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*Gonzaga Prep is not endorsing the following programs.  Rather, program information is listed here to give students many options to explore when seeking either academic enrichment or service learning opportunities.



Summer programs at Seattle University

All of the summer programs at Seattle University are moving online! 
Applications are due no later than May 30, 2020. Find out more by clicking on the link above! 

Summer at Smith 2020
For academically talented young women entering grades 9-12 in Fall 2020. For more information, please visit www.smith.edu/summer 
Duke University Summer Session’s 2020 Programs NOW LIVE!
Heads up, students! The 2020 Duke University Summer Session info is ready for you! Check it out at www.summersession.duke.edu.
For further questions, please email


Saint Mary's College(Notre Dame, IN) Summer Theology Institute for high school girls 


The Embody Institute will take place July 7-12 and July 14-19 at Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana. Visit saintmarys.edu/Embody to learn more about this program directly. 

Fir Acres is a two-week residential summer creative writing program for talented 10th-12th graders. The application deadline is March 8, 2019. Apply at GO.LCLARK.EDU/FIRACRES
NYU’s varied array of high school programs offer flexibility and options that can be tailored to your individual needs and schedule. Most programs are offered during the summer, but there are options for weekend workshops during the fall and spring. Application processes, requirements and deadlines are varied; as are housing and financial aid offerings.
Princeton welcomes 35-40 high school juniors (rising seniors) from low-income backgrounds every summer to Princeton's campus for an intensive, 10-day seminar on journalism. The program's goal is to diversify college and professional newsrooms by encouraging outstanding students from low-income backgrounds to pursue careers in journalism. 
During this two-week, residential learning experience, you'll gain an understanding of the foundations of leadership, assess your leadership behaviors to determine your preferred leadership style, discover the five practices of exemplary leadership, and create a personal leadership development plan.

Tulane University Pre-College Summer Program 

From a shortage in STEM professionals to cultivating health care leaders of the future to informing the next generation of talented historians, Tulane University understands that the world is facing some big challenges. In order to inspire the next generation to tackle these complexities, Tulane offers exceptional students an opportunity to participate in a Tulane Summer Program. 

University of Alabama Summer Programs

The University of Alabama offers a variety of fun and intriguing summer programs for students of all ages. 


University of Miami Summer Scholars Program

The University of Miami summer scholars program provides high achieving sophomores and juniors with the opportunity to earn six college credits in three weeks and receive a tuition savings of more than half of the standard UM undergraduate cost per credit.

To apply, please visit www.miami.edu/ssp


Wellesley Pre-College Summer Programs

Wellesley College invites motivated female high school juniors and seniors to join a unique, immersive college experience. For four weeks each summer, students will have the opportunity to become members of the Wellesley community, taking courses with college students while earning full college credit. Students will also enjoy academic, social, and intellectual opportunities that cannot be found in a high school program.

Brown University Pre-College Programs
Ivy League Academics for Students in Grades 7-12 - Each summer, students from around the world choose Brown University Pre-College Programs to prepare for college success, and to experience the challenge of college-level academics. Brown Pre-College is committed to the ongoing work of building a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning community where differences are valued and respected.

Boston University Summer Term
The pre-college and youth summer programs at Boston University allow middle and high school students the opportunity to gain valuable academic experience, enhance their existing skill sets, and have fun over the summer. 

George Washington University Summer Programs
High school students in the Pre-College Program spend a summer in Washington, D.C., taking advantage of GW's expertise in global development, international relations, public policy and administration, politics, diplomacy, history, biomedical engineering, museum studies and the arts.

Duke Summer Sessions
Students hoping to gain academic credit from renowned Duke faculty or interested in engaging deeply with a particular subject; hoping to spend a summer enjoying residential activities on Duke's historic West Campus; and seeking to prepare for college and to create an international network of peers should see what is available at Duke.


University of Notre Dame Pre-College Programs
Notre Dame is a place to enrich your mind, body, and spirit. While providing students with a world-class academic environment, there is a strong sense of community that pervades the campus and it can only be understood through experience. As a participant in one of Notre Dame's Pre-College Programs, you’ll experience both. You'll learn under the instruction of Notre Dame faculty, live in a Notre Dame residence hall, eat in the dining halls, and serve in the community. As you do, you'll be challenged intellectually and enriched socially.


Hillsdale College High School Summer Study and Travel Programs

High School Summer Study and Travel programs offer rising high school sophomores, juniors, seniors, and college freshmen the opportunity to earn three college credits from Hillsdale College while traveling to cultural and historic destinations domestic and abroad. Two-week travel courses begin with time on campus studying with Hillsdale College faculty, after which study continues on site.
Cornell University Summer College offers academically motivated high school students the chance to experience college life at a great Ivy League university, take regular college classes with Cornell faculty, earn college credit and a Cornell transcript, prep for college applications, and make friends from around the world, all in a beautiful setting.


USC Summer Programs extends a tradition of excellence to outstanding high school students through unique 4 and 2 week summer courses. Accepted students to the USC Summer Programs will balance academic and campus life as they prepare for college in the nation’s entertainment center – Los Angeles, California.
Our summer courses for high school students will run
from June 13 to July 10, 2021.
We will open our application in January and will provide details on planned course delivery at that time — on campus and/or online. Program details, including daily schedules, will be posted to the website throughout the coming months.
Be sure and sign up for our mailing list to be notified of program updates and when the application is available. 
If you have any questions or would like to connect to Summer Programs staff, please reach out to summer@usc.edu.
Bovard Scholars are high achieving juniors in high school with financial need applying to selective universities and seeking admission counseling. 
Successful applicants will meet the following criteria:

Junior in high school (11th grader) at time of application
Currently hold a 4.0 GPA or above
Enrolled in Algebra II, Trigonometry or above
Demonstrate financial need

If selected, each Bovard Scholar will have one full year of support through the admissions cycle and spend three weeks on the USC campus, where they will receive:

Personalized career exploration
Expert admission and financial aid support
Comprehensive test preparation
Leadership development

The program is offered at no cost to students or families. USC will pay for transportation to and from campus for students coming from outside of Southern California.
Cambridge Immerse
Cambridge Immerse is a residential academic program with a diverse and enriching curriculum. The 16-18 year old programs are designed to provide a taste of what it’s like to study a subject at university level. The 13-15 year old programs are designed to ignite students’ interest and help them better understand what subjects they should be pursuing at a higher level.
Oxbridge Academic Programs
Oxbridge Academic Programs has been welcoming intellectually adventurous students to summer study programs since 1986. These programs are designed for students in grades 7-12 with the goal of giving them the opportunity to live and study in historic centers of learning. Programs are offered in England, France, Spain, and the United States. Students choose two subjects in which to immerse themselves - a major and a minor - from a range of over 200 courses. Popular options include Medicine, Law, Business, and Psychology.
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies Programs
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies advances the education of academically talented, intellectually curious, pre-college students. Stanford offers a variety of programs designed to meet the needs of top students everywhere.
These programs offer a variety of engaging opportunities taught by our renowned faculty—so students can explore their passions and find a field that best fits them. And, our virtual courses and programs let students study from wherever they are. 

Tufts has something for every driven and passionate student! Along with our 1-3 week intensive programs, we also offer two 6-week full immersion programs, Tufts College Experience and Tufts Summer Research Experience, that help students grow alongside other ambitious learners. Summer applications are now open! If you have any questions, please email us at precollege@tufts.edu,