Summer Enrichment Programs

by | Apr 3, 2017

As we are dusting off the winter and welcoming the spring, or minds start to think ahead and dream of warm days, sunshine and flip-flops. And with those warm feelings, the prospect of a different routine, and free time to pursue interests and hobbies. College-bound students: this is your opportunity to pursue your intereses,experience life on campus, and have a great time!.

Here are some options for the best and most prestigious summer enrichment programs.

Cornell University – Introduction to Architecture Summer Program:

This intense six-week, June 24 – August 7, 2017, course introduces high school and college-level students to ideas, principles, and methods of exploring architectural problems in a studio setting. The course requires no specialized knowledge or background beyond a serious interest in architectural design. Applications are due by April 29, 2017. For more information about the program, visit

Syracuse University:

Summer College 2017 applications are now available online at Choose from 30+ credit and non-credit programs, 2 to 6 weeks in length. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis – and many programs fill early.

Marist College:

This exciting opportunity is available to high school sophomores and juniorsand will provide you with a taste of college life, both in the classroom and on campus. There will be sessions in New York and Italy. To apply and get more information, go to

Worcester Polytechnic Institute:

Frontiers: Pre-College Summer Program – Explore the outer limits of knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Immerse yourself in laboratory techniques and unsolved problems. Some of the sessions include Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Robotics, GenCyber Cybersecurity, Creative Writing and many more courses. For more information visit: for more details. Deadline for applications and supporting documents: April 15, 2017

Bucknell University:

If you want to develop creative problem solving skills that will help you make an impact on the world, then the Bucknell Academy Summer Experience (BASE) is for you on June 25-29, 2017. As a BASE participant, you will learn to consider similar ideas from different academic perspectives and build collaboration and presentation skills through exploring questions. Apply online by Monday, May 1, 2017. For more information, go to BA**@bu******.edu or call 570 577-3000.

Carnegie Mellon University – Summer Academy for Math & Science:

Rising seniors are invited to apply to this six-week rigorous residential experience for students with a strong interest in computer science, engineering and natural sciences. For more information and to apply, visit http://admission.enrollment.cmu/edu/pages/diversity-samsApplication deadline: March 3, 2017.

University of Pennsylvania –Wharton Pre-College Programs:

Apply to one of Wharton’s pre-college programs: Leadership in the Business World, Management & Technology Summer Institute, Wharton Sports Business Academy and Wharton Moneyball Academy. Visit: Admission is rolling – apply as soon as you can.

University of Chicago:

Applications for Summer Session 2017 are now available. Learn more about the full list of courses, application deadlines, program dates, tuition, and scholarship information by visiting:

California College of the Arts:

Applications are open for these 4-week, 3 college credit courses to be held June 26 – July 21, 2017. Courses in Animation: 2D, Animation: Stop Motion, Architecture, Creative Writing, Film, Industrial Design, Illustration, Photography, and many more will be offered. March 6, 2017 is the Scholarship deadline. Eligible students will have just completed the 10th 11th or 12th grade. Visit:

Georgetown University:

Experience life as a college student, without the pressure of grades. You will engage in hands-on learning, study alongside classmates from around the world, and explore exciting areas of study in the Pre-Collegiate Programs. Take an in-depth look at an area of interest while earning college credit. College Credit Courses cover a diverse range of subjects and span from introductory Fundamentals courses to the advanced Summer Honors Intensive Program. For more information, visit: su****@ge********.edu

Parsons Pre-College Academy – Summer 2017:

Registration opened November 15, 2016. Some of the courses being offered are Lang Summer Writing Intensive, Acting Intensive for Stage, Filmmaking Intensive, and many more. Visit online for dates and times.
Sign up at:

Gettysburg College – Academic Summer Camps:

Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, American government, creative writing, or information technology. Here is a list of subjects.

  • 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.
  • Campaigns and Elections Academy – This program is designed for highly-motivated students who have a strong interest in American campaigns and elections. Participants learn about the origins and evolution of democracy in America and gain hands-on experiences related to modern political campaigns. *Application will go live in early February.
  • Writing Camp – Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.
  • 3D Object Modeling and Printing Camp – Students will study 3D object modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer. After learning the fundamentals, they will practice designing objects.
  • Adruino Camp – Students will use their creativity and the easy-to-learn Arduino to create projects with its sensors, motors, speakers and displays, to create projects that interact with them and their world.
  • Civil War Institute Summer Conference – The High School Student Scholarship component of Gettysburg College’s annual Civil War Institute summer conference provides high school students an opportunity to explore the history of the Civil War era on the site of the war’s most decisive battle. For more information contact: ad****@ge********.edu
Duke University:

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a scientist? Make a dream a reality this summer at Duke Summer College. Here are just a few of the courses being offered.

  • Love and Hate Between Humans and Micro-Organisms
  • The 3-D Genome and Human Disease
  • Mathematics of the Universe Sensory Biology: Sight, Smell, Taste, Touch, Sound and Beyond
  • Introductory to Evolutionary Anthropology
  • The Ecology of Urban Environments
  • Introductory Seminar on Big Questions in Physics
  • The Hard Truth of Evolution
  • Microbes and Our World

For a full list of the classes being offered this summer, visit: su***********@du**.edu

Denison University:

Reynolds Young Writer’s Workshop – Every summer, 36 current sophomores and juniors are welcomed to Denison University for this 8 day workshop. This is an opportunity to work with people who have made writing their career. The program runs from June 18 – 25, 2017. Financial aid is available to families who need it. Information about the program is online at Applications must be submitted no later than Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 11:59 pm.

Colorado College:

Summer Session will offer a full academic course schedule that supports the Block Plan. Students will have the opportunity to dive into their passions and engage with the intellectually curious community in Colorado.

Block A: May 31 – June 23     Block B: June 26 – July 20     Pre-College: July 10 – July 26

For more information, visit:

Cornell University:

Attend a 2, 3, or 6 week program this summer. 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. For information on dates and courses, please call 607 255-6203 or visit online: su************@co*****.edu

Oberlin College – Foresight Prep:

An intense, pre-college summer institute for building the power of high school students to address urgent social and environmental challenges. The courses empower motivated students to take action, and a year-round network connecting alumni with real-world change makers to ensure their college and career success. Some of the courses available are Power of Cities, The Arts, Movements, Food, Business or Communications.

Priority deadline for financial aid applicants is February 15, 2017. For more info, contact Jenny Goldsmith, Program Manager, Je******@fo*************.org or call 772 271-1990.

Great options, right? Would you like to know more about these courses? Let’s chat!

Bettina Weil, LMSW, IEC


Thank you Masters School for providing us this information!

Weil College Advising

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