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How to Apply

High school students who are age 16 or above, with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0, are invited to apply to the Summer Scholars Program. Students under the age of 16 will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Students who meet the requirements can take up to two introductory-level college courses this summer in a wide variety of fields.

Approved applicants will be registered (upon availability) for their desired course(s) and receive an email confirmation with instructions on how to pay their bill.

Requirements for All Applicants

Requirements for Applicants Under 16

  • Copy of SAT, PSAT, ACT, or PARCC score
  • Attendance at an information session
  • In-person interview (we will contact you by email to schedule the interview)
  • Signed Parent Permission Form

Other Requirements
Additionally, some courses may require a placement exam or AP score. You may read about these additional requirements on the courses page, within the course description.


Protection of Minors

The University has adopted a Protection of Minors Policy to promote the well-being and safety of minors who participate in programs or activities run by or associated with Rutgers. The policy includes requirements relating to reporting suspected abuse or neglect of minors, completing relevant online training, and undergoing background checks for Authorized Adults and people in Direct Contact Positions as defined by the policy. Non-University organizations that wish to operate programs or activities involving minors on RU campuses must ensure their programs are run consistent with the guidelines of the University’s Protection of Minors Policy and the Guide to Working with Minors. For more information, please visit protectminors.rutgers.edu.