High School Summer Institutes are non-credit, academic institutes that specialize in an area of interest or field of study. Institutes combine traditional undergraduate class and lab curriculum with organized field trips, guest lectures, and hands-on activities in order for you to gain valuable academic and career experience.
Institutes are divided into morning and afternoon sessions. You will have assigned readings and assignments throughout the program. Every student completes a student reflection essay and a final project which varies for each institute. In the evenings, students attend academic seminars, workshops, and social events.
Institutes are open to current high school students from across the country and around the world. You will live on campus, enjoy a variety of social opportunities, and prepare yourself for college success!
Program fees vary by institute and include all academic and residential expenses. Partial scholarship assistance is available. See 2014 Institute Program Fees for more information.
To be eligible for a High School Summer Institute you should:
- Be a current high school student (see individual programs for specific age requirements).
- Have an academic average of B+ or better.
- As an international applicant, have an internet-based TOEFL score of at least 90, or an IELTS score of at least 7.
How to Apply
We have limited enrollment for our institutes. We have rolling admission and qualified students are admitted until spaces are filled. Consider applying early!
2015 applications will be available online on October 1st!