Institution: Harvard University
Country: United States
City (Metropolitan Area): Boston -- MA
Applicant Eligible Countries: Worldwide
Type of Opportunity: Summer Schools
Study Levels: High School / Secondary School
Eligibility: At least 15 years old by December 1, 2018 and not turn 19 years old before July 31, 2019.
Early Action Deadline: February 1, 2019
Application Deadline: March 15, 2019
The Pre-College Program at the Harvard Summer School is now accepting applications from dynamic high school students for its summer 2019 program. This program was founded with the intention of providing talented secondary students the opportunity to prepare for a rigorous college education while studying at one of the greatest college campuses in the country.
To be eligible, candidates should be both mature and academically gifted students who will graduate in 2020 or 2021. They should be at least 15 years old by December 1, 2018 and not turn 19 years old before July 31, 2019.
An online application is required, along with several supplemental materials. While an application fee is not required to initiate the application process, a nonrefundable fee of $75 is required to submit the final application. In addition, all students should be prepared to send a detailed counselor report, which can be accessed via a link inside the application. Transcripts from 9th grade to the fall of 2018 are also required. These can be in the form of report cards, educational summaries, or even progress reports.
Students who do not speak English as a first language should submit scores from one of two language proficiency examinations: the TOEFL iBT or IELTS. Generally, scores of successful applicants are above 103 on the TOEFL with 25 on the written section, with a score of at least 7.5 on the IELTS.
Before applying, candidates should choose their program carefully. Harvard University offers two separate summer programs for secondary students: the Pre-College Program and the Secondary School Program. Once the application is submitted, candidates will receive an email encouraging them to log in and check their admissions statuses in about three weeks. Admissions decisions are highly selective, and are only valid for the summer term in which the application ahs bene submitted – no deferrals available.
The early application deadline is Friday, February 1. Regular admissions applications should be submitted by Friday, March 15, and late applications can be submitted as late as Wednesday, May 15. Candidates who are interested in financial aid should apply before the February deadline.
To learn more and apply, click here.