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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. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students who meet the requirements can take up to two program-approved 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.

All requirements must be submitted by the listed deadline.

​Please note, if you are a student who will be graduating in June of the current school year, do not fill out this form. Please click here for information on how to register as a visiting student, instead.

Requirements for All Applicants

  • Online application 
  • Must be age 16 or older
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Signed Parent Permission Form

Other Requirements

  • AP score – Some courses will require applicants to submit AP test results. Courses with these requirements will be listed on the course page.
  • Placement exams - Placement exams are required for courses in English, mathematics, and foreign language courses. Placement exam information will be sent to applicants once their application has been reviewed.



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.