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COVID-19 Update: The health and safety of our students is our top priority. We have closed several of our campus locations in accordance with university decisions and public health experts. Currently available sessions are listed below.


Since 1989, the National Student Leadership Conference has invited a select group of outstanding middle school and high school students to participate in its fast-paced, high-level, interactive summer sessions. Join us this summer to experience your future.

High School – for students in grades 9-12

Business Programs

Business & Entrepreneurship

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA

  • July 7 – July 15

S.T.E.M. Programs

Engineering Intensive

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA

  • July 11 – July 28

Medicine & Health Care

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA

  • July 7 – July 15
  • July 20 – July 28

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

  • July 18 – July 26
  • July 30 – August 7

Performance, Design & Media Arts Programs

Game Design

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

  • July 18 – July 26
  • July 30 – August 7

Film, Journalism & Media Arts

UC-Berkeley, San Francisco, CA

  • July 20 – July 28

2020 Summer Tuition

Program tuition includes housing, all on-campus meals, course materials, academic expenses, and activities. Tuition also includes chartered, air-conditioned motor coaches for off-campus briefings and tours. Note: Students are responsible for the cost of travel to and from the program as well as individual spending money for souvenirs, laundry, and a few off-campus meals during fields trips and tours.

 

High School Tuition

Program Length Tuition
Acting Intensive 18 Days $5,795
Aerospace 9 Days $3,295
Architecture 9 Days $3,295
Biotechnology 9 Days $3,395
Business & Emerging Technologies 9 Days $3,295
Business & Entrepreneurship 9 Days $3,295
Business & Entrepreneurship (New York) 9 Days $2,995
Business Intensive 18 Days $5,495
Cybersecurity 9 Days $3,295
Data Science 9 Days $3,295
Engineering 9 Days $3,295
Engineering (Houston) 9 Days $2,995
Engineering Intensive 18 Days $5,495
Entertainment Management 9 Days $3,295
Environmental Science & Sustainability 9 Days $3,295
Film Intensive 18 Days $5,495
Film, Journalism & Media Arts 9 Days $3,395
Forensic Science 9 Days $3,395
Game Design 9 Days $3,295
Intelligence & National Security 6 Days $2,595
International Business (Montreal) 9 Days $3,395
International Business (Signapore) 9 Days $3,595
International Diplomacy 9 Days $3,295*
Law & Advocacy 9 Days $3,395
Law Intensive 18 Days $5,495
Marine Biology (Hawaiʻi) 9 Days $3,395
Marine Biology (Miami) 9 Days $3,295
Mastering Leadership 6 Days $2,595
Medicine & Health Care 9 Days $3,295
Medicine & Health Care (Houston) 9 Days $2,995
Medicine & Health Care (Chicago, Los Angeles, Montreal, and San Francisco) 9 Days $3,395
Medicine & Health Care (Singapore) 9 Days $3,595
Medicine & Health Care (Boston) 9 Days $3,695
Nursing 9 Days $3,395
Political Action & Public Policy 9 Days $3,395
Psychology & Neuroscience 9 Days $3,395
Psychology & Neuroscience (Boston) 9 Days $3,695
Social Impact & Innovation 9 Days $3,295
Sports Management 9 Days $2,995
Theater 9 Days $2,995
Veterinary Medicine 9 Days $3,395
*Group Transportation will be provided between D.C. and NYC

 

Middle School Tuition

Residential Tuition Commuter Tuition*
$2,395 $1,995
*Commuter students are provided three meals a day. Housing is not included. Commuters check-in each morning between 7:00-7:30 AM and are picked-up each night between 8:00-8:30 PM.

 

Cancellation Fees and Refund Policies

Should the NSLC Cancel Your Program: Should NSLC or our university partners cancel your program, you have the following options:

  • Option 1: Transfer to a different 2020 session
  • Option 2: Receive full refund of all tuition and fees paid during the 2019/2020 academic year
  • Option 3: Apply these funds toward Pre-Registration for 2021
    • NSLC will honor our 2020 tuition rates in 2021
    • You will be given early access and choice of our 2021 dates and locations
    • Your payments made during the 2019/2020 academic year will remain refundable until February 1, 2021

 

Cancellation and Refund Policy: We are mindful of the challenges caused by the uncertainty of COVID-19. For that reason,we have pushed back our cancellation deadlines for 2020 and removed our standard cancellation fees. If your NSLC session is running as scheduled and you choose to cancel your enrollment, you have the following options:

Option 1: Cancellation

  • Students may cancel up to 30 days before the start of their session and receive a full refund of all tuition paid during the 2019/2020 academic year.
  • No refunds will be given within 30-days of session start date.
  • All cancellations must be submitted in writing (email is acceptable).
  • If a session is running, the Student Protection Plan fees for accepted students are non-refundable.

Option 2: Pre-Registration for 2021

  • Apply these funds toward Pre-Registration for 2021
  • NSLC will honor our 2020 tuition rates in 2021
  • You will be given early access and choice of our 2021 dates and locations
  • Your payments made in the 2019/2020 academic year will remain refundable until February 1, 2021

 

If Student Cancels… Cancellation Fee
Up to 30 days before Program Start Date No cancellation fee
Within 30 days of Program Start Date All tuition paid

NSLC will refund all tuition in the current academic year paid minus the cancellation fee listed above. No refunds will be given within 30 days of the start date of the program. You may apply your nonrefundable cancellation fee toward a program next year.

*Student Protection Plan fees for accepted students are non-refundable.

Note: If an application is rejected or if space in the program is not available, all deposits/payments will be refunded in full.

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