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Pre-College Summer Programs

NYS Pre-College Courses and Summer Camps:
  Comprehensive list of summer opportunities for youth 8-18.


Alfred University: Summer enrichment for High School Students. This is an opportunity for students to learn more about their fields of interest, to sample life on a college campus, and to meet other students with similar interests and academic ability.


Boston University: Program for high school students interested in Investigative Journalism


Clarkson University Young Scholars Program: The Young Scholars Program provides a unique summer experience for students.  Consistent with Clarkson's overall interdisciplinary education, students are given a problem to examine and solve from three different perspectives.  The three main disciplines involved are business, engineering and ethics/social values.


Duke University Summer Academy: 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.


George Washington University: GW summer session programs are intense and exciting, allowing students to experience the academic rigors of learning in a college environment. They are academically-challenging programs that integrate lectures and seminars with an exploration of area organizations. Drawing on the rich resources of the University and Washington, DC, students are engaged in programs at the center of the nation's political, intellectual, and cultural activity.


Harvard Summer School: Harvard’s Secondary School Program can be life-changing. You’ll experience a summer of challenge, discovery, connection, and growth.


HOBY: Advanced Leadership Academy: This college-level program allows students to earn college credit while learning what it takes to be an effective leader.


Marist College Pre-College: Credit-bearing college courses for sophomores and juniors in New York City and Italy.


Nazareth College Camp College Prep: Camp College Prep combines SAT/ACT preparation, one on one college counseling, college essay writing, and the creation of a personal timetable in an effort to help high school students better understand and better prepare for the highly competitive college admissions process.

Pace University Summer Scholars: 
Pace University's Summer Scholars Institute is a summer program for ambitious high school junior and senior students looking to have an early college experience. Students may choose to commute to campus or stay with us in the residence halls.


RIT Summer K-12 Academy: Workshops and camps for grades K-12 in various topics such as: Engineering, Art, Biology, Robotics, Video Gaming, Sports and more.


RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Summer @ Rensselaer: Programs include Architecture, Aerospace engineering, Chemistry, Robotics, and More!

SPI Study Abroad for Teens: Study abroad in Spain, France, Italy, Costa Rica, or China during the summer. With SPI programs, traditional classrooms take a back seat to exciting activities around the city, conversations with locals, and journeys where history, art, and culture come to life! College Credit possible. For more information, please visit or call 866-502-7505.


Syracuse University Summer College Programs range from architecture to web design and are 2-6 week sessions.


University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Camp Neuro: One-week summer camp focuses on the care and maintenance of the brain as well as psychology. It will provide an excellent starting point for careers in the field of medicine.


University of Rochester:  The University of Rochester’s innovative pre-college programs offer high school students new perspectives on their academic abilities and potential. Get a taste of the college environment, enjoy new opportunities to investigate educational goals, and build lasting relationships with peers who share similar academic and personal interests.