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Spelman College Summer Programs

Summer Programs

Spelman College has exceptional summer opportunities that offer intensive and collaborative experiences. 

The programs provide academic, cultural and professional development activities for girls in the 9th – 12th grades. Additionally, incoming first-year college students and rising sophomores can participate in the RISE START program.

Program participants will have an immersive residential experience, gain a sense of independence, and create relationships with peers from across the United States.

Summer Programs Provide an Immersive Introduction for Potential Spelmanites

Each summer, Spelman offers a series of summer programs intended to provide academic, cultural and professional development activities for high school girls preparing for college. The programs take place from June 8 through July 13 and are comprised of two and four-week sessions: College Prep Institute (CPI) I and II, June 8-22 and June 29 –July 14, respectively; and Early College Program (ECP), June 15-July 13.

According to Keith Webb, director of Cooperative Education and Special Programs, the programs are unique because the participants are exposed to the Spelman experience through a mix of academic preparedness and life skills development resulting in "an exemplary summer experience.”

Marisa Norwood, C’2021, became familiar with Spelman after participating in CPI in 2015. The following summer, she participated in ECP and eventually enrolled at Spelman. This summer, the health science, pre-med major from Stafford, Virginia, is serving as a CPI teaching assistant. “I wanted to participate in the program because Spelman was my number one choice at the time. I knew then that if I were accepted into the program I would be able to experience a bit of Spelman and decide if it was where I wanted to be.” When the summer sessions are complete, Norwood hopes participants will leave with the same mindset she had, “which was to eventually become a Spelmanite.”

Applications Are Closed for CPI 1, ECP and CPI 2

College Prep Institute Session 1: Dates TBA
Early College Program: Dates TBA
College Prep Institute Session 2: Dates TBA
WiSTEM Summer Bridge Accelerator: Dates TBA




Application to a high school pre-college summer program is not an application for admission to the degree programs of Spelman College. No promises are made regarding admission to the first-year class. Parents/guardians must give their permission for students to participate in summer programs and activities.

Spelman College admits female students without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, or disability. Spelman does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other prohibited factor in any of its educational or employment policies, programs or practices.