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Off Campus Opportunities

Updated 5/24


See below for student opportunities off-campus. Below you will find links to college campus visits, internships, summer opportunities, and more. Please check back regularly for updates. Also, you can go to the website of just about any University and see if they offer summer programs not listed below.
Bentley University Bentley University has put together a terrific resource for the college search process, Admission 101 series. It is filled with insightful, easy-to-understand content that will make this process a little easier. Topics include:
Creating a College List 
Campus Visit Tours
Build a Resume
Letters of Recommendation
How to Write a College Essay
Getting the Most Out of College Fairs
Ace You College Interview
Understanding Financial Aid
Prepare for Standardized Tests
Searching for Scholarships
When to Apply
How to Get Recruited as an Athlete
12/12 Badger Precollege Summer Programs enrolling now.
10/25 Boston Leadership Institute Summer STEM programs 2023 The early application period for our competitive admissions summer research programs is now in progress. Many of our successful past applicants have come from top-ranked schools such as yours. (see below and attached). Now is a great time for students to begin planning for strength-building summers. Programs for Summer 2023 focus on a variety of advanced and cutting-edge topics. Please see details below.
California Conservation Corps. Get Paid while you train and earn scholarships. Open to individuals 18-25 years of age. See pdf below.
Cal State Los Angeles Early Entrance Program is for high school students who must be under the age of 16 by June 1st of the year in which they apply. EEP students, upon graduating from high school, pursue their baccalaureate degrees as full-time students at Cal State LA. The EEP IS NOT A TRANSFER PROGRAM. Students are expected to earn their degrees at this University. To find out more about the EEP please visit our website at https://www.calstatela.edu/academic/eep  Please also feel free to contact the EEP office at 323-343-2287 or by e-mail at [email protected]
11/17 Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College Programs offers world-class instruction on a beautiful university campus! We invite you to learn more about our programs and how they can help your students prepare for the college experience while exploring their educational and career options. Our programs vary in length and all offer scholarships. Programs begin in July 2023. 
Our application opens on December 1, but you and your students can register for our upcoming virtual Discover Sessions now! You'll have an opportunity to hear from our academic Program Directors as well as our Student Affairs staff. Please consider joining us by registering HERE! https://apply-precollege.studentaffairs.cmu.edu/portal/cmuprecollegeinfo
Coalition for Responsible Community Development. Paid Internship $15 hour. Are you between the ages of 14-24 and part of a low-income household? Gain 120 hours of meaningful and paid work experience in a professional setting. See CRCD youth at Work Flyer below. 
5/16 College and Career Fair for Parents and students hosted by the 56th Assembly District Annual Fair
Assembly Member  Lisa Calderon #AD56CollegCareerFair
October 14, 2023 Saturday
Los Altos High School
15325 Los Robles Ave., Hacienda Heights, 
2/2 Cornell Summer Program
Cornell University Precollege Studies Program, which offers rigorous online courses taught by top Cornell faculty.
As one of the nation's longest running and most highly regarded precollege academic programs, it gives motivated students the chance to
•    Get a head start on their college journey while earning 3 to 8 credits
•    Build college study skills during engaging Ivy League classes
•    Prep for college applications with one-on-one admissions counseling
•    Enhance their college applications with an impressive Cornell transcript
•    Have fun connecting with diverse students from around the world
Students choose from dozens of three- and six-week online undergraduate Cornell courses in the arts, business and hospitality, international relations, science and technology, veterinary medicine, and more. More courses will be added in the coming months.
Courses are offered between May 30 and August 1, 2023. Limited financial aid is available.
The application is open now! We encourage students to apply as soon as possible because most of our courses fill before the deadline, May or June depending on the session.
2/16 Drexel University Drexel's summer academic programs are summer camps open to highly motivated high school students who wish to explore what a university-level program is all about. Workshops are led by Drexel faculty and utilize Drexel's labs, facilities, and the city of Philadelphia's many resources.
5/24 Harvey Mudd College 
We’re sending this email to local high schools to spread the word about the 2023 Summer Session at Harvey Mudd College. Interested students may select from courses in computer science, engineering, the humanities, the social sciences, the arts and mathematics taught by HMC’s exceptional faculty.
There will be three sessions for 2023. One has begun May 22, but two other sessions will begin June 12 and July 3. Tuition per course is $3,500. Many of these courses are an excellent choice for high school students seeking to augment their skillset and challenge themselves to learn in a college setting.
We’re encouraging interested students to visit the Summer Session webpage or email [email protected] for more information.
1/5 MIT - MITES MIT Introduction to Technology, Engineering, and Science
MITES (formerly OEOP) provides transformative experiences that bolster confidence, create lifelong community, and build an exciting, challenging foundation in STEM for highly motivated 7th–12th grade students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. Catalyzing change in STEM, our goal is to advance equity and access through hands-on programs that are free of cost to participants and their families.
We create new pathways for our students; help them develop the skills they need and a sense of belonging in the STEM fields; and empower them to use their knowledge to address urgent issues facing their communities and the world at large. Together, all of us at MITES—our staff, our instructors, and our scholars—live MIT’s mission to make the world a better place, for everyone. See the flyer below for information on 3 different programs offered by MIT.

2/3 NYU Precollege

NYU Precollege offers high schoolers the opportunity to experience life as an NYU student, earn college credits toward a future degree, and immerse themselves in the dynamic, global community that is New York University. 
Take undergraduate courses in a wide range of academic subjects taught by NYU's world class faculty. Explore a possible future major or discover a new academic interest, all while engaging with NYU classmates from around the world.

PSAT/NMSQT Did you know that PSAT/NMSQT results can help you save time studying for the SAT? When you sign up for Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy and link your College Board account, we’ll create a practice plan just for you that will keep you focused on the areas you need to study most.    https://learn.khanacademy.org/sat-kickoff-week/?utm_source=cbemail-01763-084-edu-signup&utm_medium=cb418-email&utm_campaign=educator&SFMC_cid=EM262308-&rid=71366279

5/2 San Gabriel Valley Summer CTE Express Online Classes from June 12 - July 24
Courses offered: Business Management Entrepreneurship, Graphic Arts and Multimedia, and Health Careers
Smith College Admission, Fly-In Program: Woman of Distinction
Applications are now open for Women of Distinction, our overnight, fully funded fly-in program. Intended for high school seniors, this annual event will highlight opportunities offered by Smith College for African American, Asian American, Latin American, Native American, and first generation college students. Housing, meals, and transportation to and from campus are included. 
We are offering two rounds of Women of Distinction: 
October 13 - 14: Application deadline is June 30
November 10 - 11: Application deadline is September 15 
Students will indicate on their application which program they are applying to.
(Both dates provide the same offerings.)
Participants will have the chance to connect with current Smith students, faculty, and other community members. Additional programming will include a series of panels and workshops on academics and student life. 
*Please note: The application includes a brief counselor recommendation. We hope you will encourage and support your students to apply for these exciting programs!
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at [email protected]
3/3 Swarthmore College (fly-in opportunity) - We are one of the nation’s top liberal arts and engineering colleges and would love to partner with you in promoting college access and affordability. We are reaching out to share that we are now accepting nominations for our all-expenses-paid fly-in program Discover Swarthmore, which could be an exciting opportunity for your students. Discover Swarthmore was designed to level the playing field for students who may not be able to visit our campus in person without financial assistance, or have other obstacles on their path to college. Nominations are due Thursday, June 15, 2023. See your GLC
While the Fall 2023 program dates have not yet been finalized, we typically offer two Discover Swarthmore programs, in mid-September and late October, to give students maximum flexibility. Last fall, our on-campus programs took place during the last weekends of September and October
During our review, the selection committee prioritizes applications from students who are:
•    Underrepresented students in higher education (Black, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latinx, Middle Eastern and North African, Native Hawaiian, and Native and Indigenous American)
•    First generation in their family to attend college
•    Low-income students (Pell-eligible, free/reduced lunch, etc.), and students who might not otherwise be able to afford a trip to campus
•    Rural and small town students
•    Undocumented and DACA-eligible students
5/9 The Learning Centers at Fairplex - The Career Technical Education Center (CTEC) is delighted to offer Summer School.  As we prepare for the upcoming semester we would like to announce that registration is now open for the 2023 summer semester. We had an amazing spring semester filled with student success and, of course, fun.
CTEC’s summer term begins June 12 and concludes July 20.
CTEC’s mission is to offer no-cost career and technical education courses to high school students to help prepare them for real-world careers through hands-on teaching and learning. In partnership with the San Antonio Regional Occupational Program (SAROP), classes are offered for credit. CTEC courses are open to all students – whether they are thinking about pursuing a technical career, have a general interest in new learning opportunities, or are in need of additional credits for graduation.
During the summer term, CTEC will offer multiple course levels in two pathways: Automotive and Welding. Attached is the course schedule titled CTEC Summer 2023 Calendar. To review the course schedule, please see the attachment below. Also attached is a flyer titled Summer School - CTEC - TLC - Fairplex. The flyer contains a direct link to registration Google form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGC_srYMqNHo7Z4e9tHW1OCXN-G6fQ9o2lMVJIFty-JDDiAg/viewform
To register for a CTEC course students can complete the registration google form CTEC Summer Registration Form.
Please share CTEC’s information with colleagues and students.  For any questions, please feel free to email me or call at 909-576-5915.
See pdf below
1/30 Tufts Pre-College Program - Summer Program Applications now open.

University of California (UC) List of all k-12 UC programs

5/16 UC Irvine - Experience University Research
We are excited to share information about, Experience University Research, our international summer program for motivated high school and undergraduate students. Students over the age of 15 can choose from a variety of courses in leadership, business, computer science, and more in our two 2- and 4-week summer programs. Campus housing and extracurricular activities are also available. 
July 16th - August 12th
1/30 UCLA Game Lab Summer Institute
The UCLA Game Lab Summer Institute introduces high school students to game-making as an artistic practice, teaching them techniques and tools to develop analog and digital games that reflect their own creative vision. No previous game-making skills are required. Students with an interest in games and visual arts will find the curriculum especially rewarding–and those who complete the two-week program receive 4 units of college credit!
This summer we’re featuring two sessions of the program: an online, virtual classroom version, as well as an in-person, residential program on campus at UCLA. The two sessions offer nearly identical instruction and game design projects—but now you can choose between an online or an on-campus experience! The dates for Summer 2023:
•    Session A (online, virtual classroom): July 10, 2023 – July 21, 2023
•    Session B (in-person, residential): July 23, 2023 – August 5, 2023
The Summer Institute program is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we welcome students of all cultural, racial, gender, linguistic, geographic, and socioeconomic backgrounds and physical abilities.
Registration starts February 15 at the UCLA Summer Sessions website. Spaces in both programs are limited—and they tend to fill up pretty fast. So if you’re interested in learning all about game design this summer, please visit that site soon–and please read on to learn more about what makes the UCLA Game Lab Summer Institute so special!
Registration starts 2/15
5/8 UCLA Entrepreneurship Boot Camp - Program begins June 25th
We have been supporting an entrepreneurship program offered by UCLA Extension. Pre-college students have enjoyed learning from the faculty there – Scott Hindell is an excellent educator with vast experience working with early-stage companies.  Students also visit the UCLA incubators and innovation hubs such as the BCG Digital Ventures in Manhattan Beach.  Last winter, students had a chance to speak in-depth with the leaders there, a real treat for high school students.  
There is a boot camp version of this program, June 25 – 30, 2023.
see PDF below
5/17 University of Michigan - Joy of Coding Online course 
Class will run June 21st through August 2nd
See pdf below
Apply by May 30
3/3 University of the Pacific Summer Institute - Greetings from the Pacific Summer High School Institute!
Attending a pre-college summer program can help students choose the right university to attend. At University of the Pacific, we have designed our summer institute with exactly this purpose in mind: to show your students what to expect when they live and learn on a university campus.
Our institute is a two-week residential, all-inclusive program for curious and motivated high school students. This high-quality educational and social experience immerses students in the rich learning environment of a nationally ranked university, focusing on cutting-edge topics that emphasize real-world issues. Your students can explore more than 50 academic and athletic programs in project-based learning activities taught in Pacific's labs, studios, fields, and makerspaces.
We invite you, your students and their families to learn more by joining any of our virtual Q&A sessions offered at 6 p.m. PT on Wednesdays through the spring. They can also request more information on programs they are most interested in.
See flyer below.
11/14 USC Summer Programs Join us for an academically rigorous, socially packed 4-week summer experience. Whether you are interested in discovering some common and unusual aspects of the brain in everyday life and under abnormal circumstances or developing a character from a short story to put into a college portfolio, USC Summer Programs allows you to take intellectual risks, hone your skills, discover your passions, and kick start your college experience! 
4/26 UTI Universal Technical Institute
Do you have students who are hands-on learners? Maybe they aren’t interested in attending a four-year university after high school? Universal Technical Institute is offering a three-week summer training program for students to experience our STEM-focused skilled trade programs AT NO COST.
Students will have the opportunity to test-drive an education in the skilled trades before graduating from high school. Not only will they learn in a fun, interactive and hands-on environment, they’ll get industry-aligned training!
By completing the Summer Ignite Program, students can earn course credit toward an education at UTI if they choose to enroll after graduating from high school, giving them a head start toward training for a career!* 
2/22 Washington University at St. Louis summer programs - Our summer programs offer highly motivated students the opportunity to experience WashU in the classroom and beyond.
Please note a few of our programs will be offered virtually this summer while others are being planned to take place on campus. As the university continues to monitor and respond to the pandemic, the health and safety of our community remains the highest priority. Any changes in programming, including a transition to a virtual environment, will be made with careful consideration and will be communicated to students and families.
4/14 Williams College All-Expenses-Paid Fly-In Program
Greetings from Williamstown! I'm writing to share that our 2023 Windows on Williams (WOW) application is now available for rising seniors. The WOW fly-in program provides about 150 high-achieving seniors an all-expenses-paid opportunity to visit campus and experience the Williams community. WOW is a selective program open to rising seniors in the U.S. and Puerto Rico; preference is given to high-achieving students who couldn't otherwise afford to visit Williams. 
WOW participants stay in dorms with current students, attend classes, meet with professors, and learn about our admission process and our extraordinary financial aid program. Please encourage your students to apply using this link by either of our two deadlines: July 1 or August 1, and feel free to contact us with any questions. https://www.williams.edu/admission-aid/wow/
7/7 Young Kim for Congress campaign internship program is a great opportunity for students to learn about the political process and get experience working on one of the top congressional races in the country! We offer leadership and mentorship opportunities, while providing a chance for students to interact with like-minded and motivated peers. We also offer a letter of recommendation from the Congresswoman upon completion of 120 hours. The internship lasts from now until November 8th , so there is still plenty of time to get involved and accrue those hours! We offer remote and in-person positions, and we can help with service hours or internship credit. This internship is a great addition to any college application. See pdf below
11/1 Military Service Academy Information If you are interested in learning more about the U.S. service academies (U.S. Military, Naval, Air Force and Coast Guard Academies) please contact the Representative Kim