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Ivy League Online Summer School Opportunities: Now Open

Explore academic horizons with top-rated summer programs.

Summer school is a great way for students to get exposed to new areas of study, form meaningful relationships with university professors, and get a preview of future college life. From an application stand point, excellence in summer school programs not only indicates high academic potential, but may also provide a path to a letter of recommendation from a recognized professor. Many of the courses taken during the summer offer academic credit, which reduces tuition fees as well as time needed to complete your undergraduate degree.

Here are some of the leading summer school opportunities open to high school students this year. All of these schools are currently operating online, which makes them even more accessible to students.

Harvard Summer School: Applications Due May 20

Harvard's Secondary School Program (SSP) is one of the best recognized in the world. A 7 week long program, its purpose it to expose students to true academic life at a top-tier institute, help them explore new areas of interest and connect with a diverse group of peers from all around the world.

For more information, and to apply for SSP, click here.

Stanford Summer College: Rolling Applications till June 1

Stanford's Summer College program gives students the opportunity to take real undergraduate courses alongside Stanford students. Yes, the courses you take will be the same as Stanford undergraduates, and you will sit in the same classroom as them. All students receive official credit from Stanford, which they can transfer to any university of their choice once admitted.

For more information, and to apply for Summer College, click here.

Brown University Pre-College Program: Apply by May 7

Much like the two programs above, Brown's Pre-College Program is competitive but enriching. Students take specialized courses designed by professors at Brown, and also have the opportunity to particpate in various events and activities.

For more information, and to apply for the Pre-College Program, click here.

Johns Hopkins Talented Youth Program: Apply by April 4

The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth offers summer programs for students in grades 7-12. Their 'Intensive Studies' program is particularly renowned for being competitive and requiring students to submit test scores as part of the application. For students looking to pursue their education at Johns Hopkins, attending this program could be a great boost.

For more information, to apply for the Talented Youth Program, click here.

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