Winship Summer Scholars Research Program (SSRP)

Emory University’s SSRP program offers experiential training in cancer research by coaching students in research protocols and mentoring them through an academic project of their choosing. Students will be exposed to the multi-disciplinary nature of cancer and visit institutions including Grady Memorial Hospital and the CDC. Students must be 17 or older by June 5, 2017 and have taken at least three laboratory-based classes.
Applications must be submitted by Saturday, February 18. Information can be found here.

Wall Street on West Peachtree

This one-week day camp for high school juniors and seniors has four components: financial literacy, investing, hedging and trading. Students spend the week constructing and analyzing their own portfolios using state-of-the-art analysis and trading tools at Georgia Tech’s Scheller School of Business.
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UChicago Summer Session

In addition to traditional classes, the University of Chicago’s is offering unique opportunities this summer including a College Pathway Program in Economics; an Arts and Sciences intensive in Asia; and “Stones and Bones,” a program where students work with Field Museum scientists at one of the world’s most productive fossil sites in Wyoming.
For a full list of courses, application deadlines, and program dates, click here.

Clemson University Summer Scholars Program

Fun and educational residential programs are available in June, July and August for academically talented students entering 7th-12th grades. Program offerings range from Engineering and Biology to PGA Golf Management to Audio Engineering and Music Production. In addition to participating in courses, students will get a real preview of college life: living in a residence hall, eating in dining halls, and enjoying campus facilities.
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Cooper Union Summer Art Intensive

The Cooper Summer Art Intensive accepts students age 15-18 who wish to prepare a portfolio to apply to top art schools. Taught by a specialized faculty of working artists, the 4-week classes are combined with visits to major museums and galleries, utilizing the vast cultural resources of New York City. Classes focus on drawing, graphic design, animation and digital photography.
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Cornell’s Summer College

With a choice of two three-week sessions, Cornell’s Summer College offers academically motivated high school students an unparalleled opportunity to take courses at a great Ivy League university while earning college credit. Students will work closely with internationally recognized faculty, explore majors and career options, make friends from around the world, and enjoy the great natural beauty of Ithaca and the Finger Lakes region.
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iFolio Summer Programs 2017

A limited number of colleges are beginning to accept digital portfolios as an enhancement to the traditional application. iFolio is one of the new leaders in this field and will be offering immersive programs at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia this summer. During these sessions, high school students will develop digital portfolios – complete with photos, videos and media – to help optimize their applications. Even students who don’t plan to submit a digital portfolio will benefit from the organization and marketing tips presented.

Register for the session at Georgia Tech here.

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Kenyon College Young Writers Workshop

Young Writers is an intensive two-week writing workshop that helps students develop their creative and critical abilities with language – to become better, more productive writers and more insightful thinkers. The program is sponsored by the Kenyon Review, one of the country’s pre-eminent literary magazines. Two sessions are offered: June 25-July 8 and July 16-29, and applications are due March 1st.
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National Geographic Student Expeditions

Discover incredible places around the globe from the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan to the Canadian arctic with dynamic National Geographic Experts.Programs focus on many of the themes of National Geographic magazines including photography, wildlife and conservation, archaeology, film making, creative writing, and climate and geology.
More information here.

Rhodes Summer Writing Institute

For two weeks (June 18-30), students will sharpen their reading and analytical skills and learn strategies for writing creatively and critically through coursework in humanities and social sciences. At the end of the session, students receive a grade for their work and class participation, earn two college credits, transferable to any college or university, and will have completed a portfolio of college-level writing.
More information here.

Service Academy Summer Programs

If you’re considering a service academy for college, it’s wise to apply for and attend one of their summer events. Please check each website for specific opportunities. Most application deadlines are late March/early April.

West Point Summer Opportunities

Coast Guard Summer Opportunities

Naval Academy Summer Opportunities

University of Southern California Summer Programs

USC’s college immersion program offers high school students university experience in a subject area of their choice for four weeks from June 18- July 15. Potential areas of study include: Exploration of Architecture, Creative Writing, Legal Reasoning and Argumentation, Introduction to Video Game Design, and more. Applications are reviewed as they are completed and students are accepted on a rolling basis.
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Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies

Students engage in small classes taught by instructors who are experts in their fields. Offerings include Stanford Sports Business Academy, Summer Humanities Institute, Summer Arts Institute, and a University Mathematics Camp.
More information here.

Summer Experiences at Washington University in St. Louis

Challenge yourself academically in the vibrant city of St. Louis. Enroll in a class along with other undergraduates or explore a specialized interest or major in a two-week summer institute. Institute focus areas include Pre-Medical, Pre-Engineering, Creative Writing, Environmental Studies, Global Leadership and more.
The application deadline is April 1, 2017 and more information is available at

Furman Summer Scholars

Participate in classes led by some of Furman’s favorite professors, live on campus, and get a taste of college life! Two sessions will be held (July 9th-15th and July 16th-22nd). Applications are due by May 1, 2017.
For course information and to register, click here.

George Washington University Pre-College

Spend the summer with an enriching academic experience in the nation’s capital.Choose between a two-week “summer immersion” program OR a six-week “college intensive” program, through which you can earn college credit. Deadlines vary.
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UGA’s Vet Camp

Are you interested in the veterinary profession? UGA’s Veterinary Career Aptitude and Mentoring Program) may be a great opportunity for you this summer. From June 11-17th, students will participate in activities aimed at evaluating their skills and competitiveness as future veterinarians and allowing them to experience veterinary medicine as an exciting career path.
Applications are due January 27, 2017 and can be found online here.

Oxbridge Academic Programs

Students ages 13-18 can study abroad in Oxford/Cambridge, Scotland, France, Spain, Los Angeles, New York, or Boston this summer. Programs are tailored toward specific courses of study, including Art History, Literature, Politics, Drama, Medicine, Architecture, and more. Oxbridge also offer complete language immersion programs for those who have completed at least two years of French or Spanish. Most applications are due mid-January, but discounts are available for those who book before December 31.
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Hillsdale Summer Study and Travel Programs

Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors can earn college credit while traveling to historical locations. 2017 course offerings include “The Land and Literature of England,” “Sir Winston Churchill and World War II,” “Western Civilization: Visions from Italy,” and “The Roots and History of American Liberty.” Programs are capped at 40 and applications should be submitted by February 15.
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United States Naval Academy’s Summer Seminar 2017

USNA’s Summer Seminar is a fast-paced, six-day experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high school. You’ll learn more about life at the Naval Academy and how academics, athletics, and professional training combine to help develop leaders.
Applications open online in January at

Duke University Summer Programs

Current sophomores and juniors have the opportunity to spend a month (July 9 – August 4) at Duke University, taking classes for college credit, going on excursions, and making friends from around the world. You will study with Duke undergraduate students and international peers and experience authentic college residential life. Applications open in December and are reviewed on a rolling basis.
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SPI Study Abroad

Study abroad in Spain, France, Italy, Costa Rica, Mexico, or China this summer in a true language immersion experience. Traditional classrooms will take a backseat to exciting activities around the city, conversations with locals, and journeys where history, art, and culture come to life. Early enrollment deadline is December 15.
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Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

Attend a three-day summer program in San Diego, San Francisco, Orange County, and Los Angeles.
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Reynolds Young Writers Workshop at Denison University

This 8-day residential writing workshop brings the caliber of a professional writers’ conference to high school students who are passionate about writing and eager to connect with a community of writing friends. This experience is open to 36 current sophomores and juniors. Applications opens January 4 and are due by March 5.
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University of Edinburgh Summer School

Students can specialize in either Humanities or Social Sciences in a program that combines learning, self-development, and creative cultural experiences over two weeks in this historic capital city. Each course runs from July 15 – 29. Register by January 31 for special early-bird offers.
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