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George Washington University Pre-College Program

High school students in the Pre-College Program benefit tremendously from GW's expertise in global development, international relations, public policy and administration, politics, diplomacy, history, biomedical engineering, museum studies and the arts. Our programs are intensive and exciting, allowing students to experience the academic rigors of learning in a college environment. They are academically-challenging courses that integrate lectures and seminars with exploration of area organizations.


Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors


Scholarship Consideration- March 1st

Application- May 15th

Summer Pre-College Program at Adelphi University

Open to students entering either their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year of high school, Adelphi’s Pre-College experience brings together students from all over the world to live, learn and explore all that our University has to offer. Here, students will attend a college-level class each day, live in our new, air-conditioned residence halls, and eat in our fantastic dining hall! Adelphi’s beautiful and safe Garden City campus is just minutes from renowned beaches and parks, and just 23 miles from New York City, the world’s premiere city for art, culture, and entertainment.


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At the bottom of this page you will find additional lists of programs based on the state, field of study, university, etc. APPLY NOW!!   FOR HELP COME TO THE COLLEGE CENTER.

Programs & Internships




TBD for 2020

Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America

For Grades:11th 

-G.P.A. of at least a 3.6 (unweighted)

- Be within top 10%

-Score above national average on the PSAT, SAT, and/or ACT

TBD for 2020

Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Oakland

January 18, 2019 Research Science Institute

For Grades: 11th

- Two letters of recommendation from teachers

- All standardized tests scores

- Free, six-week introduction to scientific research at MIT

January 25, 2019

@ 1 p.m. PST

Youth Leadership Institute


For grades: 11th 

- Four day residential conference for 150 Latino juniors.

- Full access to scholarship and financial aid opportunities.

January 28, 2019 University of Notre Dame Summer Leadership Program

For Grades: 11th

- Mid-range SAT score for math & reading is 1300-1500 or 31 and above for the ACT

- Demonstrated leadership abilities in school, church, community, and/or social organizations

January 29, 2019 

Aquarium of the Pacific 



Between the ages of 14-16 

  • Must have a G.P.A. of a 2.5 or higher 
  • Submit a letter of recommendation 
  • The program includes ongoing training on the Aquarium, its animals and habitats, and on development of exhibit interpretation skills.



Deadline Program Description
February 2019

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies Overview



For grades: 9th, 10th, and 11th (varies on each one)

- Offers many courses and students have the option to engage on online seminars

February 1, 2019 at 7:59 PM




For Grades: Rising Seniors (11th graders)

FREE six-week residential summer program at MIT

- Students have the opportunity to experience a demanding academic atmosphere.

-Recommendation deadline: February 15, 2019 

Applications will open on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 5:00pm


Applications will close when 400 applications have been received

Camp CHLA- Health Care Career Exploration 



For grades: 9th, 10th, and 11th 

- Students chosen will be sent on a camping trip

- Observe medical procedures and job shadow health care professionals, as they care for patients

- Informed about various healthcare fields.

February 1, 2019

Cosmos UC San Diego 



For GradesALL

- 4 week summer residential program for students who are interested in careers in science

- GPA 3.5 or above

- STEM program 

February 1,  2019

COSMOS: Math & Science




For grades: 8th-12th

- Eligibility: 3.5 GPA

- Program dates: UCI (July 10- Aug.5), UCD/UCSD (July 10-Aug.6)

- Fees: $30 application fee, financial aid available for program costs. 

February 1, 2019

Bank of America Student Leaders Program



For grades: 11th and 12th 

- Connect students to employment, skills development and service.

- 7 week PAID summer internship & 1 week  (all expenses paid) in Washington, D.C 

-Need a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, and school administrator.

February 8, 2019 Bezos Scholar Program

For Grades: 11th

- Be a US citizen 

- Demonstrate leadership in their school and community

- Have taken and received scores for at least one of the following tests: PSAT, SAT, ACT

- Will receive support and funding to conduct your own "change project" that align with your unique passion with meeting a community need

February 13, 2019

UC Berkeley's Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP)


For Grades: 9th-11th

- successfully complete a six-week rigorous and challenging coursework for a specifically chosen discipline  

- units earned can be transferrable as college credits

- pursue your academic passions and deep interests

- financial aid fund included to help qualified applicants attend six-week summer program

February 14, 2019

Expanding Horizons



For grades: 10th & 11th 

-Paid Internship

-Neither parent attended a 4-year college

-Eligible to work in the US

-Available & attend all seminar & internship dates

February 14, 2019

Brown University Summer Term



All Grades

-5 different programs

-Deadlines vary

-Earliest deadline is February 14,2019

February 15, 2019

George Washington University Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program


For grades 10th, 11th, and 12th

- Work personally with scientists and engineers

-8 week residential program on science and math

-Must be a U.S. citizen

February 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM PST

USC Bovard Scholars



For Grades: 11th

- FREE residential 3-week summer program at USC

- Receive an SAT/ACT course, workshops, and career panels

- Requirements include at least a 4.0 GPA or above, enrolled in Algebra II, Trigonometry or above, demonstrate financial need, and have taken AP courses.

February 15, 2019

Summer Program for Mathematics & Science



For Grades: 11th & 12th

  • High School Transcript (may be unofficial).
  • Letters of Recommendation.
  • Short Essays

February 15, 2019

at 11:59 EST




For Grades: 11th & 12th

Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons


  • Be a U.S. Citizen, or legal permanent resident
  • Be 16 years of age or older, or be be in their junior or senior year of high school
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Have personal medical/health insurance coverage throughout the duration of the program 
February 15, 2019

Princeton University Summer Journalism Program



For grades: 11th

- FREE 10-day residential program at Princeton University 

- Eligibility: 3.5 GPA, family income $45,000 max.

February 18, 2019 Eve and Gene Black Sumer Medical Career Program 

For grades: 11th and 12th 

- Must be 18 years old

- Medical mentor program

- Work with various medical professionals

- stipend available 

February 18, 2019

LA Pediatric Society


For Grades: 11th & 12th and/or born before 4/1/03

- Must mail application

- letter of recommendation

- 3 essays, activity section/resume 

- transcripts

- $500 scholarship awarded to participants

February 22, 2019 

Cal Poly Pomona Summer Scholars Enrichment Program


For grades: 9th graders only

- 4-week long college preparatory program, (Sunday, June 16 - Friday, July 12, 2019)

-Covers all expenses

- Students take Math/Problem Solving and Analysis and Writing courses

-Recommendation form deadline: March 1, 2019

February 24, 2019 The Intern Project

For Grades: 11th & 12th

- 4 to 8 weeks PAID

- 20 - 40 hours per week PAID

- Work with dynamic companies

-Must be at least 18 years old

-GO to the 'OPPORTUNITIES" SECTION on this website to ACCESS MORE internships!!

February 25, 2019

Girls in Science

For Grades: 10th, 11th, and 12th

- Equips young women with the confidence and STEM learning skills to effectively develop and share their own narrative of science

February 28, 2019

Inner Spark- California State Summer School for the Arts


For Grades: ALL

-4-week opportunity to work with professional artists, writers, and performers

- Scholarships are available. 

February 28, 2019

California State Summer School Arts


For Grades: ALL

- 4 week summer arts program 

- Financial aid is available

February 28, 2019 USC Mission Engineering

For Grades: 11th and 12th

- 2 week summer program to experience engineering

- Explore various disciplines offered in engineering, including aerospace, biomedical, civil, and computer science



Deadline Program


March 1, 2019

Summer Math & Science Honors Academy


For Grades: 9th

- Five-week STEM residential program (UC Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA, & USC)

- Granted participation for three summers after their 9th, 10th, and 11th grade years

- Gain networking experience, attend career panels, and take STEM related courses

March 1, 2019

Cornell Engineering - Curie Academy


For Grades: 10th and 11th

- One-week residential program for high school girls who excel in math and science

- 3.0 minimum GPA

- Math Score on the SAT/PSAT/Subject Test should be 620 or above

-Have taken, currently taking or plan to take the following courses prior to graduating in 2020: Calculus, Physics, and/or Chemistry

March 1, 2019


Cornell Engineering- Catalyst Academy


For Grades: 10th, 11th 

- Young men and women of diverse racial, socioeconomic, or geographic backgrounds

- 3.0 minimum GPA

Math Score on the SAT/PSAT/Subject Test should be 620 or above

- Have taken, currently taking or plan to take the following courses prior to graduating in 2020: Calculus, Physics, and/or Chemistry

March 1,


Careers in Health and Mentorship Program (CHAMP) Internship


For Grades: 12th

-Must be 18 or older and currently be a student

-Must complete a CHLA screening test

-Focuses on health economics, business, and patient care support

-Provides young adults with the opportunity to gain health experience through a series of workshops

March 1, 2019

Carnegie Mellon


For Grades: 11th and 12th 

-scholarship for selected students 

-programs for music, art, design, architecture, AP, and biology

March 1, 2019

Smith Summer Science/ Engineering Program


For Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th

- Only for female applicants

- Work with faculty to do hands-on research in the life and physical science and in engineering

- Application fee $50

Financial Aid Deadline: March 22, 2019

March 4, 2019

College Horizons

For Grades: 10th, 11th

- Be American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian (You will need to provide a copy of relevant state/federal tribal enrollment documentation or from the Ho’oulu Hawaiian Data Center or Office of Hawaiian Affairs)

- Have a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade-point average

- Be a US citizen


March 8, 2019

Young Leaders Summit (YLS)


For Grades: 11th

- 3.0 GPA or higher

- Low-income background

- A free, four-day, overnight, college empowerment conference at The university of Chicago

March 11, 2019

Warner Brothers Reach Honorship Program


For Grades: 12th

To apply, students must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior in Los Angeles County. 
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 upon graduation
  • Plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university
  • Be passionate about a career in the business of entertainment or animation
  • Have effective verbal and written communication skills
March 13, 2019 

Stanford University Mathematics Camp


For Grades 10th and 11th

-4 week residential program at Stanford

-Training in the field of mathematics

March 15, 2019

Santa Clara University Summer Engineering Seminar (SES)


For Grades: 10th and 11th

- Women, first-generation college students and other underrepresented groups in the field of engineering are highly encouraged to apply

- A letter of recommendation completed by a high school math, science, computing or technology teacher

- The program is designed to acquaint participants with the engineering profession, the academic expectations of college, and the nature of life at a university

March 15,


Project STRIDE


For Grades: 11th

-Ten week summer clinical research program 

-Must have 3.0 GPA or better

-Requirements are on the website 

-Provide in-depth health science immersion experience 

March 15, 2019

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program (SIP)


For Grades: 10th and 11th

- Girls

- Learn Computer science

- Gain exposure to tech jobs

- Join a supportive sisterhood of thousands of girls nationwide

March 16, 2019

UC Davis Young Scholars Program (YSP)



For Grades: 10th and 11th

- $25 Application Fee

- 2-week residential scientific research program with professors

- experience culture of living on campus

- June 3- August 3

March 16, 2019

USC California Youth Think Tank (CYTT)


For Grades: 9th-12th

-Leadership training program

-Trains and inspires students to become future leaders, and empowers them with knowledge and skills needed for success in college and beyond. 

March 20, 2019

Questbridge Prep Scholars



For Grades: 11th 

- Must be in top 5-10% of graduating class

- Must be taking challenging courses. High SAT or PSAT scores. Come from a low income family.

March 21, 2019 

Southeast Youth Workforce Development and Civic Engagement Program 

-See Mrs. Corona for application.

For Grades: 11th and 12th 

-Requires two letters of recommendation 

- Must be a resident in one of the following cities: Bell, Bell Gardens, Cudahy, Huntington Park (including Walnut Park), Maywood, South Gate, or Vernon. 

-Essays are required.

March 22, 2019

Carleton College Summer Programs

-1 week-FREE summer programs in Writing, Science or Liberal Arts

-Must be nominated to apply

March 25, 2019

CDC Disease Detective Camp



-Current 10th and 11th graders

FREE! Academic day to camp to learn about CDC safeguards and nation health 



March 22, 

2019 @ 5:00pm

Annenberg Youth Academy


For Grades: 9th, 10th, and 11th

March 29, 2019

Beat the Odds



For Grades: 9th

$10,000 for finalists

$1,000 for semifinalists

March 31, 2019

Naval Academy Summer Session

For Grades: 9th-11th






Deadline Program Description
Before April 1st, or until all spaces are filled

Washington University in ST. Louis 

-Accepted to one of three sessions

-Application fees vary but financial aid is available

April 1, 2019 Washington University High School Summer Scholars Program

For grades: 10th and 11th

- enroll in courses for credit and study alongside undergraduates 

- live on campus in a residence halls

- participate in specialized seminars, academic support groups, and a variety of social events.

April 1, 2019

Washington University in St. Louis


For Grades: 10th and 11th


   - min. 3.3 gpa

   - SAT score of 1200+ or ACT score of 25

-Financial aid available

- live on campus, learn along side undergraduates and earn credit.

April 1, 2019



For Grades: 9th-11th

-40-50 Full or partial scholarships available based on merit and need.

Apply for a scholarship by 5 PM on April 1, 2019 at


-Many available programs!!

-For a detailed description of the programs open up the file on the right hand side.


April 5, 2019

Carleton Liberal Arts Experience


For Grades: 10th 

- One week all expenses paid program thats introduces strengths in the liberal arts

- Eligibility: Students of African American descent or have interest in African American culture

April 12, 2019

Young Ambassadors Program


For Grades: 12th 

-Free, week-long training and leadership seminar in Washington D.C.

- Four-week internship in Los Angeles with a $2,000 stipend

- Application opens February 2019

April 12, 2019


Chapman University Economic Summer Institute for High School Students


For Grades: 11th and 12th

- FREE summer workshops on campus

-Introductory economic workshops

-APPLY if interested in economics, history, politics, social science, 

philosophy, education, and business

April 15, 2019

Chicano/Latino Youth Conference


10th and 11th Grade

- attend workshops about universities' admission requirements, career and special interests.

- Free, week-long training and leadership seminar in Washington D.C.

- Four-week internship in Los Angeles with a $2,000 stipend

April 15, 2019

Naval Academy Summer Stem Program

For Grades: 9th-11th

April 15, 2019

@5:00 P.M.

Engineering Possibilities in College (EPIC) - at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

For Grades: 9th-11th 

- One week all expenses paid program thats introduces strengths in the liberal arts

- Eligibility: Students of African American descent or have interest in African American culture

For grades: ALL

- cost $1620

- Scholarships available

- Learn about engineering and experience hands- on labs in a university atmosphere

April 22, 2019

Good Samaritan Scholarship

Email applications to

For Grades: 12th

- 2.5 minimum GPA

- Highschool transcript

- Must describe "What is means to be a Good Samaritan" 

- $500-$1000 reward

April 26, 2019 USC Summer Program

For Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th  

- Application Fee: $60

- 2 to 4 week summer course  

- Students accepted will balance academic and campus life as they prepare for college 

- Experience lectures, hands-on workshops, labs, guest speakers, and field trips

April 30, 2019 Berkeley Summer Experience

For Grades: 11th

- Attend a school in California

- Unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher

- Become familiar with the college campus and gain help with the UC Application 







May 1, 2019

Aquarium of the Pacific


Between the ages of 14-16 

  • Must have a G.P.A. of a 2.5 or higher 
  • Submit a letter of recommendation 
  • The program includes ongoing training on the Aquarium, its animals and habitats, and on development of exhibit interpretation skills.

May 1, 2019

George Washington University Pre-College Program


- academically-challenging courses that integrate lectures and seminars 

May 3, 2019

Cornell University Summer College


For Grades: 10th, 11th, & 12th 

-Choose a program of your interest

-Financial Aid Available

- three and six-week pre-college programs

May 6, 2019

Chicano Latino Youth Conference  


- 3 day intensive conference 

- helps students navigate A-G courses necessary for college admission, study for SAT/ACT exams, review college application, requirements/deadlines, and access financial aid.

May 15, 2019

World Heritage-ASSE Program


- one school year or semester

- Living in another country while attending high school 

May 15, 2019

Stanford University Summer Programs


Must be:16 – 19 years old

- there is a special low- or no-cost opportunity for qualified local-area students. 

May 15, 2019 

Design Immersion Days


All students must submit

 -DID Application

-$25 non-refundable application fee (Paid online or submitted by mail with a check or money order made out to "SCI-Arc")

- Tuition: $3,350 (includes lunch, field trips, course materials, and studio kit) 
Other expenses: accommodations not included


Adelphi University Pre-College Program


Grades: 11th & 12th
Details: Pre-College for students in 9th-12th grade.

Cost: $3550

No financial aid available

May 24, 2019 Auburn University Summer Marching and Symphonic Band Camp

For All Grades

- Letter of recommendation from current Band Director

*read descriptions of different band campus for program dates

May 27, 2019 BARNARD University- New York -SUMMER PROGRAMS

Grades: Programs for 10th and 11th graders

Summer in the City - June 22-July 19

Liberal Arts Intensive- June 22-28

Young Women's Leadership Institute- July 6-13

Dance in the city- July 6-16

Summer Science Seminars- June 22-28

Entrepreneurs-in-training- July 6-17

- Application fee waiver from Dec. 17 - Jan. 17

May 31, 2019

Boston University High School Honors Program


For 10th and 11th 

- Two letters of recommendation 

Application fee $50 

- Requires SAT/ACT/PSAT

May 31, 2019

Early Bird Decision is January 15, 2019

Georgetown Summer Program

Grade: 11th

Be a Summer Hoya — to live on campus, attend classes side-by-side with undergraduate students 
and learn from distinguished faculty and prominent Washington area guest speakers.





To be announced

A&F Business Consultants

Grades: 10th, 11th, & 12th

- Participate in hands-on multidisciplinary research

- Must be a US citizen or permanent resident

- $1000 stipend


EAOP Writing Foundations: Academic Preparation Boot Camp


June 1, 2019 New York University, High School Academy Career Edge Program

Grades: 9th, 10th, & 11th

- live and learn in New York City (one-week program)  

- Allows students to explore career options, through group options, guest lectures, and field trips 



Deadline Program Description

Sep. 23, 2019               

Aquarium of the Pacific


Between the ages of 14-16 

  • Must have a G.P.A. of a 2.5 or higher 
  • Submit a letter of recommendation 
  • The program includes ongoing training on the Aquarium, its animals and habitats, and on development of exhibit interpretation skills.


Program Description
Ringling College of Art and Design

PreCollege is immersive, rigorous, and FUN. All students are enrolled in a full-time program of immersions in the majors as well as courses in art and design fundamentals. Expect to experiment, take risks, push yourself and make mistakes. You will strengthen your ability to think critically and creatively. 

Requirements: Students must include a 250-word minimum statement on the application. Tell us about yourself, your interest and growth as an artist, and why you want to come to PreCollege. Submit the application form along with payment of the $50 Application Fee. Also need a Teacher Recommendation

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