2020 Pre-College Summer Programs
Two Week Institutes
June 27- July 11
Designed for fearless and inquisitive young women, SITI is perfect for students looking to develop their STEM skills in both lecture and laboratory settings. Using the city as a supplemental classroom, you’ll be able to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in motion by visiting job sites and liaising with city organizations. In addition to your coursework, this program begins to address some of the inequalities that women face in the STEM field and how we can begin to rewrite the narrative with our presence.
June 27- July 11
Home to over 100 museums, a handful of the tallest skyscrapers in the world, and arguably the world's biggest Fashion Weeks, New York serves as an art, fashion, cultural and architectural capital. Students will develop a nuanced understanding of the social, political, and economic impact of art and fashion and how they fit into either (or both) of these industries.Academic work is supplemented by sessions on the business of the art and fashion industries, museum studies, art and social justice, and much more. This program takes students from theory to practice in a New York minute.
July 18- August 1
Barnard’s Young Women Writers Institute encourages writers to find their voice and share it with the world, from the same institution where writers like Greta Gerwig, Zora Neale Hurson, Jhumpa Lahiri got their start . Students will spend their mornings learning from Barnard instructors in courses such as The Art of the Essay, Writing New York, and playwriting. . Afternoons will be spent in intensives focused on developing a writing portfolio, getting published, and careers for writers and virtual tours of some of the iconic neighborhoods that birthed movements such as the Harlem Renaissance and the Beat Generation. Students will also work across classes on a collaborative digital literary project to present at the end of the program.
July 18- August 1
The Young Women's Leadership Institute embraces the complex relationship between gender and leadership as its focus. As an YWLI participant you should be curious, passionate, and ready to develop your skills as a leader. The Institute will allow you to develop trailblazing qualities and push you in new directions as you explore leadership through a feminist lens.Students spend their afternoons in Leadership Labs, cultivating the skills needed to thrive in their future endeavors and enact change in their communities and around the world.
Four Week Institutes
June 27- July 25
Embrace your creativity in the Performing Arts and Media Institute, a four week intensive offering courses in dance, theatre, filmmaking, art, and music production that will culminate in our annual Festival of the Arts, where students will present their best work to their peers in our virtual showcase. Outside of the classroom, students will spend their afternoons in:
Industry related intensives
Workshops on navigating the college admissions process for arts/media majors
Festival of the Arts Preparation
Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid
2-week Online Student: $2,997
4-week Online Student- $41,25
A $500 non refundable deposit is required for all accepted students within two weeks of their admissions notification. Students who fail to submit their deposit within two weeks will automatically forfeit their admission to their summer program and any financial aid award that they have been granted towards their tuition. Tuition must be paid in full no later than June 1, 2020 (for Session I Students) or June 21, 2020 (for Session II Students)
In the event that a student must withdraw from their enrolled program before Opening Day, our refund policy is as follows. Please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org to begin the refund process. Barnard does not refund application and/or credit card/service fees.
PLEASE NOTE: Students who were registered for a a program pre-COVID-19 and are unable to attend our summer 2020 programs should adhere to the refund information and policies in the email they announcing PCP's digital transition.
Session I Students (SITI, NYC A&D, PAMI)
Payment due in full- June 1st
- 100% (minus $500 deposit) through June 1st
- 50%- June 2nd- June 15th
- 0%- June 16th- onward
Session II Students (YWLI and YWWI)
- Payment due in full - June 21st
- 100% (minus $500 deposit) through June 27th
- 50%- June 28th- July 6th
- 0%- July 7th- onward
How to Apply
Who is Eligible?
Female identifying students entering their Sophomore, Junior or Senior year of high school in Fall 2020. Students must be at least 14 years of age by the first day of their summer program.
International students are welcome to apply to our summer programs. Our programs are non-credit bearing therefore international students do not require a student visa to attend.
Admissions & Deadlines
Applications are now OPEN and are reviewed on a rolling basis. Our office has waived the $75 application fee through May 30, 2020
Unofficial High School Transcripts
(1) Recommendation Letter from an Academic Teacher
(1) short essay based on ONE of the following prompts: In 250-500 words...
-tell our office something you think we should know about you.
tell our office something you have changed your mind about in the last 3 years.
List of Extracurriculars (if applicable)
Frequently Asked Questions
The best way to ensure your summer learning experience is off to a good start is by getting informed! Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about PCP admissions, enrollment, academics, or our online community.