Summer College Programs

What Is a Pre-College Summer Program?

A pre-college summer program offers high school students the opportunity to take classes at a college and experience college life during the summer. Most programs range from one to seven weeks long.

You can take programs that focus on a number of diverse subjects, such as writing, drama, leadership, entrepreneurship, and engineering. Many summer programs offer both residential and commuter options. Students can stay in dorms with their peers or commute from home if they live close to campus.  Tuition is required for most programs.  


Cornell SCE Precollege Studies

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Pre-College Campus Events and Activities

To build a lasting community among our pre-college residential students, we strongly encourage you to participate in organized activities during the evenings and weekends throughout your stay at Hopkins. Evening activities include talent shows, dance parties, movie nights, arts and crafts, karaoke, cooking, sports, game nights, and more. Residential staff accompanies you on field trips to nearby attractions, including Baltimore’s world-class art museums, the Inner Harbor, Orioles baseball games at Camden Yards, Hershey Park, Annapolis, and Washington, DC. Residential coordinators encourage you to suggest activities according to your interests.

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Summer Discovery High School and Middle School course registration is now open!

Popular courses will fill up fast. Encourage students to apply and enroll today to ensure a spot in their desired course(s).We offer more than 300 options including world-class STEM, Business, Law, and Arts courses. Middle school and high school students will gain an academic advantage this summer while experiencing life on a college campus. 

Students should submit their applications and enroll today to secure a spot in the course(s) of their choice.

*Not valid for Summer Discovery Academies or Discovery Internships, or at University of Miami, University of Pennsylvania, UC Santa Barbara SRA and RMP, Wharton, Wellesley, Johns Hopkins.