Summer College Programs

  • Summer programs offer opportunities to gain college credit, experience college life, travel, get an internship, meet like-minded peers, learn from experts, develop projects and much more.

    Note: CHHS is not responsible for the legitimacy or quality of the programs listed.



    Our summer Pre-College program options include the following:

    • Summer Session, students take two full-length Carnegie Mellon courses in a variety of disciplines, ranging from Computer Science, History to Music Technology.
    • Summer Academy for Math and Science, provides students from underrepresented communities the opportunity to achieve skills to pursue and complete majors in STEM fields.
    • National High School Game Academy, for students who want to learn about modern video game development through a unique blend of left- and right-brain college-level work.
    • Computational Biology, a three-week program for students looking to learn more about the intersection of the two disciplines.
    • Unique programs in the Fine Arts - ArchitectureArtDesignDrama or Music – in which the students experience developing their skills in a conservatory or studio setting.
    • Writing & Culture is our new program this year. Guided by the mentorship and instruction of our highly distinguished, permanent faculty members, students will improve their ability to analyze complex, ever-changing problems through astute investigations of culture and society.

    Students may apply for the program here. Feel free to share this email with any student you think might be interested in applying!





    • 2020 Summer Term High School Programs at Boston University, please visit BU's website at for futher information.
    • Here is a brief overview of our programs:
      • High School Honors is a six-week residential, commuter, or online program in which students take Boston University undergraduate courses and earn up to eight transferable college credits.
      • RISE Internship/Practicum is a six-week, non-credit residential or commuter program in which students conduct scientific research in a university lab under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
      • Academic Immersion (AIM) is a three-week, non-credit residential program for students to focus intensively on a single academic topic while enjoying and experiencing life on a college campus.
      • Summer Challenge is a two-week residential program in which students take two non-credit seminars of their choice and experience life on a college campus.
      • Summer Preview is a one-week, non-credit commuter or residential program in which students explore one subject of interest while previewing the college experience.


    • Here are the 2020 programs for high school students:
      • College Edge Summer Sessions

        • For students entering grades 11 – 12 or freshman year
        • Study for six weeks or 12 weeks during the Summer
        • Choose from Columbia courses in dozens of subject areas
        • Take classes with Columbia undergraduate students and earn college credit

        Apply by March 1, and we'll waive our application fee



    • Johns Hopkins University is pleased to offer two pre-college programs this summer for high school students: 
    • More details about both programs, including dates, times,  and costs can be found here.