Sophomore College Summer Programs

Your one-stop shop guide to going to a summer program at a college or university. If you are interested in a summer program proposal, please see the Summer Experiences page (page coming soon).

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College Programs by Specialization

* indicates that this program has an earlier deadline for Minds Matter students.

College Prep

Baldwin Wallace University - Minds Matter of Cleveland (Less Selective)

Ithaca College (Less Selective)

Middlebury Summer Language Institute (Selective)

National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) (Less Selective)

Pace University (Less Selective)

Summer Discovery (Less Selective)

Syracuse University - Summer College (Less Selective)

University of California, Los Angeles - Pre-College Summer Institutes (Less Selective)

University of California, Santa Cruz (Less Selective)

University of Maryland - Terp Young Scholars (Less Selective)

Brown University, Summer @Brown (Selective)

Brown University Leadership Program (Selective)

Carleton College (Selective)

Davidson College July Experience (Selective)

Duke University Summer Academy (Selective)

Georgetown University - Summer College Preparatory Program (Selective) 

George Washington University Summer Immersion (Selective)

Junior Statesmen Summer School (JSA) (Selective)

Northwestern University (Selective)

Notre Dame Summer Scholars (Selective)

Phillips Exeter Academy (Selective)

Skidmore College (Selective) 

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes (Selective)

Stanford Humanities Institute (Selective)

Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) (Selective)

Vanderbilt Summer Academy (Selective)

Washington University in St. Louis - Summer Institutes (Selective)

Westmont Summer Science Program - Santa Barbara (Selective)

Yale Young Global Scholars (Selective)

Boston University - Summer Challenge (Very Selective)

Harvard - Pre-College Program (Very Selective)