Through our High School Summer Scholars Program, students have the opportunity to enroll in courses for credit and study alongside undergraduates. Students select from a broad range of stimulating introductory courses in the humanities, math, sciences, and social sciences.
High School Summer Scholars live on campus in one of our top-ranked, air-conditioned residence halls. In addition to coursework, students participate in specialized seminars, academic support groups, and a variety of weekend and evening social events. Learn about life on campus during a Summer Experience.
We offer three different sessions of the High School Summer Scholars Program:
- Session A: June 9-July 13 (five weeks)
- Session B: July 14-August 16 (five weeks)
- Session C: June 9-August 3 (eight weeks)
Students choose from a variety of introductory courses in humanities, math, sciences, and social sciences. See Courses for a list of 2019 courses by session.
Throughout the program, we offer a variety of seminars focused on preparing students to apply and attend college. Students who attend at least 3 seminars will receive a special certificate of participation. The topics for our 2019 seminars are:
- Preparing for Your College Application
- Writing the College Admissions Essay
- Financial Aid 101
- Acing Your Interview
- College Life Skills
In addition to our seminars we also offer our very popular College Forum. This special event is a panel discussion with members of our Washington University community who share advice on choosing a college, major, and insights about Washington University. Seminars and the College Forum are included in the program fee and are optional to attend.