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Important Information

The application must be completed by the prospective student. Students are required to attend every class meeting. Travel and other summer programs must not occur during the dates of the Young Scholars Program. International applicants should contact the Office of Summer Sessions,, for information about visa and English proficiency requirements prior to submitting an application.

Young Scholars are required to follow all Santa Clara University COVID-19 policies and protocols. Information is available at Prepared SCU.


Application Requirements

1. A completed online application form
2. An essay (topic listed on application)
3. A high school transcript listing all courses and grades (including fall 2023)
4. $50 non-refundable application fee, payable by credit card through the application portal
5. A letter of recommendation from a high school teacher*
*After submitting this form, your application checklist will be generated within 24 hours on your application status portal.  At that time, you will provide the name and email address for the high school teacher who is writing the letter of recommendation. An email will be sent to the teacher with information on how to submit the letter. 


Application Portal

The application portal (also known as the application status page) will be created after a student has submitted an application. Applicants will receive an email with their login information, which will be used to track their application materials. The essay and transcript can be submitted on the application form or through the application portal.



Early Deadline: March 26
Regular Deadline: April 16