Prospective Students

A New Kind of Summer Program

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 $30 non-refundable application fee and $365 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 in enroll in any of our Academic Immersion Programs, but not our College Tours & Test Prep programs. Programs run seven days a week from 9am to 5pm. Weekend excursions to local attractions are included, but commuter students may opt out. Lodging and meals are not provided, but students may purchase a “lunch only” plan for $280.

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.