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15 Ways to Spend Summer 2016

Many colleges offer special summer programs on their campuses for high school students. These programs allow students to explore a topic or activity of interest and experience life on a college campus. College admissions officers look favorably on students who engage in meaningful activities outside of the classroom, and pre-college programs offer a diverse selection of experiences. While it’s always a good idea to take advantage of summer break to explore and deepen interests, it’s particularly important that students plan to make the summer between junior and senior year a productive one. Summer enrichment programs vary by subject, length, and price. (Some of them even offer financial aid, so check it out.) What follows are a few that have captured our imagination; they are just the tip of the iceberg. Mini Medical School University of Rochester July 11-29 Application deadline: April 1 Law Georgetown University June 19-25 or July 24-30 Application deadline: Rolling Leadership/Professional Communication Claremont McKenna College July 9-16 Application deadline: May 20 Summer Art Institute UCLA July 5-15 or July 18-29 Application deadline: April 1 Young Women’s Leadership Institute Barnard College June 25-July 6 Application deadline: Rolling Animation Cal Arts July 9-August 5 Application deadline: February 29 Young Writers Workshop Denison University June 12-19 Application deadline: March 6 Drama Carnegie Mellon June 25-August 6 Application deadline: April 1 Veterinary Medicine Cornell University June 25-July 16 Application deadline: April 29 Architecture Career Discovery Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute July 11-22 Application deadline: March 31 Broadway Percussion Seminar NYU June 12-16 Application deadline: April 29 Music Industry Summer Program Drexel University July 10-15, 2016 Application deadline: Rolling Summer Music Clinic Indiana University June 19-25

Application deadline: May 27 App Design Boot Camp Brandeis University July 10-21 Application deadline: March 30 Forensic Science Camp Penn State July 11-15 Application deadline: Rolling

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