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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:



    Sample excel sheet for summer programs & internship

    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

    Architecture Boot Camp



    Deadline Program Description
    Postponed Due to COVID (Check January 2023 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 
    November 30, 2022 (for 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

    -Financial aid is available 

    Dec 2, 2022

    RSI (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
    December 12, 2022

    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 15 2022

    THRIVE Scholars

    Grades: 11th

    (6 week residential program in Massachusetts)

    -Primarily A's with challenging courses and highly ranked amongst graduating class

    -SAT or PSAT score of 1250+/ACT Pre-ACT score of 26+

    -Identifies as 1st generation college goer or student of color

    -Household annual income below $75K

    December 15, 2022

    Boston University High School Honors

    Grades: 10-11

    (6 week residential, commuter, or online program with Boston University) 

    - Limited financial aid is available

    December 15, 2022

    Boston University RISE Internship/Practicum

    Grades 10-11

    (6 week residential, or commuter program with Boston University)

    - Limited financial aid is available






    Late December 2022/Early January 2023

    Los Angeles Pediatric Society 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)

    Late December 2022/Early January 2023

    LA Pediatric Society


    For Grades: 11th & 12th

    - Must mail application

    - letter of recommendation

    - 3 essays, activity section/resume 

    - transcripts

    - $500 scholarship awarded to participants

    Jan.9th, 2023 opens-

    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

    Open Jan 9, 2023 (only first 200 people to apply)

    Careers in Health and Mentorship Program (CHAMP) Internship

    -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

    January 10, 2023

    Yale Young Global Scholars Program

    For 10th & 11th graders

    -2 Week residential program

    Need-Based financial aid available!!

    January 12, 2023

    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 13, 2023 (@5pm)

    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 13, 2023 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.

    Dates vary on program

    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 15, 2023

    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.

    Open Jan 15, 2023

    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

    Application opens Jan 17, 2023

    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. 

    Jan 27, 2023 

    Carleton College Summer Programs


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

    -Must be nominated to apply


    January 2023

    Due on March 31, 23

    USC 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

    Jan 31, 2023

    Expanding Horizons

    For grades: 10th & 11th 

    -Paid Internship a Non-profit in LA

    -Neither parent attended a 4-year college

    -Eligible to work in the US

    -Available & attend all seminar & internship dates



    App. due

    Feb. 1, 2023

    Teacher rec. due Feb. 15th

    MITES Summer Program

    MIT  Introduction to Technology, Engineering, & Science

    For grade: 11th

    -FREE 6 week residential STEM experience program

    -Must be US citizen or permanent resident

    -strong academic record & passion for science & engineering

    Feb. 1, 2023

    Teacher Rec due Feb. 15th

    MIT Online Science Technolgy & Engineering Community


    For grade: 11th

    -FREE 6 month  hybrid program

    -learning about STEM fields and college preparation

    -Must be US citizen or permanent resident

    -strong academic record & passion for science & engineering

    Early Decision : Feb 1, 2023

    Carnegie Mellon

    For Grades: 11th and 12th 

    -scholarship for selected students 

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

    February 5, 2023

    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

    Feb 10, 2023

    COSMOS: Math & Science

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


    For grades: 8th-12th

    FULL financial aid available. 


    - Eligibility: 3.5 GPA

    -July 10-August 6, 2023

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

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

    Any time after February

    LA county paid internships

    -16-24 yrs old

    -Online and hybrid programs

    --interested in technology

    February 11, 2023 

    Research Experience Program


    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 
    Feb. 15, 2023


    For  grades:11th  & 12th 

    Min. 3.0 GPA

    • Be a U.S. Citizen, non-citizen national, or legal permanent resident
    • Be 16 years of age or older
    • Give proof of personal medical/health insurance coverage throughout the duration of the program. 
    • Commit to completing the program
    Feb. 20, 2023

    The Architecture Boot Camp

    9th - 12th Grades-

    •  year long- Saturdays only
    • highly interested in pursuing a degree or career in architectural related studies.
    • write an essay about their interest in architecture and this program,
    • filling out an application
    • get a reference from a teacher or counselor. There is a minimal program fee to attend.   
    February 24, 2023 at 5 pm

    Youth Leadership Institute

    For Grades: 11th


    It is entirely FREE for students to apply and participate:

    • HSF and the host institution provide you housing: 5 days, on-campus, within the YLI dorm at USC or The University of Chicago
    • HSF and the host institution provide all food on-campus and program materials
    • If you need assistance, HSF pays for your roundtrip airfare transportation, from your city to YLI

    February 28, 2023

    California State Summer School Arts


    For Grades: ALL

    - 4 week summer arts program

    -Prog. July 10-August 6, 2023

    -Earn CSU course credit 

    - Financial aid is available

    9:00 p.m. PDT on Sunday, February 26, 2023

    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

    Feb 27, 2023

    Princeton University Summer Journalism Program



    For grades: 11th

    - FREE 7 week  Princeton Univ. program 

    -Mid June-Early August 2023

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

    -Interest in journalism

    February 27, 2023

    Pomona College Summer Scholars Enrichment Program


    For grades: 9th graders only

    - 4-week long virtual college preparatory program from June 25-July 21, 2023

    -Covers all expenses

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

    -Recommendation deadline is March 6, 2023

    Feb 28, 2023

    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, 2023

    Dates vary based on program.

    JSA Summer Programs

    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

    Postponed, check back Feb 2023

    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 5, 2023

    Army Educational Outreach Program

    For ALL Grades


    -Summer in a university research lab or in one of the U.S. Army Research Laboratories and Centers 


    March 5, 2023

    The Intern Project

    - 10th, 11th, 12th graders

    -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 22, 2023

    Questbridge Prep Scholars

    For Grades: 11th 

    - Average GPA 3.93

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

    - Household income under $65,000

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

    March 24th, 2023

    Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program (SIP)-2 Programs


    Prog. # 1

    -2-week virtual program for grades 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th 

    Prog. # 2

    -6-week self-paced computer science prog.

    - Girls

    - Learn Computer science

    - Gain exposure to tech jobs

    - Join a supportive sisterhood of thousands of girls nationwide

    March 24, 2023

    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

    March 31, 2023

    USC 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






    Deadline Program Description

    April 1, 2023

    (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, 2023 at


    -Many available programs!!

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


    April 3, 2023 Washington University High School Summer Scholars Program

    For grades: 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.

    -scholarships based on needs

    Varies per program

    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 5th

    Virtual Internship|Energymag

    For grades: 10th, 11th, 12th

    - Virtual summer program 2022

    - need 3.5 GPA min

    - focus on scientific and business research

    -at least one honors science or honors English class

    April 9, 2023

    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 14, 2023

    Carleton Liberal Arts Experience

    For 10th graders or African American descent 

    One week all expenses paid program that introduces students to

    liberal arts.  

    April 15, 2023

    Naval Academy Summer Seminar

    For Grades: 9th and 10th
    April 15, 2023

    Naval Academy Summer STEM Program 

    For grades 9th-11th

    April 15, 2023

    @5:00 P.M.

    Engineering Possibilities in College Program 



    For Grades: 6th-12th 

    - Summer 2022 Program will be residential. 

    -Learn about engineering and experience hands-on labs.

    For grades: ALL

    2022 Program Dates

    Session 1   June 13-17           Rising 6th-12th Grade   (Virtual Program ONLY)

    Session 2   June 19-24           Rising 9th-12th Grade     (Residential)

    Session 3   June 26-July 1      Rising 9th-12th Grade   (Residential)

    Session 4   July 5-8                Rising 6th-8th Grade     (Residential)

    Session 5   July 10-15            Rising 9th-12th Grade    (Residential)

    Session 6   July  17-22           Rising 9th-12th Grade    (Residential)

    Virtual Program: $550

    High School Residential: $1,850 

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

    Scholarships available!


    April 15, 2023 (Summer Housing) 

    June 15, 2023 (Final deadline)

    NYU Pre-College

    Grades: 10-11

    - 6 week college preparatory program (in-person & online)

    - Financial Aid is available for academically qualified students 

    April 15, 2023 (opens December 13, 2022) BARNARD University- New York -SUMMER PROGRAMS

    Grades: Programs for 10th and 11th graders

    Multiple 2-week Institute Programs Available

    - Application fee waiver available

    April 16, 2023 TECH360 Summer Bootcamp

    For Grades: 10th and 11th

    Great program for students interested in computers: FREE

    - intensive, 3-week program where you will learn how to code through web design and web development. The program will teach industry-aligned technical and professional skills and help you gain knowledge of key coding languages and frameworks including HTML, CSS, and Bootstrap. No prior coding experience is required!

    April 30, 2023

    Students learn to think and work together on a wicked problem

    Bridge Undergraduate Science Jr. Program (BUGS JR)

    Students in the BUGS Jr Program pair with a USC Faculty Member and the members of their laboratory, often graduate students or postdoctoral fellows, to perform hands-on research in state-of-the-art research labs at USC.



    DEADLINE IN: MAY 2023- Dates have not been updated but click for prog. info.




    May 21, 2023

    Final Deadline

    TECH360 Summer Bootcamp

    For Grades: 10th and 11th

    Great program for students interested in computers: FREE

    - intensive, 3-week program where you will learn how to code through web design and web development. The program will teach industry-aligned technical and professional skills and help you gain knowledge of key coding languages and frameworks including HTML, CSS, and Bootstrap. No prior coding experience is required!


    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 12, 2023 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 15th, 2023

    World Heritage-ASSE Program 



    - one school year or semester

    - Living in another country while attending high school 

    Application deadlines vary

    Cornell University Summer College- Many programs.



    For Grades: 10th, 11th, & 12th 

    On-Campus only 
    • Three-week Session 1 (May 31–July 17, 2022): Register by May 16, 2022
    • Three-week Session 2 (June 21–July 8, 2022): Register by June 7, 2022
    • Three-week Session 3 (July 11–29, 2022): Register by June 27, 2022
    • Six-week Session (June 21–August 2, 2022): Register by June 7, 2022

    -Choose a program of your interest

    -Financial Aid Available

    • For all on-campus summer classes: Apply by March 31, 2023

    - three and six-week pre-college programs

    Cancelled for 2023

    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.

    TBD for 2023  Auburn University Summer Marching and Symphonic Band Camp

    For All Grades

    - offers a limited number of scholarships to aid in funding camp tuition

    • requirements needed to apply 

    *read descriptions of different band campus for program dates and recommendations 

    Early Bird Deadline January 31

    Final deadline May 15

    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.

    MAY 26, 2023,

    Application opens Dec 15

    Boston University High School Honors Program


    For 10th and 11th 

    Two letters of recommendation 

    Application fee $50 

    - Requires SAT/ACT/PSAT

    DEADLINE IN: JUNE 2023- Deadlines have not been updated but click on the link for more info. 




    June 10, 2023

    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 15, 2023 (Commuter U.S. Students)


    New York University- High School Academy Career Edge Program


    Grades: 9th, 10th, & 11th

    - Application fee $ 50

    -No financial aid, scholarships, or discounts are available for Career Edge

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

    July 10, 2023 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 



    Deadline Program Description






    Program Description
    May 1st 2023  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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