Summer Advanced Programs

  • Summer Programs

    Taking summer college courses or being involved in a summer career program will help you build your portfolio for college. It is also a great way to determine if the career direction you are heading toward, is the right one for you. Many of these programs are also a great addition to your college applications. 

    Please consider attending one of the following:


    • Fredric Rieders Family Foundation "Forensic Sciences Mentoring Institute" - HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:  Learn to be a Forensic Scientist at the FREE Summer Program being held June 24th - August 9th, 2019.  Learn more about this great summer program at the Open House - Thursday, April 11, 2019, from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  or Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  To apply go to  www.frfoundation.org2019 Application Deadline:  April 22, 2019


    • Adelphia University Pre-College Program - This Pre-College Program invites rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to spend two weeks living and learning on Adelphi's beautiful campus in Garden City, NY, exploring a challenging and exciting subject.  For more information and to apply go to    


    • Lebanon Valley College "Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp" - The goal of this camp is to provide a window into the scientific basis of human health.  Through lectures and hands-on laboratory investigations in state-of-the-art laboratories, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry and neuroscience.  Students will learn how laboratory science can be translated into improved human health, and they will engage in investigative experiences that will allow them to apply their laboratory skills to real life problems.  Camp will provide a fun, challenging and engaging college environment in which students will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a boimedical scientist and health professional.  Camp will be held at Lebanon Valley College from June 23-28, 2019.  For more information visit the website


    • Ithaca College Residential Pre-College Programs - Summer College gives high school students the chance to experience the kind of uncommon and inventive courses they'll take as an undergraduate.  Get a hands-on introduction to IC's fields of study, learn professional skills and get a one-week preview of college life in one of our faculty-led workshops.  Ithaca has a one-week summer session held June 23-28, 2019, a three-week summer session held June 30-July 19, 2019, a Writers Institute session held June 30-July 12, 2019 and a STEM Institute session held from Juny 30-July 19, 2019.  Visit for more information or to apply.  Deadline:  May 15, 2019.


    • Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies Programs - They offer programs across a wide variety of disciplines including arts, humanities, science, and math, giving highly motivated students the opportunity to investigate advanced topics not typically taught in secondary schools.  Participants engage in small classes with brilliant instructors and peers who share their passions.  They have two sessions, Session One is being held June 24 - July 12, 2019 and Session Two is being held July 15 - August 2, 2019.  Learn more about Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies programs at  February 27, 2019.       


    • Cornell Engineering "Diversity Programs in Engineering" - Cornell has the CURIE and CATALYST Academies that are one-week summer residential programs for high school students who excel in math and science, enjoy solving problems, and want to learn more about careers in engineering.  The target population for the CURIE Academy is rising junior and senior women students of all backgrounds, while the target population for the CATALYST Academy are rising junior and senior male and female students from backgrounds (African American, Native American/Alaska Native, Latino/a, and Pacific Islander) severely underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines.  You will find all program materials including the link to the online application and the recommendation form for the summer academies at the following websities:  CURIE Academy:, and CATALYST Academy:  March 1, 2019.


    • Drexel University "Summer Institutes" - Drexel offers high school students a range of academic programs during the summer to explore what life in college is all about.  Offering both residential and day options students can take advantage of Drexel faculty-led workshops, labs, facilities, and all the city of Philadelphia has to offer.  The college experience is more than just classes.  At Drexel's Summer Institutes, students will make new friends, experience the life of an undergrad on campus, and explore the historic city of Philadelphia.  With residential and commuting options, and programs that range in length from one to five weeks, school could be the most exciting thing they do all summer.  Read more about the Summer Institutes at Drexel University, including a complete list of programs, dates, and application instructions at their website:


    • Duke University "Summer Session" - At Duke's Summer Session, they are deteremined not only to inform you about it, but transform you into one who envisions, shapes, and delivers the incredible possibilities of tomorrow.  It is for this reason that they are thrilled to offer the following life-changing prgrams this summer:  Summer College - Take a credit-bearing Duke University course during this four-week program and experience the life of a Duke student.  Summer Academy - Choose from any of their transformative three-week certificate courses and become a leader in an ever-changing tomorrow. Accelerated STEM Academy - Experience the life of an elite researcher by touring Duke's premier research facilities, participating in a variety of hands-on labs, and engaging with Duke faculty members during this one-week program.  For more information and to apply go to:


    • Susquehanna University "Summer Pre-College Programs" - Spend a week living on a college campus with other high school students who share your passion.  They offer exceptional summer educational programs that will allow you to get a taste of college life and challenge, inspire and prepare you for the future.  Programs are held June 23 - July 27, 2019.  For more information or to apply go to  Discounts are available if you apply prior to May 1, 2019. 


    • Gettysburg College "Academic Summer Programs" - Gettsyburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months.  Subjects include psychology, history, creative writing, piano, or information technology.  For more information and to apply go to:


    • Alvernia University "Summer Sensation" - Undergraduate and Graduate courses open to students from Alvernia, other colleges or universities, high school and working professionals.  Convenient On Campus & Online formats.  Financial aid may be available/Credits readily transferable.  Summer sessions being held starting May, 13, June 3, and July 8, 2019.  Register NOW!  For more information go to  


    • Cedar Crest College "Crime Scene Camp" - Students will learn all aspects of crime scene investigation from forensic science professionals.  During this intensive three-day camp, attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to properly process various types of crime scenes including those with fingerprints, bloodstain patterns, bones, and entomologic evidence.  Emphasis will be placed on understanding the roles of investigators and scientists at scenes, crime scene documentaion, and recognizing and collecting a variety of evidence types.  Attendees will then analyze their evidence, interpret the results, and perform a crime scene reconstruction based on science.  On the last day, students will testify to their findings as expert witnesses in a courtroom setting.  The camp is being held from June 24-26, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  For more informationor to register go to


    • Marist Summer Pre-College Program - This program provides rising high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take a course in the field they are passionate about while getting a taste of college life.  Marist Summer Pre-College is a wonderful opportunity for students to get a head start in college by earning credit and studying at Marist's campuses in Poughkeepsie, NY or New York City.  We are currently accepting applications for all programs and acceptance is based on a rolling, space-available basis.  Programs run from June 39, 2019 - July 27, 2019.  For more information on what programs they are offering please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office at 845-575-3226 or visit


    • William & Mary & National Institute of American History and Democracy "Pre-College Summer Program In Early American History" - Traval back in time this summer to learn about the men and women who shaped America .  Visit the places they lived, see the things they used, and immerse yourself in the study of early American history.  Get a taste of college at William & Mary.  Session 1:  June 23 - July 13, 2019, and Session 2:  July 14 - August 3, 2019.  Choose your course of study:  Jamestown through the American Revolution or American Revolution through the Civil War.  For more information go to the website:


    • Temple University "Tyler School of Art Pre-College Summer Programs" - Temple University offers creatively-driven high schoolers the challenging and meaningful experience of studying art, design, or architecture with other young artists.  Held in Tyler's exceptional facilities, classes are taught by dedicated faculty, and provide students with an immersive studio experience.  These programs allow students to explore new media, develop technical skills, discover creative paths, and experience life as a Temple student.  The Pre-College Summer Workshops are a series of two-week programs open to students entering grades 9 to 12.  Session 1:  June 24 to July 5, 2019, Session 2:  July 8 to July 19, 2019, and Session 3:  July 22 to August 2, 2019.  For more information or to apply go to  Applications are due by May 15, 2019. 


    • Penn State Berks "High School Discovery Camps" - Students will have the opportunity to experience a chosen career through lecture and hands-on activities which are designed to showcase the profession. High School camps will be offered in July 2019.  For more information and to register go to  Camps fill quickly!


    • Cairn Unversity "Statesmanship:  The Contribution of Character in Politics" - This is a pre-college politics summer program run by Cairn University, the John Jay Institute, and MACSA that encourages students to think deeply about the complex issues that surround politics - both in history and the present day.  This program is an intensive, seminar-style discussion of statesmanship and its influence on our understanding of historical and contemporary politics.  To prepare for daily discussions and lectures, students will complete selected readings that reflect on the challenges and responses to these challenges by political leaders - such as George Washington and William Wilberforce - to develop a definition of statesmanship. In addition to daily discussions and lectures, students will also participate in two field trips to Philadelphia and Washington DC to visit politically significant sites.  This program is from July 29, 2019 to August 3, 2019.  For more information or to register, visit  Deadline:  June 15, 2019. 






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