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Notre Dame Pre-College Summer Program
Applications live October 1, 2018 - Decisions will be released week of April 15, 2019! 
Program Date: June 22 - July 6, 2019

We welcome high school students who meet the following criteria to apply to Summer Scholars:
  • Current sophomores and juniors (will be rising juniors and seniors)
  • Strong academic standing with solid extracurricular activities
  • At least 16 years old by or on August 1, 2019
Summer Scholars participants spend two intense weeks in one of 21 exciting programs of study. We keep the classes small and personal attention from Notre Dame faculty high. The coursework is a true preview of college academics—it is both rigorous and rewarding, and students earn one college credit upon the completion of a program track. Students collaborate on coursework outside designated class times, as they would in any college setting. There is also ample time to enjoy the social facets of college life, especially those unique to Notre Dame.
 
Duke University Summer Session
  • Summer College (four-week academic credit program for students currently in grades 10 – 12)
  • Summer Academy (three-week academic enrichment program for students currently in grades 9 – 12)
  • Accelerated STEM Academy (one-week academic enrichment program for students currently in grades 9 – 12)
We invite you to imagine yourself at Duke this summer if you are:
  • seeking to gain academic credit from renowned Duke faculty or interested in engaging deeply with a particular subject.
  • hoping to spend your summer enjoying residential activities on Duke’s historic West Campus.
  • seeking to prepare for college and to create an international network of peers.
Check out our 2018 Duke Summer Session for High School Students Blog for more information and a glimpse at what the programs are like.

Wake Forest Summer Session

The Wake Forest Summer Immersion program offers rising sophomores, juniors, seniors and incoming college freshmen the opportunity to experience the “beat and pulse” of some of the most exciting career pathways and college majors. Our week-long institutes give students valuable insight towards pursuing their goals before college.

UCSanta Barbara

https://www.summer.ucsb.edu/pre-college/research-mentorship-program-rmp
The Research Mentorship Program is a competitive, six-week summer program that engages qualified, high-achieving high school students from all over the world in interdisciplinary, hands-on, university-level research. Students will be paired up with a mentor (graduate student, postdoc, or faculty) and choose a research project from a large list of disciplines offered by the program each year.

https://www.summer.ucsb.edu/pre-college/science-engineering-research-academy-sera
The Science & Engineering Research Academy is a dynamic, 4-week residential and commuter summer program that introduces qualified high school students to the research enterprise through project-based, directed research in STEM-related fields. Students will take a 4-unit university course where they choose and develop a research topic specific to the track they select, under the direction of an instructor who is conducting active research in that field.

US Naval Academy

https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/NASS.php#fndtn-panel1-Steps-For
The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar is the first step in navigating your future to becoming one of our nation's next generation of leaders.  
If you are currently in your junior year of high school and considering the Naval Academy as your college of choice, we strongly recommend you consider applying to Summer Seminar. Summer Seminar will introduce you to life at the Academy, where you will experience first-class academic, athletic, and professional training at the #1 public college in the U.S.* (Top 25 Public College in the U.S. 2017, Forbes). Your Summer Seminar application will also serve as a preliminary application to the Academy that you will complete before or during your senior year.

https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/STEM.php#fndtn-panel1-Attending
Thinking of a career as a coder, game developer, designer, or robotics engineer? Then start with the experience of a world-class program like the Naval Academy’s Summer STEM Program.
STEM is all about exploring, creating, building, and making things better, and at our Summer STEM Program, you’ll do just that. You’ll work with students from all over the country as you test your problem-solving, creativity, and collaboration skills.