Application and Fees

Program Dates: June 28 – July 25, 2020 (four weeks)

Applications for the 2020 program are now open through April 15, 2020. To apply click HERE.
Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis.

Program Eligibility

All applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must currently be a high school student in the 9th, 10th or 11th grade

  • Have a minimum 3.6 GPA weighted in UC a-g requirements

  • Must attend the program in its entirety

2020 Program Fees

$75  Application Fee (non-refundable)
$2,100  Commuter Student Tuition
$7,899  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.

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:

  • Personal Statement – In a 500 word maximum essay, please tell us why you want to participate in SRA, the reason for choosing the particular research track(s), and something unique about you that you’d like the admissions committee to know.

  • 1 Recommender – Please be ready to provide the name and email address of one recommender. We will contact them for a recommendation as soon as your application has been submitted.

  • Proof of Insurance – You will be asked to upload a copy of your health insurance card.

2. Official transcript: Submitted directly to SRA from school official via e-mail or mail. Please submit your high school transcript including your final Fall 2019 grades. 

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

3. (Optional) For students applying for scholarships: Submitted directly to SRA from student

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Contact Us

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