Through our Early College Scholars Program, students have the opportunity to enroll in one course for credit and study alongside undergraduates. Students select from a broad range of stimulating introductory courses in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics. This program is ideal for students who want to earn college credit, challenge themselves academically and explore academic interests throughout the academic year.
In addition to course work, Early College Scholars participate in specialized college readiness, community building, and academic support activities.
For the 2021 summer, the Early College Scholars Program will be offered remotely.
The Early College Scholars Program is a five-week program in the summer. Students may choose from two different five-week sessions: June 14-July 16 or July 19-August 19, 2021. Orientation for students will open June 7.
New for 2021! Early College Scholars: Language, Arts, & Culture
We are excited to announce a new section of Early College Scholars "Language, Arts, & Culture." In partnership with University College, the adult and continuing education division of WashU, this section of Early College Scholars offers 8-10 week asynchronous courses focused on foreign language, art, and culture. Students can discover a new language, explore how to become an artist, and experience the art of mathematical thinking. Course listings and dates are available here.
To be eligible for Early College Scholars students should:
- Be a current junior in high school (graduating in 2022).*
- Have an academic average of B+ (3.3/4.0) or better.
- As an international student, have a TOEFL score of at least 90, IETLS of at least 6.5, or Duolingo of at least 115.
*Current freshmen and sophomores graduating in 2023 or 2024 are also welcome to apply. We may ask for additional supplemental information based on the student's academic record.