Application and Fees

Program Dates: June 20 – July 30, 2021 (six weeks)

Applications for the 2021 program will open on December 15, 2020.

Program Eligibility

All applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must currently be a high school student in the 10th or 11th grade (outstanding 9th graders accepted on a case-by-case basis).

  • 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

2021 Program Fees*

$95 Application Fee (non-refundable)
$4,500 Tuition and program fees
$6,399 Room and board fees (housing for residential students)

*Fees are estimated based on 2020 pricing and are subject to change.

Scholarships
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.

Residential Students
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.

Application Requirements

1. Online application that includes:

  • Transcript – You will be asked to upload a high school transcript that shows your entire academic history. You can ask your school or counselor for a copy of an unofficial transcript to submit with your application. Early applicants will be required to submit Fall 2020 grades as an addendum to their application.

  • 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.

  • 1 Recommender – Be ready to provide the name and email address of one academic recommender. We will contact them for a recommendation as soon as their information is provided in the application.

  • 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 (domestic students only) – You will be asked to upload a copy of your health insurance card.

2. Supplemental application – Answer this series of questions so we can get to know you better. This form will be emailed to you after you submit your RMP application. Please note that your RMP application will not be eligible for review until this form is submitted.

3. Scholarship application (optional) – If you would like to apply for financial aid, you will be required to submit the following:

  • Pre-College scholarship application – You can request this form in the online application.

  • Your parents' 2020 Federal Tax returns (e.g., 1040, 1040EZ).

  • Your parents' 2020 W2 forms (if applicable).
     

International Students: TOEFL/English language proficiency exam scores are NOT needed for International applicants.

Admission Process & Decision

  • Students complete an online application.

  • Students submit supplemental and supporting application materials.

  • 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.

Contact Us

For more information about the program or to inquire about the application process, please contact: precollege@summer.ucsb.edu.