For almost 40 years, Clemson University has offered an academic summer experience for gifted middle and high school students. In addition to challenging courses, we provide opportunities for fun, friendship, and a true Clemson experience.

A balanced schedule of educational, recreational, and cultural activities will help broaden your academic skills and develop your creative abilities. You will engage in exciting classes taught by Clemson faculty during the day and, in the evening, have the chance to go swimming or bowling, participate in a campus scavenger hunt, play a rousing game of ultimate frisbee or capture the flag, and visit special university facilities such as Fike Recreation Center, Bowman Field, the Student Union, Death Valley, and many more!

Cost and Session Information

Program Fee Enrollment Deposit: Scholars must pay a $200 nonrefundable enrollment deposit to secure a place in the program. The deposit is applied to the overall tuition. Full payment before April 1st is required to receive a discounted tuition, totaling $900.

Tuition covers:

  • Room and Board
  • Classroom Materials
  • Field Trips
  • Three meals per day during the week.
    • *Accounts with any balance remaining on April 1st will incur a $100 charge.

Payment method: Fees and deposits may be paid by check or credit card.

Checks should be payable to Clemson University. Credit card payments must be made online through the registration portal.

Note: The enrollment deposit will be refunded only if you are not accepted. In all other instances, the deposit is nonrefundable and will be applied to the overall program cost. At this time, Summer Scholars does not offer financial assistance or scholarships.

Additional items:

    • Weekend Stay: $200 Airport Shuttle: $100 each way (shuttle service offered only to those traveling to and from GSP International Airport) Refund Policy

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