Summer Enrichment Programs

Boston University 

This year, Boston University is offering five pre-college programs:

High School Honors is a 6-week residential, commuter, or online program for students who are entering their junior or senior year of high school in the fall. Students will take undergraduate courses and earn up to eight transferable college credits. Application deadline: May 31, 2019.

Academic Immersion is a three-week, non-credit program for students to focus intensively on a single academic topic, Intro to Experimental Psychology, Intro to Medicine or Creative Writing, while enjoying and experiencing life on a college campus. This is for students entering junior or senior year in the fall. Open until filled.

Summer Challenge is a two-week residential program for students who are entering sophomore, junior or senior high school this fall. Students will take two non-credit seminars of their choice and experience life on a college campus. Open until filled.

Summer Preview is a one-week, non-credit commuter or residential program where students explore one subject of interest while previewing the college experience. Students must be entering their freshman or sophomore year of high school in the fall. Open until filled.

For more information and to apply, visit Boston University

Boston University 

The New England center based at Boston University's College of Communication, is again offering a unique Investigative Journalism Workshop this summer, would be a perfect fit for students who are interested in journalism or writing. Our three two-week workshops will begin on June 26. During each session, students participate in seminars and work alongside BU faculty and award-winning local and national journalists on investigative stories that could be published on the center's website or in regional and national publications. For more information about our program, visit our website: Boston University

NEW - A Community Leadership Program for High School Youth 

Youth Leadership Somerset is a nine-month program for high school students who live in Somerset County. Youth Leadership Somerset builds an active, educated, and involved network of young people who are empowered to guide the future of this community. This program is for you if you are looking to: understand more about civic and ethical issues confronting you, your peers, and your community, learn the importance of solving community issues through personal responsibility, teamwork, and principled leadership, meet and connect with adults who are subject matter experts and leaders in our community. The program year runs from September to May and sessions take place one Saturday a month, typically between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Additional information. The application is due in May.

Cornell University 

Cornell University Summer College is one of the nation’s longest running and most highly regarded precollege programs. It offers high school students an unparalleled opportunity to take courses at a great Ivy League university while earning college credit, work closely with distinguished faculty, exploring majors and career options, prepping for college applications and making friends from around the world. The programs are open to motivated high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Some of the programs are Architecture, Art, Design and Fashion, Sculpture are just some of the programs available. Application and Information

NEW -Duke University 

Good News… Summer and STEM Academy admissions deadline has been extended to April 29, 2019! At Duke Summer Session we believe that intellectual curiosity is a virtue that should be pursued relentlessly. Each summer we provide high school students with the opportunity to engage more deeply with an academic topic than ever before. Whether you are interested in becoming a Global Executive, Entrepreneur or Researcher, combating cyber-attacks, defending human rights, or predicting the future through mathematical modeling, our three-week Summer Academy courses are the opportunity. Our one-week Accelerated STEM Academy will provide you a “behind-the-scenes” look at the research happening at Duke, give you a chance to do your own laboratory activities, and learn from renowned faculty from Duke’s School of Medicine! Courses fill quickly, so apply online today and take a powerful step towards pursuing your intellectual passion. Duke University

Pace University 

Pace University’s Summer Scholars Institute for high school students will be held from July 14 to July 27 on our New York City Campus. The Summer Scholars Institute is a groundbreaking, intensive two-week program designed for rising high school juniors and seniors. The five major academic tracks for this year are: Business, Criminal Justice, Digital Film Production, Psychology and Theater Arts. The application deadline is April 15, 2019. For more information about the program visit: Summer Scholars at Pace

Rutgers Business School Summer Camp 

Rutgers Business Camp will provide high school students an opportunity to learn the basics of business. Students will form business teams which will become partnerships in creating proposed new business ventures. They will develop business plans with their new partners and present those plans in a business plan competition. Integrated into this experience will be visits to various corporate/business sites, speakers, and lessons on beginning to identify potential college majors and career paths. There will be visits to business locations to provide the students with a first-hand exposure to how business is conducted. Sample sites may include AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, and Hershey. The camp is a week-long and campers will be resident on the Livingston Campus in Piscataway. The fees include all camp fees and room & board for the week. Session dates are July 7-13 or July 21-27, 2019. Cost is $1,500 with a $100 non-refundable deposit.

Rutgers Prep Summer School 

You can find the perfect program for your children of every age at Rutgers Preparatory School. Our outstanding academic Summer School offers advanced credit, review and enrichment opportunities in every discipline. Some of the courses are: Writing, Math, Pre-Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry.  For more information, please visit: Rutgers Prep.


Why Summerfuel? Here are seven reasons: Taste of college, a global perspective, go beyond tourism, be inspired, students first, safe & sound and once you go, you know. Some of the programs are: Pre-college, Study Abroad, College Admissions Prep and Social Entrepreneurship. For additional information and apply: Summer Fuel.

University of Maryland 

Terp Young Scholars invites high school students with exceptional ability and promise to an outstanding pre-college experience at the University of Maryland and earn three university credits. Session dates: July 7th through July 26th.  Some of the programs: Intro to Kinesiology, International Political Relations, Intro to Forensic Sciences, Discovering Architecture, Biopharmaceutical Production, Fire Protection Engineering, Mock Trial to name a few. To learn more and apply visit: University of Maryland

University of Virginia—The Cornerstone Summer Institute 

The Cornerstone Summer Institute is a week-long summer camp at the University of Virginia where high school students learn about slavery and its legacies by exploring the University, Charlottesville, and area landmarks. The camp provides rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with the opportunity to engage in historical investigation, archaeological excavation, and community engagement in order to learn and develop thinking skills that will prepare them for success in college and beyond. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until April 22, 2019. Some financial aid is available for students with demonstrated need. For more information and to apply visit: Cornerstone Summer Institute.