College Summer Programs


    Summer is a wonderful time to broaden your horizons and enrich your academic knowledge.  

    This page will be updated regularly with summer opportunities for our students.
    This page will be updated regularly with summer opportunities for our students.
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    WPI Pre-Collegiate Outreach Programs

    Greetings from WPI,

    As you begin to wonder what your summer might include, consider WPI’s flexible summer programs for high schoolers. Our programs give students the chance to build in-demand skills, engage with like-minded students, and dive into a STEM discipline of their choosing at our state-of-the-art campus or online from the comfort of home.  
    WPI Frontiers
    Frontiers (in-person)

    Rising 11th and 12th grade students can explore a STEM major and Humanities and Arts (HUA) minor in a two- or four-week program this July. Our Frontiers in-person programs will give students the chance deepen their knowledge alongside WPI faculty and likeminded students. Check out our STEM Majors and HUA minors and apply today!
    WPI Frontiers
    Frontiers for Credit (online)

    Rising 11th and 12th grade students can earn college credit WITH additional support services for tutoring, college planning, career exploration, social activities and connecting with peers from around the globe. Courses range from introduction to physics, CAD, and biotechnology to humanities such as music and literary pandemics. Checkout the full course offerings and apply today!
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Office of Pre-Collegiate Programs
    100 Institute Road Worcester, MA,
    01609, US | (508) 831 - 4900

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    We are inviting 9th – 11th graders to apply for The Cooper Union Summer STEM 2022 program, offering in-person and virtual classes in: 

    • Biomaterials Design; 
    • Next Gen Construction Materials;
    • Computer-Aided Drug Design;
    • Racecar Research;
    • Data for New York;
    • MakerXR!;
    • Design and Drawing for Engineering;
    • Robotics Crash Course; and
    • Machine Learning.

    Students will meet four days a week, Monday through Thursday, to learn and practice design and engineering skills. These skills will be applied to their final team project.

    In addition, students will have the opportunity to meet other students, Cooper Union faculty and deans, Cooper Union alumni, and professionals from engineering and technology companies.

    At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate of completion.

    Summer STEM 2022 Specifics:

    • Classes start Monday, July 11, 2022
    • Cost – $1850 per three- or four-week session, $3850 per six-week session
    • Financial aid available for low and middle income families
    • Application deadline – Friday, March 18, 2022
    • Acceptance notification – Friday, April 15, 2022

    To learn more and apply

    To register for the Summer STEM 2022 Information Session on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 6 p.m. EST

    Hope to see you this summer!


    STEM Outreach
    The Cooper Union

    A Collegiate Experience For High School Students. Explore Media Production And Unleash Your Talent!
    Creative high school students develop their cinematic and journalistic storytelling skills producing films, videos, visual effects, webcasts and more at Boston University's Academy of Media Production.
    "AMP was immersiveexciting, and challenging - I never imagined that I would learn so much, work so hard, and have such a blast."

    Learn in a unique, collaborative live environment


    Create videos, short
    films, visual effects, webcasts and more


    Discover educational
    opportunities and professional pathways


    It's time to AMP UP!

    The application deadline is
    March 31, 2022
    Program Dates: July 5 - 29, 2022
    Program Info & Application
    Questions? Contact the program at

    Dear Counselor,

    We are excited to share that Northeastern's Accelerate: Pre-College Programs application is open for Summer 2022. The Accelerate programs feature our exceptional faculty delivering courses that combine innovative content, experiential learning, and a world-class environment—giving talented high school students a true Northeastern experience.

    Our Boston campus programs are planned to be in-person experiences, adhering to local and federal health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19, including vaccination mandates. Accelerate: Pre-College Programs for Summer 2022 include:

    • Cybersecurity and Privacy
    • Engineering programs, including Bioengineering Immersion as well as Engineering Innovation and Design
    • Ethics and Human Connection in a Digital World
    • Experiential Entrepreneurship
    • Innovations in Health Professions
    • Interaction and Games in Extended Reality
    • And more!

    While you are discussing options for this summer with your students, we encourage you to print and share this handout, as well as the following links:

    • The Accelerate: Pre-College Boston Campus Programming page for students to review our full list of Summer 2022 programming opportunities.
    • Our inquiry form for students to express their interest in Accelerate: Pre-College and receive emails about future pre-college programming and virtual events.
    • The application for Summer 2022 programming, which includes a financial aid section for consideration of our need-based aid awards. The application deadline is March 14 or until programs reach capacity. Students that apply by the early deadline of February 28 will receive a $500 discount on tuition.

    If you have any questions about Accelerate: Pre-College Programs or would like to discuss our program opportunities further, please email us at or call 617.373.2200.


    Liz Quinn
    Director of Pre-College Programs
    Accelerate: Pre-College Programs
    Northeastern University

    360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
    TTY 617.373.3768
    Please share this summer opportunity with your students!

    Hi Randy,

    Applications are now open for Summer 2022 Pre-College programs at UMass Amherst! Our programs offer high school students an opportunity to explore their academic interests and experience life on a college campus. Both online and in-person programs are available, at UMass Amherst and at the UMass Mt. Ida campus in Newton, MA. Scholarship opportunities are available for students with financial need. 

    We've partnered with University faculty from many departments to offer students a wide variety of options this summer. In addition to popular existing programs like Equine Science, the Sport Management & Leadership Academy, the Summer Engineering Institute, and the Summer Design Academy, we have added programs in several new topics:

    New Residential Programs

    New Online Programs
    New Programs at the Mt. Ida Campus
    Our programs at the Mt. Ida campus offer a convenient commuter option for students local to the greater Boston area, or a full residential option for those looking to experience campus life.
    We are also pleased to offer numerous lab placements for students who would like to work with faculty on live research in a university setting.

    A full list of program offerings can be found on our website. 
    Website and Application

    How to Apply

    Rising 10th - 12th graders in high school are eligible to apply. Applications are done online through our website, and consist of:
    • a statement of interest from the applicant describing his/her interest in the program
    • an unofficial high school transcript, with grades from the current school year
    • a letter of recommendation from a teacher or school counselor
    Admissions are rolling through June. We recommend students apply early, as some programs may fill up. 

    Just reply to this email or call UMass Summer Programs at (413) 577-2112.


    How many students get the chance to litigate a mock trial, participate in a medical scenario in a state-of-the-art simulation hospital, or get up close and personal with dolphins all while earning six college credits?

    Students explore their academic passion and consider their future career opportunities when they attend University of Miami Precollege. High achieving high school sophomores and juniors can gain an authentic college experience and earn six college credits in a variety of academic areas in the Summer Scholars Program.

    Or, for students looking to gain hands-on experience in a more condensed format, we also offer our incredible two-week non-credit UM Academies for an intense experiential learning environment open to freshman, sophomores, and juniors.
    Click the buttons below to contact an enrollment advisor or to request more information.

    2022 program dates:

    Summer Scholars Program (Credit)
    For high school sophomores and juniors
    Three weeks: July 3 – 22, 2022
    UM Academies (Non-credit)
    For high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors
    Two weeks: July 3 – 15, 2022 

    Remote program options (Credit and non-credit)
    Select programs available. Visit our website for more information.

    Scholarship Opportunities

    Need-based and merit scholarships are available for qualified students in the Summer Scholars Program. To be considered, eligible applicants must complete both the Summer Scholars application and the scholarship application. All supporting documents are required by March 1, 2022, for scholarship consideration. Students who meet the requirements for our need-based scholarship may also qualify for additional application fee reduction waivers. Learn more about scholarship opportunities.  

    Click the video below to see what past students had to say about their Summer Scholars experience: 

    Students who apply before December 1, 2021, can use waiver code “EARLYBIRD” to receive 50 percent off the application fee.* Students are encouraged to apply early in order to reserve space in their preferred program. Click the button below to contact an enrollment advisor and request more information.



    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 artmusic and audiogame 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.

    Please share these opportunities and our online application with your students and families!


    Marjorie Conner Dawkins
    Assistant Director, Enrollment Management
    Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College Programs


    Winter Sport Leadership Academy
    Please share this opportunity with your students!

    Online Pre-College Program for High School Students
    January 3 - 7, 2022

    Taught by the #1 globally ranked Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management, UMass Amherst's winter term sport academy is a one-week seminar focused on the modern front office. Students will learn about both the modern sport franchise as well as the ecosystem surrounding it, with a specific focus on Fenway Sport Management (FSM) and their properties. 

    The program includes live Zoom lectures from faculty in the UMass Sport Management department as well as Q&A with UMass alumni working in the sports industry. Students will also engage in in-class discussions and complete asynchronous assignments, readings and case studies.

    • Course format: Online
    • Dates: January 3 - 7, 2022
    • Schedule: Live Zoom sessions Monday - Friday, 4 - 6pm (EST) 
    • Program fee: $900 (Scholarships available for young women and BIPOC)
    • Credits: 1

    For a complete program description, please click below to visit our website.

    Learn More


    High school students in grades 9 - 12 are welcome to apply! Admissions are rolling now through December 20th.

    Students will need to submit a statement of interest, unofficial high school transcript, and a letter of recommendation from a school counselor or teacher.
    Pre-College Application

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