“I wasn't sure that I would enjoy an academic-based summer camp, since I usually attend art or sports focused camps.  But I was encouraged by the diverse group of faculty members who were introduced to us during the ICC Program.  I also enjoyed being on the SJU campus.  It was fun experiencing a taste of college life – attending classes in different locations on campus, having lunch in campus facilities, and exploring the neighborhood surrounding SJU."

"The classes I took in ICC will help prepare me for college. I also take with me the friendships I learned not only with my peers but with the staff as well." 

“I was wary of joining a program where I was required to give up four weeks of my summer. However, the friendships I made and the connections I now have, made it all worthwhile! There are so many things I can take away from this experience. The most outstanding, I would have to say, would be the connections I made with students at SJU, professors and faculty. I can't stop raving about ICC and telling everyone I know how sad I am that I can't join next year.”

“I had such a great experience doing ICC again this past summer. I had the opportunity of taking an Introduction to Sociology, Ethnic and Minority Relations and Speculative Fiction Writing courses. I really love being a participant of ICC because it provides me with such great experience and opportunity. I am able to be on a college campus, meet new people, make connections and make new friends. I think the biggest thing I will take away from this experience is to be open to new things and to accept challenges; ICC has taught me how to do that.”


ICC Summer Enrichment Program

(for rising high school juniors and seniors)

June 24- July 18, 2019 (Mondays-Fridays)



In its 15th year, the ICC Summer Enrichment program allows students to gain an advantage by beginning to seriously prepare for college and have a competitive edge on their peers.

The program is designed for rising juniors, those who have completed their sophomore year by June 2019 and rising seniors, students who are embarking on that crucial last year of high school.

Students will spend four weeks on the Saint Joseph’s University campus for this non-residential program.   The program allows participants to experience college-level courses, choose academic interests to explore and develop strong research skills.  The days are filled with group activities and courses which include: a college preparation workshop, and self-selected, non-credit courses, many taught by University faculty. The program is not all work and no play. There are recreational and social activities, along with trips that build camaraderie between the participants.

The application for the program will be opened from April 15- June 5, 2019.


Admission Requirements:

Admission into the ICC summer programs are selective. Talented, highly motivated students who are interested in attending a program because they have a passion for learning are encouraged to apply.

The minimum GPA requirement is a 2.7 and the application materials should establish that the student has the necessary academic background, level of ability, motivation, and maturity necessary to complete the program.

Personal Interviews:

In certain cases, applicants will be interviewed to determine admission into the program.

To apply for ICC Summer programming, please submit the following:

  • A completed online application*
  • Essay (electronically submit by inserting into application)
  • Recommendation Form – The electronic form should be completed and returned by a school guidance counselor, teacher and/or coach)
  • An official high school transcript, which includes your 2018-19 grades mailed or emailed as a pdf

(Report should reflect ALL grades for each quarter/semester to date.)

*Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered. 

NOTE: The application for the summer programs is open until May 15 at 5pm. Admission decisions will be made once the application and report card are received.

Those accepted into the program will receive orientation information, additional forms and instructions for submitting the program fee.

Summer Enrichment Fee:

$260. (before May 15)

$275. (after May 15)

              * some scholarship available for students with financial need

Ignatian College Connection-Summer 2019
C/o Jennifer Dessus
Saint Joseph’s University
Campion 213b
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

If you should have any questions feel free to contact, Jennifer Dessus at jdessus@sju.edu or call 610-660-3064

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