2021 Summer Pre-College Virtual Program Fairs
Sponsored by the Association for Pre-College Program Directors
Current high school students, parents, guardians, and education professionals are invited to register for the 2021 Summer Pre-College Virtual Program Fairs, taking place beginning in January 2021. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with representatives from leading US colleges and universities to learn more about Summer 2021 academic programs for high school students.
- Visit virtual booths, where you can ask questions via video or text chat with summer program representatives.
- View helpful webinars on how to choose a summer program, how to strengthen your application, how to make the most out of your summer program experience.
Registration is FREE to all attendees.
Download a Summer Pre-College Virtual Fair Flyer here.
Watch a video recording of our Choosing a Summer Program workshop here.
Watch a video recording of our Admissions Insights into Pre-College Programs panel discussion here.
Need help finding programs and institutions that are right for you?
To identify colleges and universities that have programs you may be interested in, visit Summer Study in the USA, a searchable database of summer and short-term programs. This website allows you to search for summer programs by your current grade, subject area, location, financial aid, and more. Quick links take you right to more information about the programs that fit your interests.
Virtual Fair Dates
|Virtual Fair Date||Times||Registration Opens|
|Saturday, January 9, 2021||11:00am to 1:00pm EST||This event is closed.|
|Wednesday, February 3, 2021||7:00pm to 9:30pm EST||This event is closed.|
|Saturday, February 20, 2021||11:00am to 1:30pm EST||This event is closed.|
|Wednesday, March 3, 2021||6:30pm to 9:00pm EST||Click Here to Register for the March 3 event|
|Saturday, April 10, 2021||11:00am to 1:30pm EST||Click Here to Register for the April 10 event|
To prepare for attending a fair, visit SummerStudyintheUSA.org to find institutions that have programs which fulfill your needs. You can search by credit, academic area, financial aid, and more.
|Institution||Jan 9||Feb 3||Feb 20||Mar 3||Apr 10|
|Barnard College, Columbia University||✓||✓|
|Bowling Green State University||✓||✓|
|Carnegie Mellon University||✓||✓||✓|
|Illinois Institute of Technology||✓|
|Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Johns Hopkins University, Summer and Intersession Programs||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Loyola Marymount University||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|New York University||✓||✓|
|Point Park University||✓||✓|
|Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|School of the New York Times||✓||✓||✓|
|Sotheby’s Institute of Art||✓||✓|
|Stevens Institute of Technology||✓||✓|
|UC Santa Barbara||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|UC Santa Cruz||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)||✓||✓||✓|
|University of Chicago||✓||✓||✓|
|University of Connecticut||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|University of Miami||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|University of Montana||✓|
|University of Notre Dame||✓|
|University of Rochester||✓||✓||✓|
|University of Southern California (USC)||✓|
|University of Virginia||✓|
|University of Wisconsin, Madison||✓||✓||✓|
|Wake Forest University||✓||✓|
|Washington University in St. Louis||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Worcester Polytechnic Institute||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
Frequently Asked Questions
If any of your questions are not answered below, email us at PCPDVirtualFairsInfo@gmail.com.
Q: I signed up for one of the fairs, but now I can’t attend. Should I cancel?
A: If you have signed up for a fair but are unable to attend, please email PCPDVirtualFairsInfo@gmail.com to let us know. We anticipate more demand than we may be able to accommodate at these events, so we appreciate the opportunity to open a registration for another attendee.
Q: I tried to sign up for a fair, but registration is closed. Is there a waitlist?
A: Each fair has a registration limit, but unfortunately there is not a waitlist for individual events. We encourage you to register for the next event as soon as sign-ups become available; see the registration dates above. Be sure to set yourself a calendar reminder for when future registrations open up! We expect strong demand for limited spaces in each event, so they may fill quickly.
Q: How can I request more information from participating schools, or sign up for the 2022 Virtual Fairs mailing list?
A: Go to our Summer Pre-college Virtual Fairs Request Form to request program information from any of our institutions, or to sign up for announcements about our 2022 fairs.
Q: How will my contact information be used?
A: Your name, email, and other registration information will only be shared with the specific institutions whose booth you visit or Leave a Note with, or those you opt into receiving information from on the event Registration Form.
Attending the Fair
Q: I didn’t have time to chat with all the schools I wanted to. How can I connect with them?
A: When you register, you can opt in to receive information from any of our participating schools. During the fair, you can use the Leave a Note feature to leave a message at the booths you didn’t visit. Those schools will follow up with you after the event. After the fair, you can contact the programs directly at any time. Just use the Summer Study in the USA search tool to look up a school, then visit the programs’ websites for more information.
Q: I am registered to attend a fair, but when I try to chat with a booth, I can’t. Why not?
A: During the fair, there is a limit to how many people can be chatting with booth representatives at one time. We encourage you to review the program information in the booths while you wait for a space in the chat queue to become available. Use the Leave a Note feature in a booth, and that institution will contact you after the event.
About the Association for Pre-College Program Directors
Members of the Association for Pre-College Program Directors manage pre-college academic programs at accredited colleges and universities, as well as other organizations, across the United States, and bring together their expertise, commitment, and enthusiasm for providing outstanding learning opportunities to high school students from around the world.