Summer Opportunities for Access & Inclusion

Discover Carnegie Mellon! Consider spending six weeks, June 30 - August 11, 2018, in one of our rigorous summer programs. You'll build academic and personal skills required for admission to competitive colleges and universities and take part in fun and exciting summer activities. 

Explore the Summer Opportunities for Access & Inclusion website and discover how you could jumpstart your future!

The Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science

The Summer Academy for Math and Science provides high school seniors and a limited number of juniors with a strong interest in computer science, engineering and/or the natural sciences, with the opportunity to achieve essential skills necessary to pursue and complete majors in STEM fields. The Summer Academy curriculum includes seminars and highly collaborative hands-on projects, designed and taught by Carnegie Mellon faculty, outstanding teachers and graduate students, carefully chosen due to their commitment to teaching. Upperclass college students also serve as classroom assistants, tutors and mentors.

Advanced Placement/Early Admission

The Advanced Placement/Early Admission (AP/EA) Program provides talented, motivated high school students with the unique opportunity to take summer courses offered by Carnegie Mellon. Students earn college credit while working in an academic setting that mirrors the supportive, rigorous environment of the first year of college. Every summer, AP/EA offers close to 40 courses from academic disciplines across the university. Successful AP/EA students leverage their experiences to demonstrate their ability to succeed in college, and have the potential to receive advanced college credit for the coursework from Carnegie Mellon and other institutions.

Pre-College Artificial Intelligence*

The Pre-College Artificial Intelligence program provides high school juniors and seniors with a strong interest in computer science with the opportunity to utilize AI to address problems of probabilistic and numeric nature. Students will have the opportunity to work with Carnegie Mellon faculty, staff and researchers who have been leaders in Artificial Intelligence since the field was invented at Carnegie Mellon in the 1950s.

*A three-week program from June 30 - July 21, 2018

Pre-College Fine Arts

In our Pre-College Fine Art Programs, you can find your inspiration and determine your level of interest in a studio or conservatory-based summer experience at Carnegie Mellon. Explore ArchitectureArt, DesignDrama, and Music and realize your potential to study one of these disciplines at the college level.

National High School Game Academy

The National High School Game Academy (NHSGA) allows dedicated high school students to experience the modern video game development process and, in so doing, learn skills used in those processes. NHSGA provides an opportunity for students in all disciplines (art, music, design and programming) to experience the rigorous demands of college-level instruction. Students are encouraged to expand their own creative possibilities in a unique blend of left- and right-brain college-level work.