Through our High School Summer Scholars Program, students have the opportunity to enroll in courses 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 courses in a specific major or subject.
In addition to course work, High School Summer Scholars participate in specialized college readiness, community building, and academic support activities.
The High School Summer Scholars Program is a five-week program. 2022 dates will be announced by October 1.
To be eligible for the High School Summer Scholars Program students should:
- Be a current junior in high school (graduating in 2023).
- Have a strong academic record which may include experience in honors, AP or IB level courses.
- As an international student, have a TOEFL score of at least 90. Additional guidelines for international students are available here.
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Fees and Scholarships
2022 program fees will be announced by October 1. Need-based scholarship assistance is available. Children of Washington University employees and returning students are eligible for a 10% discount. Additional details on fees, need-based scholarships, and discounts are available here.
Grades and Transcripts
At the conclusion of course work, participation in High School Summer Scholars Program will be recorded and become part of a student's record at Washington University. Students may request an official transcript of grades earned to be sent to any school to which they are applying for undergraduate admission. Requests should be made through the Office of the University Registrar. If a student is applying for undergraduate admission to Washington University, they will need to send a copy of their transcript to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Courses enrolled through the High School Summer Scholars Program are considered pre-matriculation credit. Every university has its own pre-matriculation transfer credit policy, and we encourage students to do their research as they make future plans. For current guidelines on pre-matriculation credit at Washington University, please review the Pre-Matriculation Units section of the Washington University Bulletin.
If students intend to use credit earned through the High School Summer Scholars Program for high school graduation requirements, that must be arranged by the student with their high school.
Participation in High School Summer Scholars Program does not guarantee acceptance into undergraduate or graduate programs at Washington University.