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Ninth, tenth and eleventh graders: if you want more of a direct, firsthand knowledge of what your college experience might be like, there are many options available. In particular, pre-college summer programs for high school students provide a good chance to get a taste of college before you get to your freshman year. This is, of course, in addition to all the other benefits of pre-college summer programs, such as opportunities for academic improvement, travel, hands-on work in particular fields, and sometimes even college credit. So what are you waiting for? Start looking into pre-college summer programs today. Here is a list of programs to get you started:

  • Adelphi University: link
  • Alfred University: link
  • Arizona State University: link
  • Babson College: link and link
  • University of California at Berkeley: link
  • Binghamton University: link
  • Boston College: link
  • Boston University: link
  • BU Journalism Institute: link
  • Brandeis University: link
  • California Institute of the Arts (CalArts): link
  • Carnegie-Mellon University: link
  • University of Chicago: link
  • Clarkson University: link
  • Colgate University: link
  • Columbia University: link
  • UConn: link
  • Cooper Union: link
  • Cornell University: link
  • Davidson College: link
  • Denison University: link
  • Duke University: link and link
  • Georgetown University: link
  • George Washington University: link
  • Harvard University: link
  • Ithaca College: link
  • Johns Hopkins University: link
  • Kenyon College: link
  • Landmark College: link
  • Marist College: link
  • UMass-Amherst: link
  • Miami University: link
  • McGill University: link
  • New York University (NYU): link
  • Northeastern University: link
  • University of Notre Dame: link
  • Oxford Advanced Studies: link
  • Paul Smiths College: link
  • University of Pennsylvania: link
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI): link
  • Rhode Island School of Design: link
  • Ringling College of Art and Design: link
  • Roger Williams U. Academy in Architecture: link
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology: link
  • Savannah College of Art and Design: link
  • Skidmore College: link
  • Smith College: link
  • The University of the South: link
  • University of Southern California (USC): link
  • University of St. Andrew’s (Scotland): link
  • Stanford University: link and link
  • Syracuse University: link
  • Tufts University: link
  • Tufts Adventures in Veterinary Medicine: link
  • UCLA: link
  • US Air Force Academy: link
  • US Coast Guard Academy: link
  • US Military Academy: link
  • US Naval Academy: link
  • University of Vermont: link and link
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (School of the Arts): link
  • Washington University in St. Louis: link
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology: link
  • Yale University: link

More Summer Programs:

Want even more options? Check out this directory of summer pre-college programs.

A special thank you for my colleagues at the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS), who shared their summer program suggestions, which are included here.

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