You’re eager to get into college. You’ve researched all of the requirements, taken all of the tests, and have your favorite college jersey all picked out.

But what do you do when you get there? And what can you do to be the most successful?

Our pre-college summer program for teens was designed to prepare you for that all-important next step, and pave the way for a successful college experience.

Not Just Another Pre-College Summer Program

Summer Springboard is different from other programs. We’ve found a fun and engaging way to give you a strong base foundation to reflect on who you are as an individual with an exciting academic curriculum where you can learn about and explore new subject areas. Then we tie it all together with our True You curriculum that will help you better understand yourself and where you want to go in life.

We’ve been in your shoes and want to help you gain clarity on potential academic majors or career areas that you find interesting. We want to help you explore your passion…or find a new one. More importantly we want to help you understand and reflect on what really makes you tick. What’s important to you? What are your strengths and weaknesses? Knowing this now before you even step foot on a college campus will help to better prepare for you the road ahead.

Learn More

  • Meet us : come to one of our informational sessions and talk to us in person
  • Virtual meeting : click here to schedule a one-on-one video call with us

Application Process

+ Submit online application
+ Complete three short-answer essays
+ Pay $99 non-refundable application fee and $400 program deposit
+ We notify students of final decision in three business days via email.

Criteria for Admission
+ Must have completed 9th grade of high school by program start date
+ 3.0 GPA or higher (or local equivalent) unless extenuating circumstances apply
+ Completed Summer Springboard application (including essays)

Commuter Students

Commuter students may enroll in any of our programs. They participate from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Lodging, meals, and weekend excursions are not included. Lunch may be added on for a nominal fee.

Extended Commuter Students

Extended Commuter students may participate from 9am to 8pm, everyday, including weekend excursions. Lunches and dinners are also included. Lodging is not provided.

International Students

International students must provide proof of the following: U.S. health insurance during the program dates, a minimum TOEFL score of 550 on paper test, or 80 on iBT test, or demonstrate English proficiency via a phone interview. They will require a visitor visa or be part of a visa waiver program.


“This program has truly changed me through the people I met and the extensive amount of knowledge I gained. The best part of this program was being able to have hands on experience in my dream field of work.” – Ashley M.

“What I liked most was everyone’s dedication and heart. From classmates participating actively in class, to RA’s guiding us along, to the instructors’ patience and passion in spreading their knowledge. Everyone was into the program with all their heart, which was what made Summer Springboard both educational and enjoyable.” – Oceana L.

Want to speak to a reference? Call +1.858.780.5660 or email to get a list of alumni students who can share their experiences with you.