Application and Fees

Program Dates: June 21 – August 1, 2020 (six weeks)

Applications for the 2020 program are now closed.

Program Eligibility

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 Tuition and program fees

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.

Application Requirements

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 2019 grades. It must be submitted directly to RMP from a school official via

Office of Summer Sessions
Research Mentorship Program
2214 SAASB
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-2010

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.

Contact Us

For more information about the program or to inquire about the application process, please contact: