Other Opportunities


Great Expectations provides a myriad of support services to help current and former foster care youth gain access to community college.  A coach connects students to community resources, mentoring, scholarship opportunities, etc. to help remove barriers and ensure their success in community college and beyond. Coaches help with college applications and securing financial aid. Once a student is enrolled, coaches provide the critical “wrap-around” support that teenagers need, including:

  • Advising on curriculum choices
  • Finding mentoring or tutoring
  • Solving transportation and scheduling issues
  • Career planning and job hunting
  • Budgeting and financial planning

Since its inception in 2008, Great Expectations has served over 3,000 students, but there are many more college-age youth in the Commonwealth who are eligible for the program. More information can be found here. http://greatexpectations.vccs.edu/

National Youth Science Camp

This opportunity is a broad STEM experience that incorporates creative and performing arts as well as outdoor experience in an intense month-long camp in West Virginia for young scientists. The NYSC is an all-expenses-paid program. Applications are to be completed on line and are due February 28, 2018.

Do you know high-ability students interested in earning college credit this summer while learning about revolutionary thinking throughout history?  

Christopher Newport University's Summer Humanities Institute is a two-week residential program where students who take or plan to enroll in college-level coursework while in high school (AP, IB or DE) can learn in and outside the classroom from dynamic college faculty in the disciplines of philosophy, history, literature and cultural studies.

The multidisciplinary immersion course supports the advanced courses students are taking in high school. Participants live in our residence halls, eat in the dining halls, learn in college classrooms and earn three college credits.  

The Summer Humanities Institute will expose students to a wide range of thinkers and leaders who inspired or have been inspired by Shakespeare's writings. Participants will explore these issues from historical, literary, philosophical and artistic viewpoints. Students will develop critical-thinking skills through written and oral assignments, and take their learning beyond the classroom during activities and trips to off-campus labs and historical sites.

Check out the program website for additional information, and encourage interested students to apply!  

Feel free to contact me directly with any questions or concerns.


Lori Underwood 
Dean, College of Arts and Humanities
Christopher Newport University

Good news from 
Duke Summer Session!  We are happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for our life-changing summer programs at Duke University.  Whichever program you choose, over the course of the summer, you will find that Duke Summer Session is committed not only to building lifelong memories and friendships from around the world, but to laying the foundation for a future of collegiate success.  It is for this reason that students regularly report that our programs strengthened their college application and paved the way for academic excellence at top universities.  Follow the links below to apply to one of our transformative summer programs:
Summer College Application – A four-week, credit-bearing program for US students currently in 10th or 11th grade and international students currently in 10th – 12th grade in which they take undergraduate-level courses.
Summer Academy Application – A three-week program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade in which they take a certificate course.
Intensive STEM Academy Application – A one-week, STEM-based program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade that consists of a variety of laboratory tours, faculty lectures, and workshops.
We strongly encourage you to apply online today, as spaces fill quickly!

Applications for the 2018 Notre Dame Pre-College Programs are now live!

2018 Summer Scholars 
Program Date: June 23 – July 7, 2018

  • Spend two weeks living and learning on the Notre Dame campus
  • Focus on one of twenty program tracks, including Research Computing, Gender Studies, Law, and Literature
  • Live in the residence halls, eat at the dining hall, and study under Notre Dame faculty

For rising high school juniors and seniors.
Application deadline: February 5, 2018

2018 Leadership Seminars 
Program Date: July 14 – July 25, 2018

  • 10 day, all-expenses-paid program
  • Three seminars offered: American Arts, Popular Culture, and Social ChangeGlobal Issues: Towards a Just Peace; and Science, Ethics, and Responsibility
  • Experience life at Notre Dame, living on campus and studying under esteemed Notre Dame faculty

For rising high school seniors only.
Application deadline: January 29, 2018

2018 Study Abroad: Rome
Program Date: June 2 – June 16, 2018

  • Two weeks of study immersed in the history and culture of the Eternal City, with a focus on the architectural landscape and its stories
  • Scholars representing a range of fields are on hand to guide students in their exploration of this fascinating city
  • The Notre Dame Center in Rome serves as the home for lectures and discussions, while the city itself serves as the program's true classroom. 

For rising high school seniors only.
Application deadline: January 29, 2018

2018 Study Abroad: Ireland
Program Date: July 14 – July 28, 2018

  • 12 days exploring bustling Dublin and serene Connemara, Ireland
  • Guided by Notre Dame faculty and local scholars, students embark on an exploration of Irish culture, history, and landscape
  • Seminars held at the Keough-Naughton Notre Dame Center in Dublin and the historic castle of Kylemore Abbey in Connemara

For rising high school seniors only.
Application deadline: January 29, 2018.


For more details about the programs offered for Summer 2018, please visit precollege.nd.edu.


Office of Pre-College Programs | 574.631.0990
307 Brownson Hall | Notre Dame, IN 46556
precoll@nd.edu   |  precollege.nd.edu

I would like to alert you to a valuable academic opportunity that may be of interest to your students: the Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp, which will be held at Lebanon Valley College from June 24-29 and July 22-27, 2018


The goal of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp is to provide a window into the scientific basis of human health.  Through lectures and hands-on laboratory investigations in state-of-the-art laboratories, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry and medical ethics.  Students will learn how laboratory science can be translated into improved human health, and they will engage in investigative experiences that will allow them to apply their laboratory skills to real life problems.  In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, genetic counseling and biomedical laboratory research. The Health and Biomedical Sciences camp will provide a fun, challenging and engaging college environment in which students will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a biomedical scientist and health professional.  


For more information, or if you or your students have questions about the camp, you canvisit the Health and Biomedical Sciences website (http://www.lvc.edu/academics/summer-community-programming/health-biomedical-sciences-camp/) or contact Dr. Courtney Lappas at lappas@lvc.edu.


In conjunction with the Curry School of Education, the University of Virginia announces the 40th year of its residential summer program for gifted and/or high ability students. Students enrolled in grades 4-10 during the 2017/2018 school year were able to apply to attend a twelve day session. SEP has three summer sessions:

  • Session I: June 17-28, 2018
  • Session II: July 1-12, 2018
  • Session III: July 15-26, 2018

Applications for the Summer program are available on this website every December 15th and are due on February 15th for that summer's program.


Students in the program spend the morning and afternoon engaged in learning experiences designed to foster critical thinking, creative thinking, and inquiry processes. Instruction is differentiated to meet the individual readiness, learning profile, and interests of each student. A variety of course offerings across fields and disciplines offer students the opportunity to engage in authentic learning experiences that model the work of experts. The teaching staff of SEP utilizes best practices to maximize potential in each student and ignite a passion for lifelong learning. Students will take one of the courses that are listed on the application in the morning. Once accepted to the program, students receive a second list of courses that they will choose from, for the afternoon course. The courses that are offered in the afternoon are different than the ones offered in the morning


Applications can be submitted either online or with our paper application. We highly recommend applying online. There are four elements of an SEP application. If you are a first-time applicant, you will need to read the "Summer Enrichment Program Application Processbefore beginning.


The cost for the 2018 twelve-day program is $1300.  The cost includes tuition, room, board, materials, recreational activities and accident insurance. There is an application fee of $25. If accepted, you will see a payment link on your status page. The tuition is payable in two installments. The first, non-refundable payment will be due on May 1, and the second and final payment will be due on June 1. Financial Aid is available based on need. Applications are due no later than midnight on February 15, 2018.


Every summer SEP awards approximately $30,000 to $40,000 in financial aid to families who request it based on submission of a completed Financial Aid Form and the relative need of all those applying. The 2018 form will be available on the Summer Application Process page (link above.)

Submit the completed form and attachments no later than March 1, 2018 to be considered for aid for summer. Application for aid does not affect your chances for admission.


Applications are reviewed on a combination of test scores, a teacher recommendation, and a written response that reflects critical and creative thinking and are compared with other applications from students in the same age group and gender. Final acceptance numbers are based on dorm spaces available in each gender and age group. Applications are available beginning December 15th and will be due February 15th, 2018. Acceptance decisions  for on-time applicants will be communicated via email on or before April 15, 2018.


VCU program

VCU program

VCU program

VCU program

VCU program

VCU program

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to apply to our High School Visitation program on Saturday, April 21st, 2018. The program gives young women a comprehensive look at engineering fields and UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers and hands-on design activities. The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience, but we particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field and may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing a STEM career.

To apply, students should complete the HSV Spring 2018 Application which can be found here. This spring session particularly targets high school juniors, but sophomores and seniors can also apply. Students who have previously applied to HSV, are in the targeted grade level, and demonstrate a strong interest in engineering through their essay will receive priority acceptance and priority consideration for an overnight stay.

The attached flier provides more information about the event and instructions on how to apply online through our website.

The application must be completed online by 11:59 pm on Saturday, March 17th, 2018.

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