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Summer Programs

The GenCyber Camp at Illinois State University seeks to ignite and sustain Cybersecurity interest in high schools in the Central IL region in order to build a competent, diverse, and adaptable cybersecurity workforce pipeline.  It is scheduled for this summer (July 11th-15th).  Students will learn the fundamentals of Cybersecurity while experiencing campus life at ISU! There will be several hands-on activities that will help them learn and apply their knowledge on an IoT (Internet of Things) kit as they learn Cybersecurity concepts.


Girls Who Code Summer Programs
Our Summer Programs flyer with an overview of the program

Our webinar page for our on-demand pre-recorded informational webinar and upcoming live sessions

Our FAQ page can provide answers about the program details and our grants up to $500 in financial support that supplements students’ experiences during the free program.


Illinois State University Midwest High School Scholars Analytics Academy for Underrepresented Groups, in person, on campus of Illinois State University: Sunday, July 10, 2022 through Friday, July 15, 2022

Students can apply here:

Questions about the program? Contact Susan Mitchell at (309) 438-7797 or by e-mail:


University of Missouri Trulaske Business Academy, June 12th-15th

The Trulaske Business Academy was established in 2008 to serve as a pre-college summer program for underrepresented minority students interested in business. The goal of this residential program is to introduce students to the various disciplines and career opportunities within the business world, while also experiencing life on a college campus.

  • Special attention is paid to the areas of accounting, finance, management and marketing, which are areas of study in our college.
  • Students interact with faculty and staff from the Trulaske College of Business in a classroom setting.
  • Hands-on activities and team competitions are incorporated into the lessons to help students connect the material to the real world.
  • Alumni and corporate partners lead activities to help students explore career opportunities in business.
  • Students are exposed to lessons about professionalism, team work, communication, and leadership skills.

Rising 11th and 12th grade underrepresented minority students are eligible to apply for the program. Applications are available now and students will be notified of their admission in mid-May. All costs of the program on campus are covered, with the only requirement being the students can get to campus.

Participants of the Trulaske Business Academy will spend a majority of their day in classroom activities facilitated by faculty, staff, and corporate representatives. Evenings are spent participating in social activities with Academy Coordinators and Counselors exploring the Mizzou campus and Columbia area.

We generally have around 40-45 students, so please ensure that the application is filled out thoroughly. Applications are due Friday, May 6th at 4pm.

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Summer Camp Opportunities

Female Aspiring Business Scholars (FABS) Summer Program
The School of Business Administration and the Female Aspiring Business Scholars (FABS) Summer Program, July 11-July 15, 2022, offers young women an introduction to business and an opportunity to earn 3 hours of college credit through seminars with UD faculty and business professionals, local networking events and professional skills workshops.

Through immersive and interactive experiences on and around the University of Dayton campus, students will build their professional skills and learn to apply essential business practices to design their own business plans. FABS is open to rising high school juniors and seniors.

The Female Aspiring Business Scholars (FABS) Summer Program is not an overnight camp. While three daily meals are included with program registration, students who plan to attend must live within driving distance from UD and arrange their own daily transportation. For more details, program costs and registration information, visit our website.

SEE-UD Engineering Events
Summer Engineering Experiences at the University of Dayton (SEE-UD) are now open to all high school students! We are offering both on-campus and virtual opportunities. Students will have the opportunity to explore the diverse fields of engineering through collaborative and interactive, faculty-led sessions.

Camp Offerings:

  • Multi-Ethnic Men in Engineering Camp: June 19-22, 2022
  • Co-Ed Engineering Camp: June 22-25, 2022
  • Women in Engineering Camp: June 26-29, 2022
  • Virtual Engineering Camp: July 10-15, 2022 (now offered to all rising high school students entering grades 9-12)

A limited amount of special circumstance-based financial assistance is available for the residential camps and will be granted based on need. Applications are available on our website.


Columbia University Pre-College Programs in NYC or Online

Students in our Summer Immersion programs choose their courses from a dozen subject areas. Courses are taught by scholars and practitioners who are experts in their fields and who have a passion and demonstrated aptitude for teaching.

Summer Immersion students also choose from a wide variety of daily activities, including faculty lectures, college-prep workshops, excursions around New York City, community-building activities, and health and wellness programming. Our student body is truly global, with high-achieving students from more than 45 states and 70 countries taking part in our New York City programs.

If you have questions about our programs or their applications, please reach out to and our Admissions team is happy to help.


Boston University Summer Journalism Academy

At the Boston University Summer Journalism Academy, students will have the opportunity to learn from award-winning working journalists and to experience Boston University and the city of Boston. For 13 years, Boston University’s College of Communication has offered this program to teach high school students in-person and virtually about core skills in news reporting, interviewing, and writing, while focusing on hands-on experience around Boston and their home communities. Parents and students enjoy hearing that there are no third-party vendors involved, and they can experience an authentic pre-college experience at a college on their list.

Our program helps students learn practical skills over each two-week session and have a chance to experience how newsrooms operate in-person or virtually.

For students living on-campus, they have the opportunity to:

  • Meet with Boston University’s representative to discuss the college admissions process
  • Explore what it’s like living in a residence hall and studying in a university environment
  • Experience Boston’s museums, historical sites, and neighborhoods during free time

Two-week sessions begin on June 20, July 4, and July 18. Students may decide if they would like to attend our program in-person or virtually. They also can participate in our writing and reporting program, photojournalism program, or both.

If you want a real college experience this summer and wants to pursue a communication degree, encourage them to learn more by visiting our website and applying soon, as limited seats are available for our in-person sessions.

If they are accepted to our program and pay the registration fee by March 31, they will receive a special discount of $400 off the tuition for in-person programs (EARLYCAMPUS22) and $200 off the tuition for virtual programs (EARLYRLFH22).


Illinois Tech – Elevate College Prep Program

  • Hands-on, twenty-first century skills that employers seek—and that will help build their resume and boost their college applications
  • Personalized mentorship from current Illinois Tech students, including guidance to help your students explore an academic major and a career path they love
  • Other hands-on learning opportunities on a real college campus, taught by Illinois Tech professors—giving a sneak peek into what college life is all about!
  • Plus: students get a certificate or badge for completing one of our programs!

Summer Programs


Washington University in St. Louis Summer Programs

Our programs offer highly motivated students the chance to experience WashU in the classroom and beyond. We encourage you to share these programs as students dive into building their college list and exploring academic opportunities beyond high school.  Summer Programs at WashU We offer a variety of summer programs, allowing students to explore academics and campus life at WashU. Use the links below to learn more about each program, including application deadlines.  Olin Business School Programs

The application deadline for the following programs is April 17, 2022

Gateway to Business Program: July 17 – 22, 2022
Please note: This program also include four virtual sessions (June 16, 23, 30 and July 14), followed by the one-week, in-person academic experience on the WashU campus. 

Arts & Sciences Programs

The application deadline for the following programs is April 1, 2022

High School Summer Scholars Program: July 17 – August 19, 2022 

High School Summer Academy: June 12 – July 16, 2022

High School Summer Launch: July 10 – 16, 2022

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts Programs
The final application deadline is April 15, 2022

Architecture Discovery Program: July 10 – 23, 2022

Portfolio Plus Program: July 10 – 30, 2022

Visit our Summer Program Page for additional programs with our Tyson Research Center, Division of Biology and Biological Science, and WashU Athletics. 

Mount Mary University Women’s Leadership Institute – 2022 Summer Leadership Academy

June 19 – 24, 2022

The Summer Leadership Academy, June 19-24, 2022, has been re-imagined and expanded into a 6-day, 5-night residential program.  The academy’s new format offers many of the most popular leadership sessions from past academies, but this summer students will take a deeper dive into career pathways. They’ll learn about:

  • Confidence
  • Importance of Sisterhood
  • Finding the Right Fit in a College
  • Racial Dynamics as a Leader
  • Careers that best fit their interests

Students will choose a career pathway in Arts & Design, Humanities & Business OR STEM, where they’ll spend the week learning about the programs and pathways available within each area of study through tons of hands-on activities!  

The cost to attend the program is $450 and includes all meals, activity, and program costs. Financial need scholarships are available. Click here for program details


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Badger Precollege welcomes students completing grades 9-12 to pursue their academic passions and meet new friends this summer. Badger Precollege encourages students to:

  • Challenge their curiosity and expand academic interests
  • Learn from experienced educators, UW faculty and other experts
  • Participate online or in person on the UW–Madison campus
  • Meet like-minded peers from around the world
  • Enjoy the resources and reputation of a top-ranked university
  • Explore their personal path to college

Courses this summer include Forensic Science (ALP program), Music, Art & Technology (Badger Precollege Online) and Human Language & Identity and Satellite Science & Programming for Meteorology (Badger Summer Scholars) — just to name a few! All interested students encouraged to apply; scholarships are available. Program registration closes on April 30. Apply today!


UNC Asheville Summer 2022 Pre-College Programs

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 $1,200, includes lodging, meals, course materials, activities and excursions. Programs follow COVID protocols and University community expectations, and offer a flexible cancellation policy.
Dates for our Summer 2022 Pre-College Programs are June 12-17, June 19-24 and June 26-July 1, 2022, with several programs offered multiple weeks. Topics include:
• Pre-Med
• River Ecology & Adventure
• Great Smokies Young Writers Workshop
• Film Scoring & Sound Design
• Climate, Robotics, Rocketry & Aerospace Engineering
• Journalism, Public Relations & Social Media in the Digital Age
• Climate Science
For more information or to register, please visit


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2022 PREFACE Program
PREFACE is a summer program for talented students who have been historically under-represented in science, engineering, and the technological fields, and who express a strong, early interest in pursuing careers in these areas. This year’s program will take place virtually weekdays, Monday, June 27 through Tuesday, July 12, 2022 (12 days). The PREFACE Program is for students who will be entering the 11th or 12th grade in the fall. Interested candidates should review the information on the PREFACE website and complete the online application. Completed applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on April 15, 2022. Notifications will be made to accepted students in early May. If you have questions about the program, please contact us at


Cornell PreCollege Summer Program
Students choose from regular undergraduate Cornell courses in Arts and Architecture, Business and Hospitality, Engineering, Health and Humanities, International Relations, Science and Technology, Social Change, Veterinary Medicine, and more. They can also combine on-campus and/or online courses to create their own six- or nine-week program.

Courses are offered between May 31 and August 2, 2022. Limited financial aid is available for on-campus courses.

Applications open in late January. Please contact us if you have questions. We hope your students can join us at Cornell this summer!


Mount Mary University Summer Leadership Academy June 19 – 24, 2022

The Summer Leadership Academy, June 19-24, 2022, has been re-imagined and expanded into a 6-day, 5-night residential program.  The academy’s new format offers many of the most popular leadership sessions from past academies, but this summer students will take a deeper dive into career pathways. They’ll learn about:   ConfidenceImportance of SisterhoodFinding the Right Fit in a CollegeRacial Dynamics as a LeaderCareers that best fit their interests   Students will choose a career pathway in Arts & Design, Humanities & Business OR STEM, where they’ll spend the week learning about the programs and pathways available within each area of study through tons of hands-on activities!  The cost to attend the program is $450 and includes all meals, activity, and program costs. Financial need scholarships are available. Click here for program details


Ringling PreCollege 2022
On-Campus: June 19-July 16
Online: July 10-August 6
Apply online at:


Northwestern College Prep Program
Applications are open! Our early admissions deadline is April 1 (or March 1 for students interested in financial aid). Please visit our website to review our various start dates throughout the summer; course descriptions, admission process, campus life, and cost and aid. A pdf brochure is available online.

We are here to provide support — you can text or video chat with a Northwestern College Prep representative by registering to a free pre-college virtual program fair or contact us directly if you have any questions about the program.

HIGH SCHOOLERS: JOIN US THIS SUMMER FOR SLP Hurry! Register Now to Save Up to $250

Lead, network, and make a real impact in your community by joining us this summer at SLP! The program is a week-long leadership camp that helps high school students, grades 9-12, develop the leadership skills that they already possess and create a service based leadership action plan to implement in their community. Virtual, Day Camp, and, new this year, Overnight Camp options available. Space is limited, reserve your spot today. Register now!

If you have further questions about the program, group rates or additional scholarships to be able to participate, email Ryan Fowler at

Summer 2022 Programs

NC State Design Lab

The Design Lab is excited to be moving back to offering Design Camp in-person for summer 2022 and we have multiple camp dates for both middle and high school students! 

See our website for dates, detailed registration information, specifics for each camp week, and other important updates. 


2022 Summer Term High School Programs at Boston University, via our website.

Next summer, we are offering five pre-college programs, each of which provides rigorous and collaborative college life experiences that will enable students to gain a strong sense of their personal and academic potential. Here is a brief overview of each:

  • High School Honors is a six-week residential, commuter, or online program in which students take Boston University undergraduate courses and earn up to 8 transferable college credits. Students must be entering their junior or senior year of high school in fall 2022.
  • RISE Internship/Practicum is a six-week, non-credit residential or commuter program in which students conduct scientific research in a university lab under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Students must be entering their senior year of high school in fall 2022.
  • Academic Immersion (AIM) is a three-week, non-credit residential program for students to focus intensively on a single academic topic while experiencing life on a college campus. This summer we are offering three AIM tracks: Introduction to Experimental Psychology; Introduction to Medicine; and Creative Writing. Each track combines classroom work in the subject area with experiential learning activities. Students must be entering their junior or senior year of high school in fall 2022.
  • Summer Challenge is a two-week residential or online program in which students take two non-credit seminars of their choice and experience college life. Students must be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school in fall 2022.
  • Summer Preview is a one-week, non-credit residential or commuter program in which students explore one subject of interest while previewing the college experience. Students must be entering eighth grade or their freshman or sophomore year of high school in fall 2022.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at


Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre-College Programs

We are in-person for the summer of 2022, and our application is open!

For over 100 years, Carnegie Mellon has offered students unique and hands-on educational programs from the fine arts to technology and everything in between. Through Carnegie Mellon’s Pre-College Programs, rising juniors and seniors in high school have the opportunity to experience a world-class education on a beautiful, vibrant college campus. Our programs prepare them for their upcoming college experience, help them narrow their career focus, and build critical knowledge and skills.

Pre-College Programs* – Summer of 2022
Architecture: Introduces design practice, creative problem solving, and critical thinking through a matrix of programming, celebrating curiosity and providing a strong foundation for architectural education. (4- and 6-week program options)

Art: Uses both traditional tools and cutting-edge technologies to explore creative ideas in a college-level studio environment. Students develop both conceptual and technical skills preparing them for a wide range of opportunities in both art studies and careers. (3- and 6-week program options)

Computational Biology: Provides extensive training in both cutting-edge laboratory experiments to generate biological data and the computational analysis of that data. Uses real-world scenarios for exploration. (3-week program)

Design: Introduces students to the discipline of Design, provides a foundation of skills, and gives a clear idea of what to expect from a college-level accredited program. (6-week program)

Drama: Prepares students for the college audition and interview process, illustrating the kind of creativity and discipline required of students studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts Drama curriculum. Students you will be introduced to the intensity of a top-rated undergraduate conservatory experience. (6-week program)

Music: Immerses high school students in a world-class conservatory experience within an internationally recognized university. The program mirrors the first weeks of Carnegie Mellon’s first-year undergraduate School of Music curriculum. (3- and 6-week program options)

National High School Game Academy: Allows high school students to experience modern video game development using industry-standard technology. Students interested in art, music and audio, game design, and software development are encouraged to apply for this interdisciplinary program. (6-week program)

Summer Session: Provides high school students with the opportunity to take summer courses offered by Carnegie Mellon. Students earn college credit while working in an academic setting that mirrors the supportive, rigorous environment of the first year of college. (6-week program)

Writing & Culture: Students explore film, art, and culture through historical and contemporary lenses. Students learn to think critically, express thoughts creatively, and write effectively for college and beyond. (6-week program)

*Limited scholarships available for programs above.
No-Cost Pre-College Programs – Summer of 2022

AI4All @ Carnegie Mellon: Provides opportunities for students who have been historically excluded in STEM to study artificial intelligence with full-time faculty, staff, and researchers who are leaders in the field. (3-week program)

Computer Science Scholars: Provides students who have historically been excluded in the field of computer science an opportunity to explore the field of computer science with full-time faculty, staff and researchers who are leaders in the field.(4-week program)

Summer Academy for Math and Science:  Allows students from underrepresented communities to develop a deeper understanding of STEM via traditional classroom instruction, hands-on projects, and sustained engagement with world-renowned faculty and skilled staff mentors. (rising seniors only, 6-week program)

To learn more about our programs, please register for one of our information sessions or contact us with questions.
Online application


Students can pursue their passions, prepare for college and meet new friends who share their love of learning

Applications for Badger Summer Scholars and the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Badger Precollege are now open. We invite you to share these programs with any student who is interested in learning more about the university and wants to spend their summer learning about new things and making lifelong friends. Financial aid is available for both programs. Please see program pages for more details. You can also download this handout to share with any interested students.

Badger Summer Scholars is a two-week program in which students attend a college-level seminar in a topic of their choice, taught by UW-Madison instructors. Students also participate in the Jump Forward series, a workshop series on how to prepare for college, including topics on the admissions process, navigating college, career exploration and more. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions in a small group setting during Q&A sessions featuring the same UW-Madison professionals who assist incoming undergraduates.

Program dates

Session I: June 19-July 1, 2022

Session II: July 3-15, 2022

See the Badger Summer Scholars program page for 2022 seminar topics, schedule and more.

Learn more about Badger Summer Scholars

The Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) engages talented students from across Wisconsin, the nation and the world in an intense, research-focused, three-week summer program. Designed to push students to the next academic level in an intimate learning environment, students in ALP enroll in a single course for an in-depth experience, with numerous opportunities to connect with instructors, build community and engage with peers.

Program date

July 3-23, 2022

Visit the ALP program page for 2022 class options, schedule and more.

Explore ALP

Mark your calendars for Summer Music Clinic Senior registration, opening in January 2022!