Events & Summer Opportunities


USC Bovard Scholars Summer Program for Juniors


Summer 2018 Eligibility Requirements

  • You must have completed at least the 9th grade by June 17, 2018.
  • You should be pursuing a rigorous high school curriculum to excel in USC Summer Programs.
  • You are required to attend all class meetings beginning Monday, June 18, 2018.  Late arrivals cannot be accommodated.
  • You may be either a domestic or international student.


Domestic Student Application

Friday, April 27, 2018

All application materials must be received into our office by these dates to be considered for the USC Summer Programs.

Admission Process

  • Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis as applications are completed. Classes fill quickly, so complete your application as early as possible.
  • You can apply to three courses, but you will be admitted into and enrolled in only one course. Each course requires 5 to 6 hours of instruction per day. It is not possible for students to enroll in multiple courses.
  • If your preferred course is full or cancelled for any reason and you are a qualified applicant, you will be admitted into and enrolled in your second or third choice course. You will be contacted by the USC Summer Programs Office if a space in your preferred course becomes available.
  • You will be notified of your acceptance to the program by email. The notification is sent to the email address provided during the online registration. Be sure to use an email address that you check frequently.
  • Once accepted, you must pay a non-refundable deposit of $500 to secure your seat in the course to which you were admitted.
  • You are responsible to monitor the status of your application and the submission of application documents via the student portal. Students will be notified, via email, only when their application is complete.  Applications will not be reviewed until ALL materials are received.

How to Apply

All communication from the Summer Programs’ Office, including application status, program updates, and payment, will be sent through email.  When registering for the online application, please be sure to use an email address that you check frequently.

  1. Complete and submit the online application through the student portal, including the 300-500 word essay written by you.
  2. Pay the $60 application fee.
  3. Choose a teacher, mentor, or someone else who can comment on your academic achievement, level of maturity, and personal integrity and request the she or he complete the letter of recommendation form.
  4. Send the completed form to the USC Summer Programs Office. It may be emailed from the recommender’s email address, faxed, or mailed to the address below.
  5. Mail an official high school transcript to the USC Summer Programs Office. Transcripts must be signed and stamped by your school office. Emailed or faxed transcripts are not accepted.

Send documents to:
USC Summer Programs
649 W. 34th St, Suite 108
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1627
213-740-6417 (fax)

Please note: The Summer Programs Application is only used for the Summer Programs admissions process. Admission to and/or participation in this program does not guarantee admission to USC or its various schools. Students interested in applying to an undergraduate degree program must follow the application procedures set forth by the USC Office of Admission.

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Experience College Life Firsthand!

Frontiers offers soon-to-be high school juniors and seniors two or four weeks of hands-on classes and labs, plus an exploration of the humanities. Live on campus. Eat in the dining hall. Enjoy workshops, field trips, performances, and activities with students across the United States and around the globe. It makes for one unforgettable summer!

STEM Specialties

Frontiers is a unique experience – you spend two weeks immersed in what you love. From chemistry and math to cybersecurity and engineering, you’ll complete hands-on projects with WPI faculty and grad students in state-of-the-art facilities on campus. In each two-week session, participants select one STEM specialty. Be sure to rank your top three choices when applying! Check out the course descriptions for more information.

Humanities & Arts Workshops

WPI is much more than a tech school, so it only makes sense that Frontiers extends beyond STEM exploration. Along with testing your video game, making progress in your chemistry project, or putting the finishing touches on your team’s robot, you’ll have the chance to further explore your passions through writing, music, art, or even magic. Check out the course descriptions for more information on selecting your Humanities & Arts workshop.


Session Prices

  • Frontiers I or II: $2,995
  • Frontiers I and II: $4,795

Application Requirements

  • Completed Frontiers 2018 application
  • Recommendation letter (PDF) from mathematics teacher, science teacher, or guidance counselor (may be mailed or emailed)
  • Essay of up to 500 words on “Why I would like to attend the Frontiers program”
  • Official high school transcript (including current year grades) submitted by guidance counselor
  • TOEFL or IELTs score for non-native English speakers (may be waived by written request)
  • $50 application fee

Applications and supporting materials may be submitted online, and must be received by April 1, 2018. We look forward to reviewing your work, and hopefully, welcoming you to campus over the summer.


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.

In addition to gaining a deep relationship with their mentor, they will learn about research techniques, gain insight into professional research-based opportunities, and mature their academic goals. The lecture series – GRIT talks – will connect students to some of the best minds among the UCSB research community who present on their ground-breaking research and innovative technology. Along with these academic benefits, the students will be immersed in university life and networked with equally ambitious and curious peers.

Program Dates: June 24 – August 4, 2018
Applications are now open. To apply click HERE.

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.

Students will develop academic and professional skills by presenting their research findings in a capstone seminar, networking with peers, and experiencing university life in a challenging environment. The lecture series – GRIT talks – will connect students to some of the best minds among the UCSB research community who present on their ground-breaking research and innovative technology.

Program Dates: June 24 – July 21, 2018
Applications are now open. To apply click HERE.


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Pre-College Programs

Eligibility and Application Requirements

Eligibility for Summer Scholars

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, 2018

Qualified applicants must be self-motivated, self-disciplined, and demonstrate a high level of maturity. In addition, applicants must express a sincere desire to be part of the Notre Dame community while they are participating in the program.

Application Requirements

Interested students must submit an online application, a high school transcript, a counselor report, and a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher. Standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, or PSAT) are strongly encouraged to enhance a student’s Summer Scholars application, but they are not required.

Please have the following items prepared before you begin your application process:

  • High school guidance counselor name and email address*
  • High school recommending teacher’s name and email address*
  • An electronic copy of your standardized test scores (you may scan a copy of your score report and upload it in the online application when instructed to do so);
  • Major credit card for payment of $52.25 application fee (includes online processing fee)

*Supplemental documentation is required to complete your application. Our office will send an auto-email to your counselor requesting a transcript, counselor report, and school profile. Our office will also send an auto-email to your recommending teacher requesting their recommendation. Please speak with your recommending teacher and obtain their approval before you add your teacher’s contact information to your application. Please read the application instructions very carefully and follow up with your counselor and teacher to confirm their receipt of the auto-emails.

Applications and all supporting documents must be submitted by February 5, 2018. Note: Files will be reviewed once all application materials are received.

Click Here to Apply to Summer Scholars!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Pre-College Programs at or (574) 631-0990.

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Each summer Pratt Institute’s PreCollege program welcomes over 400 high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to our Brooklyn campus for nearly a month, where they encounter life as an art and design college student.

Students choose a major focus modeled after Pratt’s undergraduate offerings. To complement this chosen major, students are automatically enrolled in foundation, art history, and portfolio development classes. Upon completion of the program, students earn four elective college credits.

Reflecting Pratt’s academic culture, PreCollege students are immersed in their studio practice and actively participating in a rigorous full schedule of classes Monday to Friday. Classes are led by Pratt’s renowned faculty of working artists and professional designers who are committed to sharing their expertise in the field.

Beyond enjoying the beauty of Pratt’s campus in classes or taking advantage of our state-of-the-art equipment and studio spaces, students are provided with opportunities after class and during weekends to explore New York City through lectures and cultural and social events.

PreCollege students get a head start on college by living and studying with peers from across the country and around the world. The program welcomes both domestic and international students with diverse backgrounds and experiences to share a common interest in exploring creative fields in a vibrant urban setting.

The program culminates in an exhibition of students’ work curated in gallery spaces throughout campus. Family members, friends, and members of the creative community are invited to our final exhibition to share in the joy of students’ accomplishments. PreCollege students leave enriched, empowered, and ready to be our future artists, designers, and creative thinkers.


  • Explore the possibility of studying art, design, architecture, creative writing, or cultural studies.
  • Confirm that this is the subject you want to study in college.
  • Develop your skills through college-level coursework, and earn 4 college credits.
  • Develop a body of work for your portfolio to support admission into college.
  • Meet other students who share your interests.
  • Get a preview of the college experience.


By email:
By phone: 718.636.3453
In Person: If you wish to meet with a staff representative, please call ahead for an appointment to meet at our Brooklyn offices:

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PharmFUTURE 2017-2018

High school students who are interested in pharmacy are invited to attend PharmFUTURE.  At this event, students will have the opportunity to learn about exciting careers in pharmacy.

PharmFUTURE is scheduled for January 4, 2018.  


•  Find out if pharmacy is right for you!

  • Learn about the diverse job opportunities within the profession of pharmacy
  • Participate in hands on activities and live demonstrations while learning pharmacy skills and techniques
  • Gain perspective about a “day in the life” of a pharmacist

•  Receive tips and guidance on how to prepare for your education and career in pharmacy practice.

•  Meet our professional students and faculty members


  • Open to students entering junior or senior year of high school

Registration is OPEN

Tentative Schedule
8:00 Welcome
8:15 Why Pharmacy?
8:30 My Generation Rx
9:10 Student Panel
9:30 Refreshment Break
10:00 Lab
(Group 1)
Round Table
(Group 2)
11:00 Round Table
(Group 1)
(Group 2)
12:00 Putting the Pieces Together
12:15 Q&A Dismissal



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We’re excited to announce applications are now open for the Tulane Summer Enrichment Institute in STEM!

Enrichment Opportunities
The Tulane Summer Enrichment Institute in STEM provides your middle and high school students the opportunity to explore science and engineering at Tulane University.

Our enrichment program is a project-based curriculum designed around fun and engaging activities that foster the creative problem-solving skills needed for lifelong engagement with STEM fields. Coding, robotics, ecology, engineering, and app development are just some of the areas your students can explore. They can spend their summer building robots, making an app, engineering a better bike helmet, or learning how cities will adapt to future challenges.

Courses are developed for rising 6th graders through rising 11th graders.

Click here to learn more about the opportunities available to students this summer:

Are your students ready to apply? Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis, and space is limited – click the “Pre-College Students” tab for the residential and day program applications:

Contact Us
If you have any questions about the program, please contact our office at (504) 314-7867 or via email at
Best wishes,
The Tulane Summer Enrichment Institute Team