Summer Programs, College Open Houses and Other Programs of Interest
We have information sent to us by different organizations about opportunities they offer. We endorse none of them but simply make these available for students to take advantage of if they think the programming is worthwhile.
Upcoming Summer Programs
The following information was provided by schools that have sent Student Services information. In several cases, registration links have been provided. If a link has not been provided, please consult that school's website to see if registration is required.
(Listed in alphabetical order)
Biogen Community Lab Summer Program
Applications are now open for our *TWO* 2023 Summer programs. This is the first summer where we will have both a local, in-person program in our RTP, NC lab and our global virtual program in collaboration with MIT. Applications for both programs are currently open and will close on March 21st. Visit our website for program details and applications for both programs.
Brown Pre-College Programs are designed for high school students to explore the challenges and opportunities of the college experience. You’ll enjoy the excitement and responsibility that comes from balancing challenging academics and enriching social activities—without the pressure of formal grades. Click HERE to learn more.
Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Summer Program
Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College Programs offers world-class instruction on a beautiful university campus! We invite you to learn more about our programs and how they can help your students prepare for the college experience while exploring their educational and career options. Our programs vary in length and all offer scholarships. Programs begin in July 2023.
Chowan University CampapaloozaCampapalooza is a 5-day academic summer camp for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. They will live on campus, have their meals in the university cafeteria, and spend their days engaged in exciting academic activities with our university faculty! Click HERE to view the flyer. The QR code provides a link to a form where students can choose the camp topic they are interested in and connect with the faculty.
Cornell University Precollege Summer Program - Exclusively Online
As one of the nation's longest running and most highly regarded precollege academic programs, Cornell University gives motivated students the chance to: Get a head start on college by earning 3 to 6 credits and a Cornell transcript; Immerse themselves in rigorous university courses taught by top Cornell faculty; Prep for college applications with one-on-one admissions counseling; Connect with a diverse group of high school students from around the world. Learn more here.
Columbia Climate School (at Columbia University)
We are inviting your students to learn more about our Pre-College Summer Programs that will enhance their knowledge and skills in the areas of climate and sustainability outside the classroom. Your students can apply today for our Summer 2023 Pre-College Programs!
The Columbia Climate School in the Green Mountains is a 2-week campus-based program for high school students in Castleton, Vermont to mobilize action, drive impact, and effect change in response to our warming planet.
The Columbia Climate Corps program combines intentional travel with in-depth educational opportunities, taking students across the United States and abroad to experience a destination through the lens of climate change and focus intention on location specific themes.
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Duke Pre-College for Grades 6 to 11
Duke Pre-College Programs provide academically motivated middle and high school students with rigorous learning experiences. Building on the legacy of Duke University programs, including Youth Programs and the Talent Identification Program (TIP), Duke Pre-College Programs inspire and challenge the next generation of problem-solvers. Our diverse selection of courses is designed to bring the Duke experience to current 6th-11th graders through cutting-edge topics featuring Duke guest speakers, researchers and resources. For more information on programs, costs, dates, etc., please click here. All applications require a $75 nonrefundable fee.
Duke Mathematics' Annual Summer Workshop in Math (SWiM2023) is a free in-person workshop for high school students who are interested in mathematics, from June 10 to June 17 at Duke University. All students currently in their junior year of high school who are citizens of and reside in the US are eligible. Female and female-identifying students are encouraged to apply. All travel, housing and activities are fully funded by Duke. More information and how to apply is here: https://sites.duke.edu/swim/. Applications are due by March 1st. Any questions, please email us at email@example.com.
Georgetown University 2023 Summer Program
Summer is a perfect time for motivated high school students to start thinking about college. Georgetown University’s application period for summer is now open. The online pre-college programs help students ages 13 and older explore their interests. Through participating in our courses, students can discover if an interest could lead to a college major or even a future career.Georgetown University invites your students to get a taste of college study this summer. You can view our shareable flyer here which includes key details about our courses. Click here for more information.
Guilford College Rise
Rising seniors- are you looking for a way to earn college credit and live on a college campus this summer?
Apply to Guilford College Rise, a three-week residential experience where they'll live and learn on the Guilford College campus in Greensboro, N.C. This year's dates are June 25 through July 14, 2023, and applications are being accepted. We look forward to getting to know you this summer at GC Rise.
Landmark College Summer Programs
Any high school or college-age student who dreams of being a more confident and better prepared learner is invited to explore the summer programs at Landmark College. Financial aid is available in most programs to qualifying students, and a diagnosed learning disability is not required to participate in our summer programs. Programs offered include the following:
Lehigh UniversityWe are excited to share that we are accepting applications from current high school sophomores and juniors for our Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive (IGEI)! This program will be hosted on Lehigh's campus from June 25 – July 22, 2023 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Through the entrepreneurship intensive, they'll be able to do a dive deep into focus areas like sustainability, population health or business. For more information and to apply, visit go.lehigh.edu/igei. The early decision deadline for this program is February 19, 2023. After that date, we will admit qualified applicants on a rolling basis until the program maximum is reached.
Marist Summer Pre-College ProgramThe Marist Summer Pre-College Program gives rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to take hands-on college-level courses in a variety of subject areas, learn from experienced faculty, and earn 3 transferable college credits. Learn more or apply at: marist.edu/precollege
Miami University of Ohio Summer Scholars Program
The Miami University Summer Scholars Program is an opportunity for academically talented rising high school juniors and seniors to spend one week on Miami's campus exploring a topic of their choice alongside our leading faculty and professional experts. More information regarding the program can be found online at MiamiOH.edu/SummerScholars.
NC State College of Design Summer Pre-College ProgramWe are the Design Lab for K12 Education and Outreach, the pre-college branch of NC State Universities College of Design. We are reaching out to share a summer opportunity for rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. The Design Lab hosts a pre-college summer program for high school students called Design Camp. This camp takes place July 31 through August 4, 2023 on NCSU College of Design Campus. This is a week-long program that immerses participants in the design process through a week long studio project.
NC State University Undergraduate Admissions hosts three pre-college programs for rising juniors and seniors to learn about higher education opportunities and cultural reinforcement. This is for students to find and build a strong sense of community while also preparing for the college application process and university experience. CAMINOS: Your Journey to College is geared towards students who identify as Hispanic or Latinx or have an interest in the culture. The program will be held from June 18-22. Native Education Forum is geared towards students who identify as Native American or American Indian or have an interest in the culture. The program will be held from June 18-24. Emerging Scholars Academy is geared towards students who identify as Black or African American or have an interest in the culture. The program will be held from June 25-July 1.All summer programs will be in person, and students will stay in residence halls for their participation. Please encourage students to apply if they have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.4 or higher or are in the top 15% of their class and are interested in pursuing college. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 7. For more information, visit the Pre-College Programs website.
NC State Red Hat Shelton Challenge
The Red Hat Shelton Challenge is a six-day residential enrichment program designed to teach high school students leadership concepts such as ethical decision-making, effective communication, goal setting and more. Students will participate in team-building exercises like low-high ropes courses, service projects and social activities in the evenings. Each student must submit a 2023 Red Shelton Challenge application along with two references. Students are assigned their program week based on availability and preference once their application and references have been submitted.
This event is hosted by The Shelton Leadership Center (SLC). The SLC is committed to positively impacting values-based leadership behavior in youth from pre-college, through university and beyond. NC State shares those same values and wants to help enhance their capabilities to become better leaders.
NC State Catalyst (Summer 2023 and School Year 2023-2024)
Catalyst is a high school program designed to create STEM opportunities for students with disabilities. Students learn STEM content and skills through hands-on labs and research, participate in STEM field trips, mentoring opportunities, and internships, improve workforce readiness and soft skills, and explore STEM educational pathways and careers. Catalyst also provides students job exploration counseling, workplace readiness training, work-based learning experiences, counseling on postsecondary options, and development in self-advocacy. Catalyst recruitment will begin in January 2023 for Summer 2023 and School Year 2023-2024.
NC State: VetCAMP
Application opens January 27th 2023 at 9:00am. Camp Dates: • Week 1: June 19th - 23rd (Virtual) • Week 2: June 26th - 30th (In-person) • Week 3: July 10th - 13th (In-person).
Eligibility: rising high school sophomores through rising college freshmen*.
Activities include: Learning about the basics of a small animal clinic, Hands-on experience with pigs, sheep, and horses at the Animal Education Units, Anatomy and Suture Labs, A tour of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, Meeting current NCSU pre-veterinary and NCSU CVM DVM students.
Learn more at https://cals.ncsu.edu/vetpac/vetcamp/ Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org
Parsons Paris Summer Program 2023
Summer is a perfect time for motivated high school students to start thinking about college. Parsons Paris’ application period for summer is now open. Our online pre-college programs help students ages 13 and older explore their interests. Through participating in our courses, students can find out if their interests could lead to a college major or even a career. Parsons is a global leader in fashion industry education. Our aim is to help students develop a signature voice in this evolving field while learning methods for bringing beautiful, responsibly made, and relevant work to light. Parsons Paris invites you to get a taste of college study this summer. http://bit.ly/3WZqaEM
Pratt Pre-College Program
As one of the world's top-ranked art, design, and architecture colleges, Pratt is the place for students to explore principles of design, get immersed in fine art, and build a portfolio of artwork. For those intending to pursue studies in art, design, architecture, or a related area, this is a valuable chance to build the portfolio of work that will serve as an important component of their college application process. This July, Pratt PreCollege students will explore creative careers and develop their artistic skills with support from experienced faculty. The month-long experience combines college-level courses and cultural enrichment opportunities for high school students on our picturesque Brooklyn campus. Courses allow students a unique opportunity to be immersed in the creative process and get a sneak peek into the undergraduate experience at Pratt Institute. Summer applications are due March 1st!
1. Summer (online): Visit the website for course dates
2. Summer (in-person Brooklyn, New York campus): July 9 - August 2
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Program 2023
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies strives to enhance the education of motivated, intellectually curious, pre-college students. This summer, we are offering several online and residential academic enrichment programs. Our programs feature a wide variety of disciplines—including business, computer science, humanities, math, science, social justice, and more—allowing students to investigate advanced topics beyond the typical high school curriculum. Visit https://spcs.stanford.edu/ for more information or view our flyer here.
Stevens Institute of Technology Summer Program 2023The School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology is offering a paid virtual summer research program for high school students. In this six-week program, students will have the opportunity to work alongside a faculty member from the School of Business and assist them with research in their area of study such as management, leadership or finance. The final assignment will include a PowerPoint presentation detailing their research findings. The program will run from July 1, 2023, through August 12, 2023, and students will receive a $500 stipend after completing the program.University of Chicago Summer Session
Eligibility: Applicants must currently be in their junior year of high school (no exceptions).
Deadline: Applications are due by March 1, 2023.
Notification: Applicants will be notified by April 1, 2023.
The application packet will include all of the following: 1-page essay in which you describe yourself and detail what you hope to gain from this experience; a copy of your current resume; a copy of your unofficial high school transcript; one letter of recommendation from a teacher, a guidance counselor, or a work supervisor. These letters can also be emailed directly to Lindsay Hartelius at email@example.com.The University of Chicago's summer pre-college programs draw from the multidisciplinary emphasis and intellectual richness of the College's Core curriculum. Whether it's creative writing, economics, or molecular engineering, students can find a formative college-level experience on campus this summer. Programs with in-person and online courses include: Immersion, Enrichment, Stones and Bones, Summer Online. Find out more at: summer.uchicago.edu.University of Miami Summer Scholars Program
How many students get the chance to build an architectural portfolio, create a business plan, meet executives from collegiate and professional sport administrations, all while earning six college credits? At UM, students explore their academic passion and consider their future career opportunities when they attend the University of Miami’s Summer Scholars program. High-achieving high school sophomores and juniors can gain an authentic college experience and earn six college credits in a variety of academic areas. For students looking to gain hands-on experience in a more condensed format, we also offer our incredible two-week, non-credit academy program for an intense experiential learning environment. Click here for more information.UNC- Asheville Pre-College Summer ProgramsWe are excited to announce that registration is now open for Summer 2023 Pre-College Programs at UNC Asheville! We hope that you will help us share information about these on-campus opportunities with interested students and their families. Limited spaces are available, so we encourage early registration. Each Pre-College program will run from Sunday to Friday, with topics spanning the arts and sciences. All students will live on campus to fully experience university life and the surrounding community. The program cost, which starts at $1,350, includes lodging, meals, course materials, activities and excursions. Dates for our Summer 2023 Pre-College Programs are June 18-23 and June 25-30 with several programs offered multiple weeks. For more information or to register, please visit https://camps.unca.edu/pre-collegeIf you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-251-6960.
UNC Summer Jazz Workshop is a UNC Summer School course that is a partnership between UNC Summer School, the Department of Music, and the School of Media and Journalism. The workshop is a 3.0 credit hour course that runs Monday-Friday June 26-30, 2023, and is available to students who are musicians, as well as to students who are not performers who wish to participate in the music journalism/jazz history classes. Rising high school seniors apply as “visitors” to UNC Summer School to earn the 3.0 college credit hours on their transcripts. Campus housing and meal plans are available. WORKSHOP WEBSITE: https://music.unc.edu/SummerJazzWorkshop . STUDENTS CAN APPLY HERE: UNC Summer Jazz Workshop Application Form - Department of Music
University of Notre Dame Pre-College ProgramsDiscover your passions this summer in an encouraging environment with like-minded students from around the globe. Our Precollege Programs offer the opportunity to immerse yourself in the unique Notre Dame community.
Summer Scholar and Leadership Seminars participants experience residential life while on campus. You'll be paired with a roommate and live in a dorm room. A current Notre Dame undergraduate student will be your Resident Counselor, supporting and mentoring you throughout this unparalleled college experience. See what else makes student life at ND so special by taking part in organized activities such as ice skating in Compton Family Ice Arena, open mic night, trivia, and much more! More Info Here #WeAreND
University of the PacificAt University of the Pacific, we have designed our summer institute with exactly this purpose in mind: to show your students what to expect when they live and learn on a university campus. Learn more by joining any of our virtual Q&A sessions offered at 6 p.m. PT on Wednesdays through the spring. They can also request more information on programs they are most interested in, or we have a simple flyer with a QR code pointing to our website.University of Southern California Summer Programs
USC Summer Programs extends a tradition of excellence to outstanding high school students through a diverse offering of summer courses. Accepted students will engage in academically rigorous courses designed for online learning, have access to USC faculty who are leaders in their fields, and explore growing academic passions at the university level. Click here for more information and to apply.
Wake Forest University Summer Programs 2023Summer is a perfect time for motivated high school students to start thinking about college. Wake Forest University offers pre-college online courses to help students ages 13 and older explore their interests. The summer application period is now open. Through participating in our courses, students can discover if an interest could lead to a college major or even a future career. Get a taste of college study this summer. Click here to learn more.
WashU (Washington University in St. Louis) Summer Programs
Thinking about building your college list and exploring academic opportunities beyond high school? WashU summer programs offer highly motivated students the chance to experience WashU in the classroom and beyond. For more information, please click here.
Wentworth Institute of Technology Impact Lab
It is never too early for your high school students to make plans for summer, even if it is December! ImpactLab is Wentworth's pre-college adventure for rising juniors and seniors in high school, intentionally designed for students to explore their passions in STEM while getting a preview of college life in the city of Boston. For more information about our hands-on pre-college experience, visit us at wit.edu/impactlab.
West Point SLE Summer ProgramHIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS - The West Point Summer Leader Experience (SLE) provides rising high school seniors with a week-long immersion into the academic, military, and social life of a cadet. At SLE, you will explore West Point from all angles, including our high-tech educational facilities, team building athletic activities, and realistic military training. You will get a taste of Cadet Life through the entire program, which is led by current West Point cadets. Below are three ways to learn more: Attend our FB Live SLE Information Brief, Check out some highlights from SLE 2022, and Take a look at our SLE Website.
William & Mary Pre-College Summer ProgramSummer is a perfect time for motivated high school students to learn from William & Mary’s world-renowned professors and experts in today’s most sought-after industries. The application period for our online pre-college summer program is now open. Our online pre-college programs help students ages 13 and older explore their interests. Through participating in our courses, students can discover if an interest could lead to a college major or even a future career. Click HERE for more information.
William Peace University Academic Summer Camps: Registration Deadline June 15th
Rising 9th through 12th graders can earn college credit this summer at WPU Summer Camp July 10th through July 13th! For more information and to register, please click here.
Worchester Polytechnic Institute Summer Programs
We're gearing up for a fantastic summer full of programs for high school students. Click here to learn more about the program offerings, upcoming application dates, new opportunities for 10th and 11th graders, and our rebranded credit-bearing program.
Yale Summer Program in Astrophysics
The Yale Summer Program in Astrophysics is a selective four-week research and enrichment program for rising seniors who are especially interested in physics, math, and astronomy. The 2023 program will be held from July 9-Aug 6. Learn more and apply at yspa.yale.edu. Applications are due by March 13, 2023.
Other Programs of InterestThe following information was provided by schools that have sent Student Services information. In several cases, registration links have been provided. If a link has not been provided, please consult that school's website to see if registration is required.(Listed in alphabetical order)ACE Mentor RDU- Trades Day
We are hosting Trades Day 2023 on Saturday, April 15th from 10 am - 2 pm. Local employers in the construction and construction trades industries will be in attendance to provide hands on activities and answer questions pertaining to what careers in the construction industry looks like. Hear how to pursue careers in the various trades, what the current average pay is, and more! Parents / chaperones and high school students are all welcome. Click HERE for more information and HERE to register.
Arrive on time as we have activities planned for the full 4 hours. Prizes will be available at the end of the event so plan to stick around to the end! Lunch will be provided. Please register for all in attendance so we get an accurate count. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be re-scheduled to Saturday, April 22. Please reach out to Nate Bouquin with any questions. email@example.comATLAS Education, a North Carolina-based nonprofit organization, seeks to help high school students navigate the college admissions process. These are live, free virtual visits that give students the opportunity to directly ask questions to a college representative and learn about scholarship opportunities! Visit our website (www.atlas-edu.org) for more information on these visits as well as access to our other services, such as student-led webinars and video tutorials on college preparation.
Campbell University Engineering DaysVisit Campbell University on Saturday, April 1st for their Engineering Days! Click HERE for more information.
Georgetown University Pre-College Online Program
Georgetown University is launching its new Pre-College Online Program, offering courses that enable high school students 13 and older to explore subjects they may wish to study in college. Each features dynamic video lessons by renowned Georgetown faculty and live sessions with university mentors. The program is available year-round, and the online format enables you to study anywhere, anytime, at your own pace. Click here for more information and to apply.
Meredith STEM College is a unique opportunity for 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade women to explore and develop their science interests. Students selected for the program participate in six in-person weekend workshops and a two-week residential summer experience on Meredith’s campus. They also earn three college credits and connect with peers, faculty, and professionals who share their interests.
NC A&T Dowdy Outreach ProgramWe offer tutoring and college prep to high school students looking to pursue a higher education. We have Saturday Virtual Outreach sessions where students can get free SAT/ACT prep, college prep, advice on how to get scholarships, and insight on life as a student at North Carolina A&T. Our next session will be February 18, 2023 at 10am. Your students can register through our Google Form: https://bit.ly/dopspr23vs
NC Museum of Natural Sciences Junior Curators (grades 9-12 in the 23-24 school year)
Junior Curators are volunteers with an intense interest in conservation, animal care and field biology. Junior Curators directly support the Museum’s conservation efforts by participating in educational programs and events, field experiences to natural areas, natural history service projects and assisting in the care of the Museum’s live animal collection. Students work together with like-minded peers for the duration of their volunteer experience. Junior Curators follows the traditional Wake County Public School calendar and runs from September to April. Click HERE for more information.Osa Institute
The Osa Institute is currently offering two summer study abroad opportunities for students to earn 4 transferable college credit hours in a lab-based biology course in Costa Rica. It is a great opportunity for students to get to travel while they are young, while still learning and advancing their education. For more information, visit www.osainstitutecr.com or you can email questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.UNC Charlotte: Future Teachers Program
UNC Charlotte - Cato College of Education invites high school juniors and seniors interested in education to participate in a free and immersive two-day campus event! Learn what it’s like to be a teacher candidate on a college campus. April 21-22, 2023. Click HERE for more information.Work at Wake: The Future Teachers Program
The Future Teachers Program is a recruitment initiative aimed at developing the district’s internal student talent. Future Teachers participants are WCPSS high school graduates who intend to pursue careers in education and who commit to teaching with us upon completion of their teacher preparation programs. Future Teachers is not a scholarship. For more information, click here.
College Open Houses
The following Open House information was provided by schools that have sent Student Services information. In several cases, registration links have been provided. If a link has not been provided, please consult that school's website to see if registration is required. We encourage you to visit any school you may be interested in attending. Should your school of choice not be listed, please visit that school's website for their Open House dates, admission requirements, and deadlines.
The college search is already challenging for students and families. So Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams are putting our own rivalries aside, and hosting a series of virtual events for students, families, and counselors. Click here to find out about upcoming and recorded events.
Visit Campbell University! Find information about Open Houses at: https://www.campbell.edu/admissions/visit-us/open-houses/
Discover Coastal Carolina University. Visit coastal.edu/visit to reserve your tour.
Fayetteville State University will host a Spring Open House in March 25, 2023. Register today at www.uncfsu.edu/springopenhouse!
Louisburg College Open House
Join the Admissions team Saturday, March 25, 2023 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and learn about the many opportunities that await you at Louisburg College. Click HERE for more information.
Virginia Military Institute invites you to attend an Open House. Register at: vmi.edu/visit/
William & Mary would love to meet you. They are offering on campus visit days as well as virtual tours. Learn more at wm.edu/admission/visit
William Peace University (WPU) will be hosting a Spring Pacer Preview on Saturday, March 18, 2023 from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. Please make sure your students join us for a chance to learn more about life at WPU. Encourage them to wear comfy shoes, and come curious and hungry! We have lots for them to learn and will host a Food Truck Rodeo for lunch.