Summer College Simulation Program

Program Description:

This is one of the best investments you will ever make in yourself.  Some of the many benefits of participating in this program include:

  • Academic credit on your high school transcript (with letter grades)
  • Community service hours
  • Networking opportunities with university officials and professional organizations
  • Visits to several colleges, universities and real world career opportunities
  • Improved academic skills in math, science, reading and writing
  • First-hand experience of college life
  • Travel opportunities
  • Leadership opportunities and improved communication skills
  • New friendships with other scholar who have similar life goals
  • Exposure to foreign cultures and languages


Summer courses are developed around a unifying theme, which is explored at the community, state, national and global levels.  Scholars receive letter grades for their work, which is posted on their high school transcript (no exceptions).

Summer courses are grouped into two clusters called “cores”:

  • Humanities Core:  literature, composition, art, & foreign language
  • STEM Core: lab science & math (in class); technology & engineering (field studies)

Program Components:

Each summer is broken down into three components (Community, University of Idaho, & Study Tour), each of which build upon each other, and conclude with follow-on activities back in your home community during the academic year.

Program Dates:

The dates vary from year-to-year.  The Community Component usually begins in late June or early July, and the last day of the program is generally the first week of August.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be in good academic standing
  • 16 years of age (on or before the first day of the program)
  • Sophomore or junior class standing

Application Deadline:

  • April 23rd

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