Summer 2023 

*Columbia University Summer Emersion: New York City

Enroll in an intensive pre-college course, designed to challenge and engage high-achieving students in a supportive environment.

  • Choose from over 70 courses in a dozen subject areas.

  • Study alongside a cohort of like-minded students from all over the world.

  • Experience college life while discovering one of the world's great cities.

  • Attend college success events to prepare for the academic rigors of university life.

  • Earn a Columbia University Certification of Participation and an instructor evaluation.


Summer Emersion Online

Dive into an Ivy League education this summer with Columbia’s world-class instructors, and a dynamic online learning platform.

  • Interact with Columbia instructors and experts in their fields.

  • Engage with an international community of students.

  • Prepare for college and the admissions process through specially designed programs.

  • Participate in extracurricular activities led by current students.

  • Earn a Columbia University Certification of Participation and evaluation letter


*Guilford College Rise 2023

Are you a high school junior looking for a way to earn college credit and live on a college campus this summer?
The Guilford College Rise program is a three-week residential experience where students live and learn on the Guilford College campus in Greensboro, N.C.
Next year's dates are June 25 through July 14, 2023. Please complete this short form so they can be notified with the application opens.


Next year's courses will focus on international affairs and entrepreneurship and will be led by a team of faculty from Guilford College.
We're looking for self-motivated learners with a record of sound academic achievement. Participants will receive six college-level credits, an increase over the 2022 program. Scholarships will be available.


*Meredith STEM College Summer Program

Summer College is a residential experience that will run Monday through Friday for two consecutive weeks. Students are expected to participate for all ten days and must provide their own transportation to and from the campus each Monday and Friday. Students must arrive on campus no later than 9 a.m. each Monday and depart no later than 6 p.m. on Friday unless a late activity is planned. Dates for the Summer College are June 19 – June 30, 2023 (Monday through Friday of each week). If there is sufficient interest in the program, a second program will be offered July 8 – July 18, 2023 (Monday through Friday of each week). Please be aware that when you apply, you are applying for the program currently being offered in June. View a pdf of the sample schedule.  Click the link below for application information.

*The Young Scholars Summer Research Institute

The Young Scholars Summer Research Institute is a three-week program that provides high school students enrolled in Durham Public Schools (DPS) with training to enhance their writing, research, and presentation skills. The program is sponsored by the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University in partnership with Durham Public Schools (DPS). In keeping with the Samuel DuBois Cook Center’s central mission as a community of scholars engaged in the study of the causes and consequences of inequality, program participants explore curriculum related to the economic, social, and political dimensions of inequality.  Please use the link below for more information.  This program is free to DPS students.

*NC State University Pre-College Programs

N.C. State University has a wealth of summer programs for high school students. Please click the link below for more information.

Each summer, the College of Engineering at NC State University offers rising 9th and 10th grade high school students the opportunity to experience engineering at NC State. We offer multidisciplinary week-long day camps that provides an experience into how engineers solve problems. Teams of campers experience introductory activities then transition to work on a collaborative team-oriented challenge project, learn about how computer scientists impact the world and how entrepreneurs create solutions for our changing lives

*Wake Forest University Summer Immersion Program

The Wake Forest Summer Immersion Program empowers high school students to manifest their goals. Through meaningful real-world experiences, robust academics, an inclusive campus culture, networking and mentorship, students are able to discover their passions and clarify their future pathway. 

Students can choose from a variety of on-campus learning opportunities that fit best with their busy summer schedules. Whether you’re interested in applying to Wake or not, the Summer Immersion Program is a great way to experience life on a college campus and Wake is a pretty great place to discover the major or career pathway that’s right for you. There is no hard deadline for the program. We accept students on a rolling basis until all programs are filled!