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/

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.

VCU program

VCU program

VCU program

VCU program

The Cornerstone Summer Institute, focusing on the themes of history, archaeology, and community engagement will run June 23-June 29, 2018 at UVA . Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors will explore the early history of the University by getting hands-on experience with archival records, by rolling up their sleeves as they work on an archaeological dig, and by learning through community engagement how the U.Va. story had an impact on the surrounding community. Students will live the U.Va. experience–living in dorms, eating in dining halls, meeting new friends, and exploring the landscape built by Thomas Jefferson. Guided by top faculty and a team of U.Va. students, participants will explore both the University’s past and the modern-day legacies of slavery.


Applications are available now and will be accepted on a rolling basis through the first week in May. Click the Cornerstone Summer Institute tab atslavery.virginia.edu to apply. The cost of the program is $800, though financial aid is available. Please contact mw6de@virginia.edu with any questions.


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