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Experience all facets of college life in our High School Summer Scholars Program, open to students during the summer following their sophomore or junior year. As a participant in this selective five-week program, you will live on campus, enroll in courses, and study alongside college students. Select from a broad range of stimulating introductory courses in the humanities, math, sciences, and social sciences as well as our one-unit, noncredit college success workshops. This can be the perfect stepping-stone to the next stage of your education! Learn about life on campus during a WUSTL Summer Experience.
For St. Louis area students interested in commuting to campus or for online courses see High School College Access.
Session A: June 12-July 16
Session B: July 17-August 19
Choose from our vast selection of introductory undergraduate courses, with exciting options in humanities, math, sciences, and social sciences as well as our one-unit, noncredit college success workshops. See Summer Scholars Courses for a list of 2016 courses.
Academic Support Groups
Daily academic support groups provide an opportunity for students enrolled in the same courses to meet and discuss issues outside of the classroom. These groups, led by our program staff, are also designed to assist with time management as well as understanding the syllabus and course curriculum. Topics such as networking, presentation skills, and research methods are also discussed.
Program fees include residential and most academic expenses with the exception of textbooks. Scholarship assistance is available. See 2016 Summer Scholars Fees for more information.
To be eligible for the High School Summer Scholars Program you should:
- Be a rising junior or senior in high school during 2016 summer.
- Have an academic average of B+ or better.
- Have a combined SAT score of at least 1800 (or 1200 for new SAT format) or a combined ACT score of at least 25 (You may submit an additional teacher recommendation if you do not have an SAT or ACT score).
- Submit an online application with 300 to 500-word essay.
- Submit a teacher recommendation.
- As an international student, have a TOEFL score of at least 90 or an IELTS score of at least 6.5.
How to Apply
Applications are now available. See Summer Scholars Application to apply today. We have rolling admission and qualified students are admitted until spaces are filled. Consider applying early! Your online application and supplemental materials must be received in our office no later than April 1, 2016.
All admission decisions are mailed to your home within two weeks of receiving your completed application, transcript, test scores, and teacher recommendation.
Information for Admitted Students
Congratulations on your admission! Learn about the next steps in the registration process!