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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Minds Matter Deadlines for Partner Programs

Please note the following deadlines for partner programs. These dates may differ than the ones shown on their websites because they are exclusive for MM students.


  • Carnegie Mellon University Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science
  • Harvard Pre-College Program
  • Harvard Secondary School Program
  • Middlebury Interactive Language Summer Academy
  • Phillips Exeter Academy
  • Stanford Arts Institute
  • Stanford Humanities Institute
  • University of Michigan - Math and Science Scholars
  • Washington University @ St. Louis: High School Summer Institutes (Pre-med ONLY)
  • Yale Young Global Scholars


  • Boston University
  • Brown University - Leadership Program
  • Brown University - Summer@Brown
  • George Washington University - Summer Immersion
  • Ithaca College
  • Johns Hopkins University - Discover Hopkins
  • Junior Statesmen of America (JSA)
  • National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC)
  • Stanford Summer Math Camp (SUMaC)
  • University of Maryland Terp Young Scholars
  • Washington University @ St. Louis: High School Summer Institutes


    Applications for all other summer programs should be completed by the date on their website or March 3, 2018 at the latest.


    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)

    AFS USA Summer Programs (Less Selective) 

    CIEE - High School Summer Abroad (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)

    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)