The Summer Pre-College Programs at Susquehanna showcase the university’s colleges of the arts, business and science by offering engaging, weeklong workshops designed especially for high-achieving students. Faculty and college student mentors challenge high school students who want to learn new skills, improve their abilities or explore topics that add to their college résumé.

While plans are underway for the summer 2021 program, Susquehanna will prioritize public health amid the global pandemic in determining its ability to offer residential programming. The institutes listed below may be offered in person or online; final decisions for program format and scheduling will be made by Friday, March 19. In the meantime, you can pre-register by emailing, to save a seat in the program of your choice. You will be contacted before the registration opens to the general public to claim your reserved seat. 

Program Weeks

June 20-26 (will only occur as in-person programs)

Exploring Legal Careers
Wall Street 
Leap: Leadership 101

July 11-17 (will only occur as in-person programs)

Choral Institute
Wind Ensemble
Stream Ecology
#GO Media

July 18-24*

Strings and Keyboard
Summer Writers
Actors Institute
Publishing & Editing Institute

*i-Engineer, Strings and LIFE will only occur as in-person programs; Summer Writers, Actors Institute and Publising & Editing Institute will transition to virtual format if necessary

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Actors Institute

Experience professional theatre training.

Choral Institute

Improve your vocal technique and choral performance skills.

Exploring Legal Careers

Develop analytical reasoning abilities by preparing and presenting a mock trial.


Create a digital portfolio and produce a radio broadcast.

Publishing & Editing Institute

Produce and market a book.

Strings & Keyboard Institute

Learn new repertoire in private lessons and masterclasses.

Summer Writers Institute

Live the life of a practicing writer.

Wind Ensemble Institute

Immerse yourself in music.

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Business & Leadership

Leadership Institute for Entrepreneurship

Learn the ins and outs of starting and running a company.

Wall Street Susquehanna

Spend your time learning the principles of business and investing.

Leap: Leadership 101

Discover your leadership potential.

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Strengthen your mental muscle and improve your problem-solving skills.

Stream Ecology Institute

Investigate stream systems firsthand.