Summer Programs

Summer Pre-College Programs at Carnegie Mellon
Rolling admissions through April 14, 2021.
All 2021 programs will be virtual.
  • Summer Session, students take two full-length Carnegie Mellon courses in a variety of disciplines, ranging from Computer Science, History to Music Technology.
  • Summer Academy for Math and Science, provides students from underrepresented communities the opportunity to achieve skills to pursue and complete majors in STEM fields. **Please note that our Summer Academy for Math and Science (SAMS) program curriculum and delivery method has been changed. SAMS updates are now listed on the program page.
  • Computer Science Scholars, provides students who are from traditionally underrepresented communities in the field of computer science an opportunity to receive exposure to computing and additional computer science pre-requisites. 
  • AI4All @ Carnegie Mellon, provides opportunities for students from underrepresented communities to study artificial intelligence with full-time faculty, staff and researchers who are leaders in the field.
  • National High School Game Academy, for students who want to learn about modern video game development through a unique blend of left- and right-brain college-level work.
  • Computational Biology, a three-week program for students looking to learn more about the intersection of the two disciplines.
  • Unique programs in the Fine Arts - ArchitectureArtDesignDrama or Music – in which the students experience developing their skills in a conservatory or studio setting.
  • Writing & Culture, guided by the mentorship and instruction of our highly distinguished, permanent faculty members, students will improve their ability to analyze complex, ever-changing problems through astute investigations of culture and society.
AI Scholars Live Online is a pre-college enrichment program developed and taught by a team of Stanford PhD students. They teach high school students fundamental AI concepts and guide them to build a socially impactful AI project in a domain of their interest such as healthcare, robotics, finance, and sustainability to showcase the skills they learned. 
For more information, view this brochure
Summer Break Program application deadline: March 1st, 2021
Penn Summer High School Programs delivers the challenge of an Ivy League curriculum to academically talented high school students seeking a pre-collegiate experience. Explore Penn's historic campus, engage with leading faculty, and build intellectual connections within accelerated two-, three-, or six-week Penn Summer High School Programs.
  • Penn Summer Prep Program
  • Penn Summer Academies
  • Penn Summer Coding Camp
  • Penn Summer Data Analytics Camp
  • Pre-College Program
  • Young Scholars Program
Application deadline: May 1st, 2021.
Wake Forest Online Immersion Programs For High School Students
for high school students ages 13 and up.
New this summer. Enjoy all the features of our online immersion course PLUS live Zoom sessions on weekdays for our medicine, sports medicine, psychology, bioscience, and cancer medicine programs. These structured events will include guest speakers, group mentors, and interactive events with classmates. To select this option, choose the + Live when you apply.
Gettysburg College offers several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend virtual academic camps over the summer months.

Virtual Camp Psych: Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
Civil War Era Studies Virtual Camp: Campers will get to enjoy historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania while studying American Civil War History through unique learning experiences. Students will explore the circumstances leading to the war, investigate significant battles during the war, and explore the condition of the United States after the war.
Young Writers Virtual Workshop: Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.
Application open until the day before the camp starts.
Pratt Institute's PreCollege Summer 2021 Online Program
Pratt’s summer 2021 PreCollege Intensive Program provides students with an opportunity to build their art and design skills, create a portfolio of their work, and explore possibilities for study and employment in creative fields. Classes are modeled after Pratt’s undergraduate curriculum, taught by experienced faculty and alumni in order to provide students with a rich and immersive educational experience. The application-only program equips students with elective college credits accepted at Pratt and most other colleges and universities.
You may review our updated course offerings at
NEW: Join our Live Zoom Info Session to learn more!
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
12:30PM-1:30PM Eastern Time
At Inspirit AI, students participate in live online video sessions where they work in small groups (4:1 student-instructor ratio) with mentors from MIT and Stanford to learn the fundamentals of artificial intelligence, participate in critical discussions about ethical implications, and develop a socially impactful project in domains such as healthcare, media, art and more. Students can apply their diverse interests to trace different strains of COVID-19, identify exoplanets using NASA datasets, prevent the spread of fake news online, conduct algorithmic stock trading, and more.
Students of all levels (from complete beginners to advanced coders) are invited to apply by March 31st for our spring or summer sessions.