2020 Program Update: After careful and thoughtful discussion, and with the health and safety of our instructors, staff, and students in mind, we have made the decision to cancel all in-person pre-college programs for the 2020 summer. Students can still experience WashU online this summer with our Early College Scholars Program.
High School Summer Institutes combine traditional undergraduate class and lab curriculum with organized field trips, guest lectures, and small group activities in order for students to gain valuable academic and career experience. High School Summer Institutes are noncredit, academic programs.
High School Summer Institute students live on campus in one of our top-ranked, air-conditioned residence halls. In addition to coursework, students participate in specialized seminars, workshops, academic support groups, weekend outings, and evening social events.
To be eligible for a High School Summer Institute students should:
- Be a current freshman, sophomore, or junior in high school (graduating in 2023, 2022 or 2021).
- Have an academic average of B+ (3.3/4.0) or better.
- As an international student, provide documentation of your ability to complete coursework in English (equivalent of a TOEFL score of 90).