Program Dates: June 21 – August 1, 2020 (six weeks)
Applications for the 2020 program open December 15, 2019.
All applicants must meet the following requirements:
Must currently be a high school student in the 10th or 11th grade*
Have a minimum 3.8 GPA weighted in UC a–g requirements
Completed a minimum of 12 academic semester courses (or the equivalent in UC a–g requirements)
Must attend the program in its entirety
*Outstanding 9th graders considered and only accepted on case-by-case basis.
2020 Program Fees
$95 Application Fee (non-refundable)
$4,500 Commuter Student Tuition
$10,499 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, two 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 addresses 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 download/print your scores from the College Board or other official institution.
Proof of Insurance – You will be asked to upload a copy of your health insurance card.
2. Official transcript: Your high school transcript must include your final Fall 2018 grades. It must be submitted directly to RMP from a school official via
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3. (Optional) For students applying for scholarships: Submitted directly to RMP from student
Pre-College scholarship application – You can request this form in the online application.
Your parents' 2019 Federal Tax returns (e.g., 1040, 1040EZ).
Your parents' 2019 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 to four 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.