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Save $250 - apply and enroll by Dec.13*

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With independence, gain confidence

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  • What is Summer Discovery?

    Summer Discovery is a pre-college enrichment program for high school and middle school students that combine academics with fun, activities, and sports. Courses are taught by university faculty. Students experience college life while gaining independence, self-confidence, and social skills. For 53 years, we’ve helped more than 100,000 students learn and grow. We can't wait for you to join us. 

    Your Summer Starts Here

  • See how Summer sizzles!

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  • Campus Highlights

    Each week we showcase a few of our 14 incredible, top universities. Take a look here and find even more using our personalized program finder.

    Find your Perfect Program
  • UCLA

    Whether you have a passion for business, or you’re a born leader – you will get a taste of the college experience as you study under the California sun in Los Angeles. 

    Soak up the sun
  • University of Michigan

    Passionate about sports? All about the numbers? Just looking for some college prep and SAT help? From sport management to personal finance, architecture, music, and more – we've got you covered.

    Visit Michigan

  • Experience
    53 years and over 100,000 happy alumni later, we're still a family-owned and operated organization.
    Explore our campuses
    We're proud to boast a 10:1 student to counselor ratio and on-campus directors that average 14 years with Summer Discovery.
    Meet our team
    We're here to provide personalized support for you, from application to arrival on campus, and beyond.
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    Change your life. With the independence to try new things and meet new people, build self-confidence and social skills.
    Invest in you
  • Georgetown University

    Spend your summer in Washington, D.C. at one of America’s oldest and most prestigious universities. Enjoy museums, history, and cultural diversity while studying law, business & entrepreneurship, leadership, and more.

    Explore the nation's Capital
  • University of Texas at Austin

    From courses in medicine, law, and engineering to psychology and fashion – UT Austin is the perfect setting to find your niche.

    "Everything is bigger" here
  • Family-owned since 1966

    Summer Discovery was founded by Mike and Judy Musiker. Their sons, Bob and Jimmy Musiker, expanded the breadth of programs to include pre-college and middle school enrichment through collaborative partnerships with 14 prestigious universities. We're still a Musiker family-owned organization, featuring the most experienced leadership.

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