their other programs here.

Brown University offers two programs: Summer@Brown and the Leadership Institute. Learn more about their pre-college programs here

Buffalo Pharmacy Summer Institute is an enrichment program providing information about the challenging career pathway opportunities in the profession of pharmacy and exposure to the fields of pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences to interested and motivated students. This program is FREE. Apply by June 1. 

Carnegie Mellon University
offers pre-college programs in a range of subjects, from Drama to Computer Science. Deadlines vary by program.  Learn more here.

Columbia University offers a variety of summer programs for high school students.  Options are available for students of all HS grade levels. Learn about their programs here.

Drexel Summer Institutes are offered in a range of academic areas, including Medicine, Entrepreneurship, and Engineering. Learn more here.

Fordham Summer Business Programs: Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business offers three unique summer programs (in entrepreneurship, finance, and global finance) designed specifically for high school students. Learn more and apply here.
 

Georgetown’s Summer High School Programs: Ranging in length from one to eight weeks, their programs span a wide range of subjects, including business, politics, social justice, sports management, entrepreneurship, and medicine. Applications are available HERE
. The priority application deadline is February 1.

Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive at Lehigh University: Brings high school sophomores and juniors together from all regions of the world for 4 weeks to live and learn together at Lehigh.  Students learn about entrepreneurship, design thinking, project collaboration and teamwork, global leadership and working within a culturally diverse environment. The deadline to apply is February 22.  Learn more here.  

MIT Online Science, Technology, and Engineering Community (MOSTEC): serves rising high school seniors from across the country – many of whom come from underrepresented or underserved communities. Students selected to participate in MOSTEC demonstrate in their applications a strong academic record and interest in science and engineering. The MOSTEC program begins the summer before students'
senior year in high school and extends through students' first semester in 12th grade. MOSTEC has both in-person and online components. See here for eligibility and here for program details. Apply by February 1.

Notre Dame Summer Scholars: Summer Scholars participants spend two intensive weeks in one of 25 exciting programs of study. The coursework is a true preview of college academics—it is both rigorous and rewarding, and students earn one college credit upon the completion of a program track.  Applicants must be current sophomores or juniors. Apply by February 16. Learn more here.

NovaEdge Diversity in Engineering – Virtual Summer Program is a five-day program that introduces a diverse population of students from different ethnic and social backgrounds to the traditional fields of engineering, including Chemical, Civil and Environmental, Computer and Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering. The program is open to rising sophomore, junior and senior high school students. The application is due March 15. 

NYU GSTEM: A summer research program for talented, STEM-savvy high schoolers who want to learn in an inclusive, supportive environment. The program is open to current juniors (outstanding sophomores will be considered if there is space available). Learn more here.

Pace University Precollege Immersion Program is an intensive two-week program designed for rising high school juniors and seniors. Students can choose from five academic tracks: Business, Digital Film Production, Environmental Studies, Psychology or Theater Arts. Students who complete this program and are subsequently admitted to Pace as an undergraduate will receive three general credits toward their degree, as well as a yearly $3,000 scholarship. Apply by April 19. 

Penn Summer Academies: Academies are subject-intensive three-week programs. Programs include the American Sign Language and Deaf Culture Academy, the Social Justice Research Academy, the Biomedical Research Academy, and more. The application deadline is May 1, but they recommend applying earlier as programs will fill up. Learn more here.

Rockefeller University Summer Science Research Program:
a mentored biomedical research experience that takes place at home.  Apply by January 4.  Learn more here.

Rutgers Pre-College Summer Academies are two-week certificate programs designed for high school students ages 16-18. Students can select from the Engineering, Leadership, Physical Therapy, or Law Academy programs. More information is available here. Rutgers also offers a Summer Scholars program and an SAT/ACT Prep program. 

School of the New York Times Summer Academy: Dive deep into subject matter that interests you while sharpening skills that will propel your academic and professional future. Each course is designed to developyour intellectual curiosity to help you think critically about the world. Courses are taught by New York Times journalists and thought leaders from different industries who bring real-world expertise into the classroom and an ability to inspire young people. The Summer Academy is open to high school students (grades 10-12 and graduating Seniors). The program has multiple
deadlines, from January-March. Learn more here.

Sotheby’s Summer Institute: offers a dynamic online environment for high school students to explore art and its markets with personal guidance from expert faculty and industry professionals. The program has multiple deadlines, from January-March. Learn more here.

Summer at Hopkins: Led by innovative and dedicated Johns Hopkins instructors, these programs will help you connect with like-minded peers from around the world.  A variety of programs are offered, including “Epidemics, Pandemics, & Outbreaks,” “Medical School Intensive,” and “Psychological Profiling.” Summer 2021 programs will be held online.  Applications are now open; learn more here.

Summer @ Stern offers rising high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to learn fundamental concepts of business—including accounting, finance, economics, marketing, and psychology—from NYU Stern’s world-renowned faculty. Applications are due by March 19. 

Tufts Summer Research Experience: Welcomes high school juniors and seniors with prior research experience to join us for a virtual summer research experience at Tufts under active mentorship by Tufts' world-class researchers and their teams. Apply by May 1. 

University of Miami offers multiple opportunities – their 3-week Summer Scholars program (where you can earn college credit), and the 2-week UM Academies (select from the Shark Research Academy, the Business & Entrepreneurship Academy, or the Health Care Academy).  Learn more here.

University of Pittsburgh Health Career Scholars Academy: Attend the month-long Academy at one of the top medical centers in the United States.  Applications are now open for current high school sophomores and juniors.  The application deadline is February 22. Learn more here

Yale Young Global Scholars: YYGS is an academic enrichment program for outstanding high school students from around the world. The program empowers the next generation of leaders by building a global community and designing interdisciplinary programs that foster intellectual curiosity, deepen understanding and inspire creative action across all borders. Apply by January 12.  Learn more here.


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