It’s summer, but at USC, supporting the pursuit of higher education is a year-round endeavor. Across the university, special seasonal programs offer students the chance to experience college life and academics, whether they’re teens making their first visit to a campus or veterans fresh from military service. These are a few of the programs that put college within reach.
USC SUMMER PROGRAMS
Two- and four-week immersion programs offer motivated high school students a chance to attend college-level classes in subjects like neuroscience, journalism and 3-D design. Weekend field trips and evening activities include talent shows and movie nights, offering high school students a true university experience.
PROVOST’S PRE-COLLEGE SUMMER SCHOLARSHIP FOR MILITARY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
High school students from military families get a chance to experience life on an American college campus with full-tuition scholarships for the four-week USC Summer Program, which includes transportation to USC from any state or U.S. military base.
USC is one of only 12 campuses to host this weeklong boot camp for veterans to experience the culture and academic environment of a top-tier university. For 10 hours a day, students attend lectures and workshops, write essays and lead discussions as they learn about transitioning to college and succeeding there.
SOUTH CENTRAL SCHOLARS SUMMER ACADEMY
Classes taught by USC professors are part of a rigorous seven-week academic enrichment program to prepare low-income, first-generation students of color for college-level writing, math and science. Seventy-two percent of the academy’s students have gone on to earn science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) degrees or are on track to graduate in a STEM major.
USC Rossier School of Education’s long-running college prep program provides tools, motivation and guidance for students from low-income backgrounds. Ranging from high school juniors to community college sophomores, more than 100 students have gone through the course, picking up the intensive research and writing skills required for college.