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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.


Apply as soon as possible if interested:



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









Deadline Program Description
Postponed Due to COVID (Check December 2021 for update)

Earthwatch Ignite

For Grades: 10th & 11th     

  • Must be between 15-18 years old
  • Must live in the LA County area
  • Students must be able to spend 12 days doing research 
December 2021 

Camp CHLA- Health Care Career Exploration 



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

-Students chosen will be sent on a camping trip

-Will have the opportunity to work with medical professionals and overlook medical procedures

-Informed about various healthcare fields

December 2021

Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA)

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

December 29,  2020 (Early Bird Discount)


EXPLO Learning through Exploration Summer Program

Chicago Location: Grades 10-12

New York Location: Grades 9-10

-Three week program at a university

-Financialaid is available 







January 11, 2021

Bezos Scholar Program

For Graders: 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
January 15th, 2021 at 5:00 PM

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.

January 2021 BARNARD University- New York -SUMMER PROGRAMS

Grades: Programs for 10th and 11th graders

Multiple 2-week Institute Programs Available

- Application fee waiver deadline Jan 20

January 20, 2021 (Priority deadline, check website for other deadlines)

Summer at University of Chicago

For ALL Grades, MUST be at least 14 years old-

There is a COST but PARTIAL financial aid is available. 


-Take courses at a university and interact with top-level professors, collaborate with global students

-Courses include: creative writing workshops, preview STEM courses, explore philosophy, ethics, and free expression

January 2021 (TBD)

Aquarium of the Pacific

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.

January 31st, 2021

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.



Deadline Program Description
February 1st, 2021

Children's Hospital

Latino & African-American High School Internship Program, LA-HIP


For Grades: 11

-$1,500 Stipened

-Must have a social security number

SAT Prep Classes

College and Financial Aid Workshops

College Campus Visits

Program has been cancelled for 2021




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:  

Application is closed for 2021

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

February 8, 2021

MIT Online Science Technolgy & Engineering Community

For grade: 11th

-6 month online program

-Must be US citizen or permanent resident

-strong academic record & passion for science & engineering

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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 19, 2021

COSMOS: Math & Science

UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, UC Santa Cruz




For grades: 8th-12th

FULL financial aid available. 

In 2021 it will be an online program

- Eligibility: 3.5 GPA

-July 6-July 31, 2021

- admission based on grades, especially in math & science, teacher recommendations, and personal essays

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

February 8, 2021

MIT Online Science Technolgy & Engineering Community

For grade: 11th

-6 month online program

-Must be US citizen or permanent resident

-strong academic record & passion for science & engineering


February 22, 2021

by 5 p.m.

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
February 26, 2021

California State Summer School Arts

For Grades: ALL

- 4 week summer arts program

-Prog. July 10-August 6, 2021

-Earn CSU course credit 

- Financial aid is available

Inactive 2021


For Grades: 9th 

- Free residential program where students participate in a five-week, intensive, computer science, math and science academy.

-SMASH is geared toward high achieving and economically disadvantaged high school students underrepresented in STEM fields.

February 22, 2021

Princeton University Summer Journalism Program



For grades: 11th

- FREE 7 week virtual Princeton Univ. program 

-Mid June-Early August 2021 

- Eligibility: 3.5 GPA, family income $60,000 max.

-Interest in journalism

February 26, 2021

Pomona College Summer Scholars Enrichment Program


For grades: 9th graders only

- 4-week long virtual college preparatory program from June 20-July 23, 2021

-Covers all expenses

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

-Recommendation form & transcript deadline: March 3, 2021

   February           28th,     2021

Inner Spark- California State Summer School for the Arts


For Grades: ALL

Scholarships are available. 

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

-Program dates: July 8-August 5, 2021


February 28, 2021

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For ALL Grades- There is a COST but partial scholarships are available. Apply ASAP!!

-Attend Institutes at a university and learn about politics and government, take college level courses on a COLLEGE campus

-summer class application requires two short essays 

- Submit high school transcript

-Letter of recommendation from teacher/counselor
February 28, 2021

Boston University High School Honors Program


For 10th and 11th 

Two letters of recommendation 

Application fee $50 

- Requires SAT/ACT/PSAT

February 28, 2021 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
February 28, 2021

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
TBD 2021 

Beat the Odds

For Grades: 9th:

$10,000 for finalists

$1,000 for semifinalists


Application Open (2021 deadline TBD)

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



Deadline Program


Discontinued 2021

George Washington University Pre-College Program


For Grades: 11th and 12th-FREE

- 2 week summer program to experience engineering

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

March 1, 2021

Cornell  Engineering

Curie Academy



For Grades: 10th and 11th- GIRLS ONLY

There is a COST but partial scholarships are available. 

- 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, 2021


Cornell Engineering- Catalyst Academy


For Grades: 10th, 11th-There is a COST but partial scholarships are available. 

- 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 4th, 2021

Early App Deadline February 5, 2021

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

Check link March 1, 2021

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. 

Opens February 15, 2021

(only first 200 applications are reviewed)

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 10, 2021 Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies Overview

For grades: 9th, 10th, and 11th 

Apply for financial aid!

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

March 11, 2021 

Carnegie Mellon

For Grades: 11th and 12th 

-scholarship for selected students 

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

March 15, 2021 Eve and Gene Black Summer Medical Career Program 

For grades: 11th and 12th 

- Must be 18 years old

- Medical mentor ONLINE program

- Work with various medical professionals

- stipend available 

(Must be mailed)

March 15, 2021

Army Educational Outreach Program

For ALL grades: 9th-12th




March 15, 2021


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, 2021

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

March 19th, 2021

Carleton College Summer Programs

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

-Must be nominated to apply

March 15, 2021

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 1, 2021 (to be considered for financial aid)

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: TBD

Ranging from January-March 2021 (App open now)

Stanford University Mathematics Camp


For Grades 10th and 11th

-4 week residential program at Stanford

-Training in the field of mathematics

-various STEM programs with deadlines ranging from January-March

March 19th, 2021 5PM PDT

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

Early App: February 17, 2021

General: March 19, 2021

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 19, 2021

Annenberg Youth Academy

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

-One Letter of Recommendation

-Two Essays 

-Strengthens students’ skills in writing, critical thought, public speech and debate, multimedia production, interviewing and ethnography 

March 24, 2021

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.

Application Opened, check for 2021 deadline 

CDC Disease Detective Camp



-Current 10th and 11th graders

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



March 28, 2021

The Intern Project

- Juniors and seniors

-Paid internship (available to work at least 4 week/15 hrs a week)

At least 16 years old in good academic standing

-Undocumented students are also eligible

March 31st, 2021

Naval Academy Summer Session

For Grades: 9th and 10th



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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 Winter 2020

March 31, 2021

Naval Academy Summer Stem Program

For Grades: 9th-11th




Deadline Program Description
April 1, 2021

Washington University in ST. Louis 

Various Summer Programs Are Available!!!

-Accepted to one of three sessions

-Application fees vary but financial aid is available

April 1, 2021 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 2021

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, 2021

(Application opens Early February)



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 1, 2021

UCLA PreCollege Summer Institute

For Grades: Varies Per Course

- Complete the financial aid application on the website to be eligible for FREE

-Virtual summer program

-Offers rigorous college courses and hands on learning experience

-all courses will be listed on an official UCLA transcript

April 4, 2021

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 9, 2021

5:00 P.M. PST

Youth Leadership Institution

For grades: 11th 

- Four day residential conference for 150 Latino juniors.

- Full access to scholarship and financial aid opportunities.

DACA Students are Eligible 

April 12, 2021


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, 2021

@5:00 P.M.

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

For Grades: 9th-11th 

- Summer 2021 Program will be virtual!

-Learn about engineering and experience hands-on labs.

For grades: ALL

Session 1 June 21-25          Grades 6-8
Session 2 June 28-July 2    Grades 9-12
Session 3 July 5-9                Grades 9-12
Session 4 July 12-16            Grades 9-12
Session 5 July 19-23            Grades 9-12

Cost: $450

-For more information about the daily agenda, topics that will be covered, and the application process- visit their website!

Scholarships available


TBD Berkeley Summer Experience

For Grades: 11th

-  Virtual Program

-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 7, 2021 USC Summer Program

For Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th  

- Application Fee: $65

-Program is $500

-  4 week virtual summer program

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

May 8, 2021

Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project (CLYLP High School Summer Programs)

For Grades: 10th and 11th

- One week intensive leadership training conference

Program participants attend powerful workshops and seminars that will enhance leadership skills, academic preparedness, self-esteem, cultural awareness, and provide an understanding of state and local government

May 15th, 2021

World Heritage-ASSE Program


- one school year or semester

- Living in another country while attending high school 

Discontinued  for 2021

George Washington University Pre-College Program


- academically-challenging courses that integrate lectures and seminars 

Application deadlines vary:  From May 17-June 7th , 2021

Cornell University Summer College- Many programs.


For Grades: 10th, 11th, & 12th 

- application fee $ 65

-Choose a program of your interest

-Financial Aid Available

- three and six-week pre-college programs


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.

Cancelled for 2021 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


Early Bird Decision is TBD

Georgetown Summer Program

Grade: 11th

-application fee $ 50

- 1-3 week academy

- Program $ 3,400 

Various academies

Be a Summer Hoya — Virtual summer program. Learn from distinguished faculty and prominent Washington area guest speakers.





June 7th, 2021

Design Immersion Days


All students must submit

 -DID Application

- Virtual 4- weeks

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

- Tuition: $1,250 0 -Virtual

-Scholarship application due June 7, 2021
Other expenses: accommodations not included



A&F Business Consultants

Grades: 10th, 11th, & 12th

- Participate in hands-on multidisciplinary research

- Must be a US citizen or permanent resident

- $1000 stipend

June 11, 2021


New York University- High School Academy Career Edge Program

Grades: 9th, 10th, & 11th

-Virtual program- $ 1,495

- Application fee $ 50

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



Deadline Program Description

Postponed for 2021

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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