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What Young Scholars Do

The Young Scholars Program challenges students to grow personally and academically within a supportive community of students, faculty and staff.  The program has two key components:


Instead of thinking and talking about what might happen in college, Young Scholars directly experience it by taking college courses in Santa Clara’s summer session. In consultation with the program director, each Young Scholar enrolls in one or two lower-division university courses from Session 1 of Santa Clara’s summer program and earns college credit.

These courses are typically part of the core curriculum at most universities. Young Scholars learn how to manage the workload and the responsibilities of college-level study.  During the program, Young Scholars have access to the program director and college advisors who assist them in resolving problems or responding to other questions.

2015 Courses


The Young Scholars Program’s small size allows Young Scholars to interact with students from many schools by sharing courses and attending program events. On Orientation Day, students receive a tour of campus, the student body card (ACCESS card), books, and lunch with summer session staff. ACCESS cards allow group meals or exercise breaks during the program.

Transportation & Housing

Transportation and campus housing are not available for Young Scholars.


Santa Clara University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and/or ethnic origin, gender, marital status, sexual preference, disability, religion, veteran’s status, or age in the administration of any of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarships and loan programs, athletics, or employment-related policies, programs, and activities; or other University-administered policies, programs, and activities. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation, please call Ann Ravenscroft, Disabilities Resource Coordinator, at 408-554-4111 (voice) or 408-554-5445 (TDD).

2015 Important Dates

May 1: Application Deadline
June 18: Orientation
June 19: Classes Begin
July 22: Classes End
July 23/24: Final Exams

Undergraduate Summer Sessions 
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