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.


    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.

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    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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