A Pre-College Summer Program

Explore A Major. Discover a Career Path. Enjoy College Life.

Campus-Based Programs and Online Programs available

Why Summer Springboard

Our mission is to help pre-college students increase their self-awareness so they can make decisions about college selection, academic majors, and careers that reflect their personal vision for success.

Hands-On Learning

Dive deep into our academic immersion courses taught by industry professionals. Imagine learning Law from someone who argued before the Supreme Court or writing under the guidance of a published author.

Career Exploration

Beyond theory, there will be excursions and guest speakers for students to hear firsthand from experts in their field of interest. Past company visits included Google, Bloomberg, and the United Nations Foundation.

College Prep

Through campus visits and enrichment electives, we provide a deeper understanding of the college admissions process. Students also make new friends from around the world and learn to live as a college student.

Campus Locations

We are proud to locate our program at some of the nation’s leading colleges and universities to offer students a rich taste of life on a major campus. Each campus has been selected for our summer enrichment programs based on outstanding academic excellence and rigor, reputation for safety and comfort, and capacity to inspire students to reach their full potential.

Choose an Academic Track

With over 60 available courses across our campuses you'll be sure to find something that matches your academic interests. Start here by selecting an academic track to see our courses.

Online Program

Discover your academic passions with real-world professionals and engage in interactive online learning.

About Summer Springboard

Look Inward. Go Upward.

As a high school student, your journey to success and life achievement is complex and deeply personal. Your aspirations may be very different from another’s. At Summer Springboard, we believe goals can best be realized when you have a true sense of what makes you unique—your strengths, weaknesses, interests and dreams. Armed with this knowledge, you will have the tools and skills you need to leap forward, reach your academic and personal goals, and profoundly impact the world around you.

A Summer Program That Prepares You for Life

There’s a reason some of the most popular courses at leading colleges, like Harvard University and Stanford University, focus on happiness and crafting a fulfilling life. Hungry to learn how to be their best selves, students seek out the knowledge and insights they need as they set out on their own personal life adventures. Our summer program is designed to provide high school students with tools that can help make that happen, for the rest of their high school years, in college and beyond.

Career and Academic Exploration

With Summer Springboard, you won’t sit in a lecture hall all day. Our high school summer programs blend a rich academic curriculum with dynamic workshops and projects that foster self-discovery. You’ll spend the summer partnering with like-minded students, working together on stimulating real-world projects, reviewing the latest research findings on personal development, learning from leading industry experts in your field of interest, and exploring careers and personal passions.


Note: Summer Springboard programs are not run by our campus partners. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for the Summer Springboard program in any way (with the exception of Cal Poly).

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Summer Springboard Pre-College Summer Program