Program Dates: June 25 – August 5, 2017 (six weeks)
Application Cycle: December 15, 2016 – March 15, 2017
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
2017 Applications are now closed.
All applicants must meet the following requirements:
Must currently be a high school student in the 10th or 11th grade*
Completed a minimum of 12 academic semester courses (or the equivalent in UC a-g requirements)
Have a minimum 3.8 GPA weighted in UC a-g requirements
Must attend the program in its entirety
*Outstanding 9th graders considered and only accepted on case-by-case basis.
2017 Program Fees
$95 Application Fee (non-refundable)
$4,400 Commuter Student Tuition
$10,599 Residential Student Tuition
A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available and are awarded based on financial need, academic merit, and availability. Out-of-state and international applicants are eligible for scholarships; however, priority is given to California residents.
The cost includes tuition, housing, three daily meals, and extracurricular activities.
International Students: Visa and Payment Procedure
Students and their families are responsible for obtaining any required Visas. Please contact the Summer Discovery office at (516) 621-3939 for more information regarding the process by which you should obtain a visa for the program and make payment arrangements.
1. Online application that includes:
Personal Statement – In a 500 word maximum essay, discuss your goals, values and reasons for wanting to attend the program.
Writing Sample – Submit a writing sample from the current academic year. You may submit up to 3 pages of a science report, history paper, or English paper.
2 Recommenders – Be ready to provide the names and email address of 2 recommenders (teacher/counselor). We will contact them for recommendations as soon as your application has been submitted.
AP Scores – If you have taken AP exams, you can upload a copy of your official scores. You may scan or take a screen shot of your scores from the College Board or other official institution.
Proof of Insurance – You will be asked to upload a front and back copy of your health insurance card.
2. Official transcript: Your high school transcript must include your final Fall 2016 grades. It must be submitted directly to RMP from a school official via
Office of Summer Sessions
Research Mentorship Program
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-2010
3. (Optional) For students applying for scholarships: Submitted directly to RMP from student
RMP scholarship application – You can request this form in the online application or via email.
Your parents' 2016 Federal Tax returns (e.g., 1040, 1040EZ).
Your parents' 2016 W2 forms (if applicable).
Admission Process & Decision
Students begin an online application
Students submit supporting application materials via email or US mail
Applicants are notified via email when the application (including all required materials) is complete
Completed applications move on to the review stage
Applicants will receive their admission decision approximately three weeks after receiving their completion email
Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis and communicated via email directly to the applicant
For more information about the program or to inquire about the application process, please contact:
Mr. Sean Kerr
Pre-College Program Student Advisor
+1 (805) 893-7053