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.

    We are excited to share that we are accepting applications from current high school sophomores and juniors for our Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive (IGEI)! This program will be hosted on Lehigh's campus from June 23 – July 20, 2024 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.


    During this immersive experience, participants engage in dynamic learning opportunities, workshops and design labs, visits to companies and start-ups and a team-based business consulting project with a real client company. Through experiential learning, we challenge participants to become innovative, interactive and culturally adept doers, ready to meet the challenges of the 21st century and beyond in creative and collaborative ways.

    For more information and to apply, visit the Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive website, or join us for an upcoming information session: 

    December 5, 2023 at 7 p.m. EST
    December 13, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. EST
    December 14, 2023 at 7 p.m. EST
    January 10, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. EST
    January 11, 2024 at 7 p.m. EST

    All applicants who choose the January 15 deadline will receive the 10% early bird pricing discount; applicants in that cycle will also have the option to apply for need-based financial assistance.


    The early decision deadline for this program is February 12, 2024. Your students can reach out to to sign up for an information session, to ask questions or to learn more!


    Best regards,

    Bruce Bunnick

    Director of Admissions


    Academic Year Weekend
    Spring 2024

    Application Deadline: December 5, 2023

    Columbia University Pre-College Programs invite your high school students to prepare for college with the Academic Year Weekend program, which includes ten weekends of exploratory online coursework and community activities in the spring. Running January 20 – March 24, 2024, this program is open to academically exceptional high school students currently in Grades 9–12.

    We suggest you take a look at one of our new courses, Legal Reasoning: Thinking Like a Lawyer. This course is structured like a traditional introductory first-year law school course, focusing on reading case law and interpreting the research and reasoning that underlie solid legal arguments and writing. It will also give students an inside look at the practice of law today.

    Find out more in our complete spring course listing.

    Academic Year Weekend
    Online Information Session

    November 20, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. ET

    Your students can meet our Admissions team and learn about the Academic Year Weekend program.

    Academic Enrichment Programs
    Online Information Session

    November 29, 2023, at 8:00 p.m. ET

    Learn about a range of our programs: Academic Year Weekend, NYC Commuter Summer, NYC Residential Summer, and Online Summer.


    Webinar: Columbia Writing Academy
    Writing for College Success

    December 5, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. ET

    The Columbia Writing Academy is a two-week, online course designed for those who want to use the power of writing to develop their own personal voice and expand their writing skills before starting college.

    The Academy runs February 5–15, 2024, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00–8:15 p.m. ET.


    College Edge

    Spring 2024 Application Deadline:
    November 30, 2023

    Students enrolled in Grades 11–12 during the Spring 2024 term may apply to take Columbia University undergraduate courses on campus through this commuter program, which runs January 16 – May 10, 2024.

    Please attend our online information session to learn more about College Edge, and have your questions answered by program representatives.

    Online Information Session
    November 21, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. ET



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    Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College Programs
    Virtual Discover Sessions - Summer of 2024

    Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College Programs offers world-class instruction on a beautiful university campus. Our application is almost open, so we invite you to learn more about our programs and how they can help your students prepare for the college experience while exploring their educational and career options. Our programs vary in length and all offer scholarships. Programs begin in June 2024. 

    To learn more about our programs, please register for our upcoming virtual Discover Sessions HERE or at the individual links below. You'll have an opportunity to hear from our academic Program Directors as well as our Student Affairs staff. 

    AI Scholars, CS Scholars and Computational Biology
    Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 7:00 PM

    National High School Game Academy
    Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at 7:00 PM

    Summer Session
    Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 7:00 PM

    Drama and Music
    Monday, January 8, 2024 at 7:00 PM

    AI Scholars, CS Scholars and SAMS
    Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 7:00 PM

    Architecture, Art and Design
    Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 7:00 PM

    Art and Writing & Culture
    Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 7:00 PM

    Please share this email with your students and families as you feel appropriate. We hope to see you soon!


    Marjorie C. Dawkins
    Assistant Director of Enrollment Management
    Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College Programs

    Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College Programs

    Carnegie Mellon University | 4700 Fifth Ave. | Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    412.268.5914 |
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    Apply now: RISD Pre-College 2024

    Rhode Island School of Design is excited to announce that applications are now open for RISD Pre-College, our residential summer immersive.

    Pre-College isn’t just an education–it’s an experience

    This summer, live like a RISD student and work alongside hundreds of other creative, highly motivated students who will inspire you to push your limits and produce your best work.

    June 29–August 3, 2024  



    Reframe the way you look at the world

    Can’t make it to campus this summer? Our year-round online intensive, Advanced Program Online, is open for registration for spring and summer 2024. Advanced Program Online is designed for high school students interested in pursuing art and design in college. Join this online intensive for changemakers to develop your art practice, learn new ways to collaborate and create a future you’re excited about.

    Save 10% on Advanced Program Online summer class tuition if you register by December 7, 2023. Discount can be used for multiple class purchases, including enrollment for the entire certificate program. Use code APOSUMMER24 at checkout.

    Spring 2024
    March 2–May 12 (2 sessions)

    Summer 2024
    June 22–Aug 18 (2 sessions)



    Join us to learn more

    Summer Pre-College Program Virtual Fair

    Visit the RISD booth at this virtual event, which provides students and their families the opportunity to learn about academic summer programs at top US colleges and universities.

    Meet with our Pre-College team members including Associate Director of Student Experience, Kristina Byrne and Associate Director of Youth Programs, Kameko Branchaud. You’ll have the opportunity to speak with us about our programs via chat or video.



    Rhode Island School of Design

    Pre-Collegiate Programs 
    Rhode Island School of Design
    20 Washington Place, Providence, RI 02903
    401 454-6200       


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