• These programs are listed Alphabetically so be sure to read the list each time you visit! Some of these do not have a summer of 2020 deadline date yet. Bookmark the page to save! If your preference of college summer programs is not listed, go to their website – there are excellent programs available on many college campuses!


    Air Force Falcon Sports Camps

    Air Force  Falcon Sports Camps are for students between ages 8 to 18.

    American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy

    ALLEC has been in existence for 31 years and is a partnered program between the Arizona Department of Public Safety ( AZDPS) and the American Legion-Department of Arizona. The American legion believes that our young people have a strong sense of patriotism and a high regard for Law and order. Two workshops are offered during the summer.

    Arizona Game and Fish Department

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department offers paid summer internship opportunities in cooperation with participating college and universities. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in gaining experience while working with a diverse group of professionals in the fields of wildlife science, biological science and wildlife management. Typically due date is mid January.

    ASU Cesar E Chavez Leadership Institute

    This is a one-week leadership seminar in June at ASU for Arizona high school sophomores and juniors. It is a high energy, interactive workshop where students who are selected will participate in exploring higher education, develop leadership skills, and participate in a community service project while living on the ASU campus. This is free of cost. Typically due date is in early March.

     ASU Chinese Language Camp 

    ASU From STARTALK to Flagship: ASU Chinese Language Camp 15-day intensive residential program for motivated 8-12th grade students in Arizona. This program provides a great opportunity for both heritage and non-heritage learners to explore and expand their knowledge in Chinese language and culture through a highly structured theme- and task-based curriculum. During the program, students will receive instructions in Chinese language and culture. They also will participate in hands-on activities to learn traditional Chinese arts, crafts, calligraphy, dancing, martial arts, etc. After the program, students will commit to taking Chinese language classes. Scholarships are available for those who will take Chinese classes at ASU. Deadline is typically early April.

    ASU High School Engineering Summer Programs

    Check out ASU’s High School Summer Academy Programs!

    ASU Fleischer Scholars Program

    Fleischer Scholars provides deserving juniors who will be graduating from Arizona high schools a great opportunity to experience college life, entrepreneurship, and business during a week-long residential program. The Fleischer program is tailored for economically disadvantaged Arizona high school students interested in pursuing business as a career.

    ASU Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program (JBMSHP)

    The JBMSHP is an intense academic program allowing students participants to reside on the ASU-Tempe campus for a six or eight week summer session while enrolled in a university-level mathematics course for college credit. This JBMSHP provides high school students an opportunity to begin studying university mathematics and science coursework while gaining university experience before they graduate. The program is intended for mature high school students who demonstrate the academic potential to pursue university studies in mathematics or science. The JBMSHP at ASU pays all student expenses (i.e. tuition, meals, supplies, etc.) For more information, dates and courses, and for an application, go to website listed below. Typically opens in January and due date in late February.

    ASU Summer Programs

    These programs offer challenging, university-level classes in non-credit workshops and for-credit courses so students can gain an overview of different academic areas of study.

    ASU Summer Transportation Institute (STI)

    For students entering grades 10-12. Spend four nights and five days, (excluding weekends) on the ASU Tempe campus and learn how traffic engineers plan and maintain our systems of transportation around the state. This high school program is designed to raise awareness and peak interest in students about future careers in transportation and engineering. Participants will develop team-building & leadership skills, learn about the interesting fields of civil and transportation engineering, participate in related field trips and interact with industry leaders. Tour locations and traffic systems not typically accessible to the general public; Meet with professionals engineers from around the state; Learn what engineers do to make our system work effectively and safely.

    ASU's Cronkite Institute for High School Journalism

    For two weeks every summer, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication brings top-performing high school students to ASU for two weeks of intensive, hands-on experiences in broadcast and digital journalism. Typically deadline mid March. Apply early!

    Barrett Summer Scholars

    Barrett Summer Scholars is a summer enrichment program for academically-talented 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students. This residential program at Arizona State University allows participants to engage in college-level coursework and community-building activities with their talented peers. BSS prepares students for enrollment and success at ASU and Barrett, the Honors College. Eligible students must be currently enrolled in the 7th, 8th, or 9th grade. Students must submit a recent report card and test scores (gifted or AIMS), an essay, and a teacher recommendation form. Apply online at eoss.asu.edu/bss.

    Boston University: Summer Programs for High School Students

    This summer, preview the college experience at one of the world’s top teaching and research universities—in one of the most exciting U.S. cities. Boston University Summer Term invites you to check out four summer high school programs that challenge you intellectually and introduce you to college life. Each of our high school programs offers you the chance to learn and explore new subjects as you bond with other students through fun social activities on campus and around Boston. 

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Jumpstart your future! Summer pre-college programs run from June 30 - August 11, 2018! Available in Fine Arts: Architecture, Art, Design, Drama, and Music!

    Chandler Fire Cadet Program

    Attention Future Firefighters: The Chandler Fire Department will be holding their annual Fire Cadet Academy this summer.  If anyone has ever wanted to explore a career in the fire service, then this is the program for you!  It will include elements of physical fitness, teamwork, personal development, community service, classroom education and more.  You will receive the same training that firefighters go through when they are hired by city fire departments.  Through this program, the Chandler Fire Department has helped many Cadets achieve their dreams of becoming firefighters.  All your training will be conducted by Chandler Firefighters and they are absolutely committed to your success in the program.  Upon successful completion of the academy, you will be able to ride-a-long with the fire crews and assist them on calls and other daily activities. The academy is open to any individual 14 to 25 years of age.

    Chandler Regional Center & Mercy Gilbert Medical Center Volunteen Program

    High school students between the ages of 14 and 18 have the opportunity to apply for our Summer Volunteen Program between March 1 and April 1 each year. The program provides an opportunity for teenagers to get an inside look at what it's like to work in the healthcare industry while at the same time having an important and positive impact on our patients, staff and visitors. Must be 14 years of age as of June 1. Application packets for the Summer Volunteen Program will be available early March. For more information, please call Volunteer Services at 480.728.7817 Typically mid March deadline.


    Cornell University Summer College - Programs for High School Students

    Join us at Cornell this summer for our award-winning 3- and 6- week programs. Experience the excitement of college life at a great Ivy League university; Earn 3 to 6 credits in courses with Cornell faculty; Attend admissions workshops and make friends from more than 40 countries all over the world! Choose from programs in: Architecture and Art, Business, College Success, Debate, Design & Fashion, Engineering, Hotel Management, Law & Government, Leadership, Medicine, Psychology, Research and Science, Social Change, Sustainability, and Veterinary Medicine.

    Duke Summer Academy for High School Students 9-12

    Summer Academy for High School Students, a three-week, non-credit-bearing program offered by Duke University, attracts students who represent the next generation of leaders from around the world.  Immerse yourself in an international experience by enrolling in this elite program designed to provide the academic and residential environment to gain a global perspective on multiple areas of interest for young leaders. 

    Duke Summer College for High School Students - Grades 10& 11

    Get ahead this summer and earn college credit with academically-motivated students from around the world in Duke University’s Summer College for High School Students.  If you are a current 10th or 11th grade student, you are eligible to apply. This program, a four-week, credit-bearing program offered by Duke University, attracts students who represent the next generation of leaders from around the world.  Immerse yourself in an international college experience by enrolling in this elite program designed to provide the academic and residential environment conducive to collegiate success. 

    Embry Riddle Summer Camps

    Over 50 summer camps to choose from with an excellent database to find them!

    Endevvr Summer Program at Georgia Tech

    We created a world class learning environment. Students are surrounded by resources, instructed and mentored by top tier business school alumni, successful entrepreneurs, consultants and experts in multiple fields. Our students learn leadership by becoming founders of companies, teamwork through working on growing their businesses, and resilience by experiencing the ups and downs of the startup experience. We believe in learning by doing, and we mean it. Endevvr is offering a 6-week summer program at Georgia Tech that helps high school students start, run, and fund real companies. Taught by Ivy League professors and top-tier management consultants, the program is highly rated.

    FIDM 3 days of Fashion

    Learn more about what it's like to launch your own business or have a great career in Marketing, Fashion Buying, Merchandising, Fashion Styling, or Fashion Design at FIDM's 3 Days of Fashion for high school students (limited spaces for sophomores and freshmen)!  In 3 creative and inspiration-filled days, you will:

    Take workshops like Draping the Dress, where you'll create a 3-dimensional design on a fitting form; Concept to Consumer, which focuses on design and merchandising; and creating a Promotional Campaign, where you'll work on a photo shoot and a special event. Learn step-by-step how to sketch the nine-head fashion figure. Work with other students from all over the world who share your passion for this industry. Be inspired by successful FIDM Graduates who are pros in the field. Experience FIDM's amazing resources and learn from our stellar instructors.

    Gateway Community College Summer Youth Programs

    DISCOVER Summer Programs at Gateway offer a variety of summer experiences for students. Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors can participate in Healthcare Academy, Future Builders Academy, and Automotive Academy. Freshman & Sophomore can take advantage of the Build a Business program. These programs are conducted on campus, allowing students to have fun, explore career opportunities and earn college credit. Visit their website to learn more and apply! Hurry, deadlines are approaching.

    Harvard University's Secondary School Summer Programs

    Programs range from Neuroscience, film, philosophy, creative writing, and computer science. Study at Harvard for seven weeks, fully immersed in the college experience.

    Helios Scholars at TGEN

    This is a paid, eight-week summer internship program in biomedical research open to incoming and continuing undergraduate, graduate, and medical school students who have studied at an Arizona high school, college, or university.

    Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Programs: Summer Enrichment

    The Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars are required to participate in four self-designed Summer Enrichment Experiences in Wilderness Leadership, social Justice, Global Inquiry, and Professional Venture to develop and explore their interests outside of the classroom.

    Midwestern University Health Careers Summer Institute 

    Join MWU faculty and students for a hands-on look at health professions. The Institute is  on the University's campus in Glendale, AZ. The Health Careers Institute for high school students is a hands-on opportunity to explore a variety of health professions holding interactive workshops such as: A visit to the Anatomy Lab; Dental Simulation Lab; Osteopathic Medicine Skills Lab; Surgical Skills Lab; Physical Therapy in Motion; Optometry: The Magic of Vision; The Roles of the Pharmacist; Occupational Therapy Lab; Veterinarian Medicine Workshop;...and more.

    MIT Launch!

    This is a 4-week entrepreneurship summer program for high school students. The program is held at MIT. Launch enables high school students to start a company in teams, pitching to a panel of judges and inventors at the end of the summer. Classes are taught by MIT and Harvard Business School students and alumni, successful entrepreneurs, and professors from top tier schools. Teams are also given a network of mentors with a wealth of business and entrepreneurship experience to help guide and support them during the startup process. 

    National Youth Science Camp

    The National Youth Science Camp is a residential science education program for young scientists the summer after they graduate from high school. Students from around the country are challenged academically in exciting lectures and hands-on studies, and have voluntary opportunities to participate in an outdoor adventure program, gain a new and deep appreciation for the great outdoors, and establish friendships that last a lifetime.

    Two high school seniors will receive a full scholarship to exchange ideas with scientists and other professionals from the academic and corporate worlds. The nearly month-long experience includes lectures and hands-on research projects presented by scientists from across the nation, overnight camping trips into the Monongahela National Forest, in West Virginia, and a visit to Washington, D.C. Selected delegates must demonstrate both academic achievement in science, as well as the potential for thoughtful scientific leadership.  The NYSC experience is offered at no cost to participants, allowing delegates to attend regardless of their financial status. Educational and recreational programming, meals, lodging and round-trip air passage on scheduled airlines are provided free-of-charge. Typically opens in November.

    NAU Star Program

    As a senior, if you are NAU bound, please consider the NAU Star Program this summer. The Successful Transition and Academic Readiness (STAR) program ensures new freshmen a successful transition from high school into college. In five weeks during the summer after you graduate high school, you will take two classes totaling six credit hours that you can use toward your undergraduate degree. You can meet new students, live on campus, get used to Northern Arizona University before the fall semester, and have access to peer advising, student clubs, and resources. The STAR program is open to new freshmen planning to attend Northern Arizona University beginning in the fall semester who meet at least one of the following criteria: First-generation college students; Demonstrate financial need. Visit www.nau.edu/STAR for more information. 

    NAU Summer Academy

    Upward Bound conducts an annual five-week Academy on the Northern Arizona University campus. The Academy provides an educationally enriching, residential program.

    NAU Andy Harvey Native American Broadcast Journalism Workshop

    Usually held in June, workshop participants live in dorms on the NAU campus in Flagstaff and work in the School of Communication's Student Media Center newsroom and HD studio. You will learn how to conduct interviews and produce a live-to-tape news broadcast covering the day's local news.

    Navel Academy Summer STEM Program - for rising 8th - 11th Graders.

    Engineering is all about creating, building, and making things better! So what does it take to be an engineer? If you like math and science, you are off to a great start. If you enjoy discovering new things, solving problems, and learning how things work - even better! Creativity, persistence, and the desire to make the world a better place are also important qualities. Becoming an engineer requires hard work and a good education. Our summer program will be a great start to your career in science and engineering.

    NYC Fashion Summer Camps for High School Students

    Banson NYC is excited to offer 2 NYC Fashion Summer Camps for high school students.  They are designed for teens entering 9th through 12th grades.  Each week-long session will teach students the fundamentals of the fashion industry by providing an insider’s perspective.  Students will stay at the LIM College dorms on the Upper East Side.  We accept applications on a first come, first served basis. 

    Penn Engineering Summer Academy

    10th-12th grade students looking to experience rigorous and challenging college-level coursework should look at this three-week Engineering Summer Academy at Penn to experience cutting-edge technologies. Students can earn college credit.

    Pratt Institute Pre-College Summer

    High school students have an invaluable opportunity to sharpen their portfolios, get a taste of college life, and earn four college credits. Every summer, Pratt sponsors a college-level program for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors at its Brooklyn campus. It is an intensive immersion experience; approximately 400 high school students, ages 16–18, seize the opportunity to experience college-level study in Pratt Institute's Pre-College program. Students are immersed in a program of art, design, architecture, or creative writing, modeled after Pratt's undergraduate offerings.

    Quest Bridge College Prep Scholarship Program

    Full Scholarships to College Summer Programs at Brandeis, Emory, Harvard, Notre Dame, Penn, Stanford, or Yale 

    We are currently seeking applicants for this scholarship program, through which more than 1,500 high-achieving low-income (typically earning less than $65,000 per year) juniors will receive opportunities designed to help them become successful applicants to top colleges. This year's awards include full scholarships to college summer programs at schools like Harvard, Stanford, Brandeis, Emory, Notre Dame, Penn and Yale; invitations to our College Admissions Conferences, where students will meet admissions officers from top colleges; individualized college admissions counseling; all-expense-paid visits to college campuses; reside in a dormitory and more. Application typically opens in February.

    Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Summer College& Careers Program!

    RIT’s annual College & Careers program is an exciting opportunity for your students who will be entering their senior year in the fall.  Students will explore academic and career options working with RIT students and faculty using our state-of-the-art facilities and technology. 

    Rosetta Institute of Biomedical Research - Cancer/Neuroscience Summer Science Camps

    This is an advanced class for high achieving high school students interested in pursuing a career in medicine or related fields, such as pharmacy, nursing, biomedical research or drug development. Through engaging lectures and hands-on laboratory classes, students learn normal molecular and cellular biology, and then learn how these normal processes are distorted during the development of cancer. To conclude the workshop, students use what they have learned to create an original research project on a gene of their choice.

    Sam Fox School - Washington University in St. Louis

    Consider the idea that fields such as architecture, art, and design can spark change. These fields give you the skills to develop projects that radically alter the way people understand complex issues, ring communities together, and transform the built environment. Whether you aspire to be a professional designer, artist, or architect or you are interested in exploring how the design process can enrich your interests in other fields of study, this might be the perfect summer program for you!

    Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes

    The Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes are three-week and four-week residential programs for academically talented and motivated high school students. The Summer Institutes provide an opportunity for these students to enrich and accelerate their academic pursuits and to meet other students who share their interests and abilities. Summer Institutes participants live in supervised Stanford housing and are taught by Stanford instructors. Students engage in intensive study in a single course and are introduced to topics not typically presented at the high school level. The Summer Institutes provide a taste of college life in the beautiful surroundings of the Stanford campus. Summer Institutes subject areas include arts and humanities, business, computer science, engineering, legal studies, mathematics, social science, physical and biological science, and writing.

    Summer Enrichment Programs for High School Students

    This program offer students completing 9th, 10th or 11th grade the rare opportunity to experience the “beat and pulse” of some of the most prestigious universities while still gaining a head start on college life. Students attending our high school summer academic programs will engage in "high-interest, low pressure" non-credit enrichment classes with a heavy emphasis on group interaction and discussion based topics, preparing them for an easy transition from high school to college. Summer Study is proud to offer students a unique educational experience at four of the finest locations...

    The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) Helios Scholars - Paid Internship

    This program is a paid, eight-week summer internship in biomedical research. Interns work full-time on a research project guided by a TGen scientist to unravel the genetic components of diabetes, neurological disease, pathogens, and cancer. Internships are available in Laboratory Research; Computer Science and Bioinformatics; Mathematics and Statistics; & Research Administration. Visit website listed below to learn more and apply. Students must be at least 16 years old. Applications typically open in early January and close quickly after!

    The University of Arizona - MedStart Program 

    The program in hosted at the University of Arizona -Tucson for six weeks at the University of Arizona Tucson campus. They have a limited number of spaces in the program and select participants from those who have completed a detailed application. The Med-Start application and instructions are available ONLINE typically around October 15th at https://diversity.medicine.arizona.edu/med-start Med-Start accepts Arizona students who have a strong interest in the health professions and are currently juniors. We welcome applications from all Arizona students. Students who are economically disadvantaged, educationally disadvantaged, and/or from groups underrepresented in the health care professions (Hispanic, native American, or African American), are especially encouraged to apply. DUE DATE: typically around February 1st

    The University of Arizona - Business Careers Awareness Program

    EY, an international public accounting firm, teamed up with the University of Arizona's Eller College of Management School of Accountancy and the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship to provide students who are under-represented in college business classes with an opportunity to explore the business world and become involved in the Eller Community. This is primarily for high school juniors to learn about UA, college life, business & accounting. This is $1,100 but is covered by EY scholarship!)

    USC Summer Programs

    When you attend summer programs at the University of Southern California, you balance academic and college life as you prepare for college at one of the world's leading private research universities. If you are seeking an academic challenge this summer, apply to the pre-college USC Summer Program. Students will explore Los Angeles as a laboratory for cultural learning beyond the traditional classroom. Their programs are designed to combine college level course work, academic field trips, and structured extracurricular activities.

    Washington University in St. Louis

    In their high school summer scholars program, students have the opportunity to enroll in courses for credit and study alongside undergraduates. Students select from a broad range of stimulating introductory courses in the humanities, math, sciences, and social sciences. High School Summer Scholars live on campus in one of their top-ranked, air-conditioned residence halls. In addition to coursework, students participate in college-readiness seminars, academic support groups, workshops, and a variety of weekend and evening social events.

    The Yale Young Global Scholars Program for Outstanding High School Students Participants in the Yale Young Global Scholars Program for Outstanding High School Students can expect an amazing summer experience studying in beautiful campus lecture halls and classrooms, living in Yale’s historic residential colleges, eating in award-winning dining halls, meeting a talented community of fellow students, engaging with world-renowned professors, and interacting with extraordinary visiting practitioners.