High School Summer Institutes allow students to discover a new passion, or dive deeper into an existing one, through a noncredit, interdisciplinary environment. Each institute has a specific theme or focus and includes traditional undergraduate classroom activities like lectures, discussions, small group collaboration and final projects. Students interact with WashU instructors from across a variety of disciplines and examine the connections between these different fields of study and research. These programs are ideal for students who want to experience undergraduate curriculum without the pressure of a grade and network with a variety of departments and instructors.
In addition to course work, High School Summer Institute students participate in specialized college readiness, community building, and academic support activities.
For the 2021 summer, the High School Summer Institutes will be offered remotely.
To be eligible for a High School Summer Institute students should:
- Be a current freshman, sophomore, or junior in high school (graduating in 2024, 2023, or 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, IELTS score of at least 6.5 or Duolingo score of at least 115.