Pre-College & Summer Opportunities

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Study Abroad

Study Abroad Rome and Ireland program applications are due January 28

Rising seniors may apply for this incredible international adventure to Ireland or Rome and earn college credit. 

Leadership Seminars

Application fee waivers due January 21

Applications are due January 28

Rising seniors may apply for this 10-day residential program, which is fully funded by the University and includes travel expenses. This is a competitive program for students who have excelled academically and in areas of school and community leadership. 

Summer Scholars: 

Financial Aid Requests due February 11

Applications are due February 19

Rising juniors and seniors may apply for this 2 week residential program. Students apply for one of 22 courses of study, ranging from business, science, liberal arts, and the social sciences. 

Summer Scholars Highlighted Courses


Students have the opportunity to participate in an archaeological dig at Old College on campus and delve into the methods and theories archaeologists use to understand the past and the knowledge of what a career in archaeology entails.

Christianity and World Religions

A course that focuses on approaching the great world religions from a historical and theological viewpoint and learning basic meditation practice, students will have a greater understanding of what is essential to Christian faith and practice, as well as a greater appreciation of the spiritual paths of other faiths.

Russia and the West

How do Russians view the West? Students seek to answer this complex question with a historical sweep that will range from the reign of Peter the Great (1682-1725), which marked Russia’s first widespread engagement with the West, to the present.

Malcolm X to the Beatles: Youth Activism in the 60s

In this history course, students examine the historical roots of today’s Black Lives Matter, Dreamers, anti-globalization, environmentalist, and LGBT movements. Students walk away with a deeper appreciation of the wider concepts of democracy and activism, as well as a broader understanding of the numerous consequences associated with repression and multiple forms of discrimination.

As always I encourage you and your students at Caddo Parish Magnet High School to learn more about all of our course offerings on our website If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out by email to Pre-College staff at or by phone at (574) 631-0990

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Brandeis offers diverse high school programming for every learner:

  • Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine – unique, behind-the-scenes insight into the dynamic world of medicine through experiential learning, guest lectures and networking opportunities. Students visit the best medical schools in the country, premiere medical centers, and meet in small groups with national leaders in the field. June 23 – June 29
  • App Design – 45 hours of classroom instruction and mentorship from Brandeis Professor Tim Hickey. Students will advance their computer coding and programmings skills, and gain real-life experience pitching their app design to programmers at Google’s Cambridge campus. July 7 – July 18
  • QAA (Queer Academics and Activism): a brand-new seminar on LGBTQIA+ Histories & Futures. Relying on research and scholarship, gain insight into queer activism, theories of practice that guide effective engagement, and culminate with an action plan you can take back to your communities. June 23 – June 28
  • Service Corps – ranked in the top ten universities for community engagement, Brandeis Service Corps provides hands-on community service projects and leadership development. Students work in small groups with faculty and community partners to understand the roots of social problems through their service work. July 7 – July 18
  • Genesis: Jewish Leadership – students will join a vibrant and diverse Jewish community, learning from leading scholars and practitioners doing cutting edge work and research in environmental science, social entrepreneurship, technology, gender, public policy, world religions and culinary arts. July 2 – July 15 or July 2 – July 29
  • BIMA: Jewish Arts – an immersive program for students seeking to pursue serious artistic growth within a vibrant Jewish community. Students dedicate more than 100 hours in the music conservatory, art studio, theater or creative writing workshop, honing their skills and creating art with world-class arts faculty. July 2 – July 29

For nearly two decades, Brandeis has offered high school students the opportunity to benefit from this extraordinary academic and social atmosphere. I hope to welcome your students to the Brandeis campus this summer.

See Mrs. Britt by December 20th to be nominated.

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SFA Pre-Law Academy  •  June 8-15, 2019

The Division of Multidisciplinary Programs at Stephen F. Austin State University is pleased to announce its annual Pre-Law Academy, an innovative, week-long program, which introduces current high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to the exciting legal profession. Students selected for participation in this program will:

  • explore options for undergraduate study
  • interact with top judges and attorneys from throughout Texas
  • gain firsthand information from law school admission counselors
  • explore career options in the legal profession
  • conduct a mock crime scene investigation
  • and participate in a mock trial competition.

SFA’s Pre-Law Academy is the only program of its type open to current sophomores, juniors and seniors. We encourage you to share this information and the attached flyer with your students, family and friends.

For more information, including application materials and how you can support the program through a monetary donation, click here.

Image result for washington university in st louisHigh School Summer Institutes combine traditional undergraduate class and lab curriculum with organized field trips, guest lectures, and small group activities in order for students to gain valuable academic and career experience. Institutes are divided into morning and afternoon sessions that include assigned readings, daily assignments, and a final project. High School Summer Institutes are noncredit, academic programs. All of our institutes are taught by Washington University affiliated instructors which include faculty, graduate students, post docs, and adjuncts.

High School Summer Institute students live on campus in one of our top-ranked, air-conditioned residence halls. In addition to coursework, students participate in specialized seminars and a variety of weekend and evening social events. Learn about life on campus during a Summer Experience.

2019 Institutes

We offer several different institutes each summer:

Academic Support Groups

Academic support groups provide an opportunity for students to meet and discuss issues outside of the classroom and further develop their time management, research, presentation, and study skills. These groups, led by our academic supervisor, are designed to assist students with understanding the syllabus and course expectations. These groups also aid in identifying students who may need tutoring or other additional support during the program. Academic support groups are held on Monday afternoons at 12:30pm. Attendance at academic support groups is mandatory.


Throughout the program, we offer a variety of seminars focused on preparing students to apply and attend college. Students who attend at least 3 seminars will receive a special certificate of participation. The topics for our 2019 seminars are:

  • Preparing for Your College Application
  • Writing the College Admissions Essay
  • Financial Aid 101
  • Acing Your Interview
  • College Life Skills

In addition to our seminars we also offer our very popular College Forum. This special event is a panel discussion with members of our Washington University community who share advice on choosing a college, major, and insights about Washington University. Seminars and the College Forum are included in the program fee and are optional to attend.

Weekend Outings and Nightly Social Events

Program assistants lead weekend outings and arrange nightly social events that introduce students to the vibrant, exciting city of Saint Louis and life on campus at Washington University. Nightly social events include activities such as capture the flag games, pizza parties, get-to-know each other games, and movie nights. Weekend outings are organized based on student interest and include trips to local museums, attractions, and restaurants. Some of the most popular St. Louis area destinations are:

  • St. Louis Arch
  • St. Louis Zoo
  • Missouri Botanical Gardens
  • St. Lous Art Museum
  • City Museum

Every student completes a social event survey that helps us plan events for the summer. Weekend outings and social events are included in the program fee and are optional to attend.

One-on-One Support

We know that attending a pre-college program can be an exciting, but sometimes challenging experience. We also recognize that each student will have their own unique and individual needs during the program. This is why we assign each student a residential program assistant to provide academic, residential, and emotional support. Students meet weekly with their residential program assistant to discuss questions and concerns, provide insight on campus resources, and encourage social involvement. We also have staff on call 24/7 to address any issues that may arise.

Student Evaluation

Institute students are evaluated based on attendance, completion of assignments, quaity of work produced, participation in discussions, interaction with peers, engagement during activities as well as their ability to adhere to academic integrity standards and program policies. At the end of the program, students who have met the expectations of the program will receive a certificate of completion. High School Summer Institutes are noncredit programs. Grades are not issued for courses.

It is important to note that participation in a High School Summer Institute does not guarantee admission to Washington University.

Program Fees

Program fees vary by institute and include all academic and residential expenses. Scholarship assistance is available for students who demonstrate financial need. See 2019 Fees for more information on fees and scholarship assistance.


To be eligible for a High School Summer Institute students should:

  • Be a current freshman, sophomore, or junior in high school.
  • Have an academic average of B+ (3.3/4.0) or better.
  • As an international student, provide documentation of your ability to complete coursework in English (equivalent of a TOEFL score of 90).

How to Apply

In order to apply to a High School Summer Institute, students must complete an online application, including two short essays, and submit the following supplemental information:

We review applications on a rolling basis. Once we receive all of the required supplemental information to complete an application, students are notified by email of the admission decision within 10-12 business days. Qualified applicants are admitted until all spaces in the program are filled or until April 1. We strongly encourage students to apply early!



Join us for the Humanities Overnight Program, a two-day event tailored specifically for high school juniors with a demonstrated interest in the humanities. During the event, you will have the opportunity to sit in on classes, have individual time to meet with current professors and experts in their fields, get a behind-the-scenes tour of humanities facilities, and attend a college essay writing workshop led by our Admissions Office and faculty from one of our humanities departments.

Participants will stay overnight in on-campus housing. Meals, lodging, and transportation to and from campus will be paid for by the university.

How do I apply?

Students interested in the program should ask a teacher, counselor, or mentor to fill out the nomination form on their behalf by emailing This form should be submitted only by a teacher, counselor, or other nominator. Applicants to the Humanities Overnight Program cannot be considered without a nomination.

How do you define humanities?

At Hopkins, some of our humanities majors and minors include: archaeology, classics, English, German and romance languages and literatures, history, history of art, history of science and technology, Near Eastern studies, philosophy, and Writing Seminars.


Young Scholars Program

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  • $1,000 – $2,000 annual scholarship in addition to other merit awards for which students qualify.
  • A community whose members are seen as the academic leaders on campus.
  • Invitation-only receptions with Miami University key officials.
  • Immediate, meaningful relationships with leading faculty before students even arrive on campus.
  • Specialized academic advising to chart college paths and foster networking connections in academic fields of study.
  • Guaranteed placement in some of Miami’s most competitive experiential learning opportunities.
  • Access to University Honors Program courses.
  • Guaranteed placement in an Honors Living-Learning Community.
  • Opportunities for engaging internships and full-immersion preceptorships with Miami alumni.
  • Seminars with other Scholars to sharpen the professional skills that employers demand.
  • Designated study room and special borrowing privileges with University Libraries.
  • Guaranteed invitation to Omicron Delta Kappa.
  • Exclusive UASP community-wide events.
  • Unique opportunities to engage with distinguished guest speakers and lecturers.
  • Designation as a fellow in the Harry T. Wilks Leadership Institute, a program committed to developing leaders for a changing world.

UASP Designations

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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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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