Stanford Summer College Academy will be going on hiatus and will not be held in Summer 2017. However, Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies produces an array of programs for gifted young students worldwide.

Explore Stanford Pre-Collegiate Programs
Take up to 3 challenging college-level courses in the area about which you are passionate.
Hybrid Experience
Attend 3 weeks in our online environment and 3 weeks on the Stanford campus.
Review our admission requirements, tuition, and scholarship opportunities!

An Innovative College Experience

Stanford Summer College Academy is an academically selective program that provides access to undergraduate-level education at one of America’s most respected universities. Student enroll in one to three intensive undergraduate-level course: the half of which is in Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies’ signature  seminar environment, and the other half of which takes place in residence on Stanford’s beautiful 8,000-acre campus and study with fellow high school students.

Summer College Academy students are among the top high school students in the world. Our offerings are designed to help students make the transition to college life successfully, both inside and outside the classroom, with the aim of helping students reach their full potential—both at Stanford and beyond. Summer College Academy offers a once-in-a-lifetime summer college experience.

Student Life

Summer College Academy students come to Stanford from all over the world bringing with them a wealth of cultural and ethnic diversity. Residential life introduces an invaluable opportunity for learning about people's differences and similarities.

Activities & Campus Life

Weekends are filled with local area excursions, intramural sports, informal discussions with Stanford faculty, outreach projects, and adventures on and off campus.