Pre- College Programs

University of Virginia



UVA Advance is a four-week summer residential program for highly-motivated, rising high school juniors and seniors that offers participants an opportunity to experience college life at the University of Virginia


To be eligible for the program, a student must be in good academic standing with a GPA of at least 3.5 in a college prep curriculum and be a rising high school junior or senior. Completed applications for admission will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the program is full. We encourage students to apply early.



Wake Forest University




Current high school students can further their education with summer session classes at WFU. With permission from their headmaster/mistress or school principal, high school juniors and seniors can enroll for regular college-level classes to earn credit towards their future degree programs.


For prospective Wake Forest students, this is an excellent way to experience campus life on a small scale and build relationships with professors prior to enrolling at WFU as a full-time college student.

Courses & Programs:



High school students and parents can apply and register for credit earning summer courses here:

Click here to learn more about applying for non-credit earning pre-college programs.

Contact us with any questions regarding registration. Campus Information:



Columbia University


  • Summer Immersion

  • Academic Year Immersion

  • College Edge

  • Columbia Climate School

  • Summer Coding

  • Columbia Scholastic Press Association courses


Enroll in an intensive pre-college course, designed to challenge and engage high-achieving students in a supportive environment.

  • Choose from over 70 courses in a dozen subject areas.

  • Study alongside a cohort of like-minded students from all over the world.

  • Experience college life while discovering one of the world's great cities.

  • Attend college success events to prepare for the academic rigors of university life.

  • Earn a Columbia University Certification of Participation and an instructor evaluation.

Vanderbilt University



You don't have to be out of high school to enjoy a Vanderbilt education. Vanderbilt offers a variety of programs to pre-college students, including:



The Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach establishes partnerships between university scientists, K-12 educators and students, and the local and global science community and offers summer programs including GAS (Girls And Science) and BEST (Boys Exploring Science and Technology).



Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth is dedicated to “developing talent in gifted students and those who work with them.” To fulfill this mission PTY offers academic year and summertime programming for eligible students.

Additionally, PTY hosts a number of professional development opportunities and serves as a local and national parent resource for gifted education.

    • VSA – Vanderbilt Summer Academy

    • Residential Program – For students entering grades 8 – 12, VSA offers accelerated courses in 1 – 3 week summer sessions. Students live on campus and take advanced-level courses taught by VU faculty and graduate students in a challenging yet supportive environment.

Georgetown University


College Credit Courses: Georgetown offers two five-week, on-campus sessions and one eight-week, online cross-session in the summer.