FAQ's

  1. When are Pre-College applications available?
  2. When are the application deadlines?
  3. What are the program dates?
  4. Will there be a COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Enrolled Students?
  5. How much do the programs cost?
  6. Does your office provide financial aid or scholarships for your programs?
  7. How can I apply for financial aid for your programs?
  8. How do I pay the application fee?
  9. How do I apply and what are the requirements?
  10. How do I submit my standardized test scores if I have already submitted my application?
  11. Will I receive a college credit by participating in your programs?
  12. How old do I need to be to participate in your programs?
  13. Is the essay portion of the application important?
  14. May I apply to more than one program?
  15. What is the difference between a School Report and a Teacher Recommendation (Reference)?
  16. How do I send the supporting materials required for the application?
  17. Information for High School Administrators
When are Pre-College applications available?

Applications for Global Scholars Fall 2022 are live August 21, 2022

Applications for all Pre-College Summer 2023 programs (Summer Scholars, Summer Scholars Online, Leadership Seminars, and Study Abroad) are live October 17, 2022

When are the application deadlines?

 

  • Global Scholars Fall: September 21, 2022

  • Study Abroad Applications (Italy, Ireland, South Africa, London): January 23, 2023

  • Leadership Seminars: January 23. 2023

  • Summer Scholars (Session I & Session II): February 20, 2023

  • Summer Scholars Online: February 20, 2023

What are the program dates?
  • Global Scholars Fall 22: October 15 - November 19, 2022 (Courses will be held on Saturdays for 75 minutes. Class times vary by course.)

  • Study Abroad Italy:  June 3 - June 17, 2023

  • Summer Scholars Session I: June 10 - June 24, 2023

  • Study Abroad South Africa:  June 14 - June 30, 2023

  • Summer Scholars Session II:  July 1 - 15, 2023

  • Study Abroad London:  July 8 - July 22, 2023

  • Summer Scholars Online:  July 17 - 28, 2023

  • Leadership Seminars:  July 22 - August 2, 2023

  • Study Abroad Ireland:  July 22 - August 5, 2023

Will there be a COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Enrolled Students?

All students are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before arriving on campus for Leadership Seminars and Summer Scholars, or studying abroad in Italy, Ireland, and South Africa. 

Accepted Vaccinations

To meet these requirements, students must receive two shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or a single shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The vaccine series must be completed at least 2 weeks before the student’s first day on campus or the day of arrival in the foreign country if studying abroad. If your vaccination was administered more than 6 months before your first day on campus or abroad, students must receive a booster dose of the vaccine at least 2 weeks before arrival on campus or joining the study abroad group. Students must receive either a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna booster as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined these are most effective against the Omicron variant.

Documentation

Students will be required to upload a copy of their vaccination status throughout the enrollment process for Summer Scholars, Leadership Seminars, and/or Study Abroad.

Exemptions

The University allows students in summer programs offered by the Office of Pre-College Programs the opportunity to apply for medical exemptions.  Medical exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement are determined on a case-by-case basis, and in each case must be supported by specific documentation from a medical provider. Religious exemptions will not be considered at this time. The process of requesting an exemption from the COVID vaccination requirement for medical reasons is explained on the form found here. The form may be completed and electronically submitted in PDF form directly to the immunizations@nd.edu email address. Note, the process requires several business days to complete.

If your student has completed the Okta enrollment process with Notre Dame Pre-College, please upload form into the Online Patient Portal at the following web address: nd.studenthealthportal.com. Choose ‘Immunization Exemption Request Form’ from the Document Upload tab on the portal and proceed.  Note, the process requires several business days to complete.

If you have further questions or concerns please contact University Health Services by either emailing immunizations@nd.edu or calling 574-631-7497 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. (EDT).

 

Reimbursement Policy

Should your medical exemption be denied for any reason, we will reimburse your $300 enrollment fee and/or your tuition fee. Application fees will not be reimbursed. If your medical exemption is denied and you need to request an enrollment/tuition reimbursement, please email us at precoll@nd.edu in order to begin the process. 

How much do the programs cost?

You can find the costs associated with each program by cilcking "Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid" under your program of interest. 

Does your office provide financial aid or scholarships for your programs?

Global Scholars: The Office of Pre-College Programs has very limited financial aid for Global Scholars who face extreme economic hardship. We encourage students to reach out to their communities to help offset the costs of the program. The Office of Pre-College Programs does not offer any merit-based financial assistance or scholarship. More information and the Financial Aid Request form can be found under Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Summer Scholars: The Office of Pre-College Programs has very limited financial aid for Summer Scholars who face extreme economic hardship. We encourage students to reach out to their communities to help offset the costs of the program. The Office of Pre-College Programs does not offer any merit-based financial assistance or scholarship. There are grants available to students for the Summer Scholars program. More information and the Financial Aid Request form can be found under Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid.

Leadership Seminars: Leadership Seminars admitted students will have their tuition, housing, and meals paid for by the University, while students are responsible for travel expenses to and from the University, the $60 application fee, and $150 enrollment fee.  Application fee waivers and aid for travel expenses are granted rarely and only in extreme circumstances. Enrollment fee waivers are not available. More information and the Financial Aid Request form can be found under Fees & Financial Aid

Summer Scholars Online: The Office of Pre-College Programs has very limited financial aid for students who face extreme economic hardship. We encourage students to reach out to their communities to help offset the costs of the program. The Office of Pre-College Programs does not offer any merit-based financial assistance or scholarship. More information and the Financial Aid Request form can be found under Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Study Abroad: We do not currently have funding for any financial aid or scholarships for our study abroad programs. As with Summer Scholars and Leadership Seminars, we encourage students to reach out to their communities to help offset the program costs. If a student is facing extreme economic hardship and wishes to be considered for financial aid should any funds become available, please send us an email at precoll@nd.edu and explain the circumstances. No application fee waivers are or will be available for study abroad.

 

Available Grants: 

Lilly Endowment Inc. Grant

Through the generosity of the Lilly Endowment Indiana Youth Programs on Campus initiative, we are able to provide Summer Scholars program expenses (tuition, room, and board) for students living in the state of Indiana who qualify. Please fill out the Financial Aid Request Form to be considered to receive this grant. 

Philadelphia Grant

Through the generosity of donors, we are able to provide Summer Scholars program expenses (tuition, room, and board) for students living in the Philadelphia, PA area who qualify. Please fill out the Financial Aid Request Form to be considered to receive this grant.

Klynveld Peat Marwick and Goerdeler Grant

Through the generosity of KPMG, we are able to provide Summer Scholars and/or Summer Scholars Online program expenses (tuition, room, and board) for students accepted into the Accounting course (on campus and online) who qualify. Please fill out the Financial Aid Request Form to be considered to receive this grant.

How can I apply for financial aid for your programs?

To apply for an application fee waiver and/or financial aid to offset program costs, a parent or guardian must complete the Financial Aid Request Form. This form can be found under each program's "Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid" webpage. 

Global Scholars Financial Aid Request Form -  September 21, 2022

Leadership Seminars Financial Aid Request Form - January 16, 2023

Summer Scholars Online Financial Aid Request Form - February 13, 2023

Summer Scholars Financial Aid Request Form - February 13, 2023

 

Financial aid is not currently available for Study Abroad applicants. 

How do I pay the application fee?

After you have submitted your application, you are able to pay the non-refundable application fee by credit card. If you wish to pay by check, please make the check out to "University of Notre Dame Office of Pre-College Programs" and mail to University of Notre Dame Office of Pre-College Programs, 403 McKenna Hall, Notre Dame, 46556 

How do I apply and what are the requirements?

Applications are completed online and include two essays, teacher recommendation, counselor report, transcripts, standardized test scores (encouraged but not required for any program), and an application fee. Students who do not currently attend an English-speaking high school must submit a TOEFL or DuoLingo score. 

How do I submit my standardized test scores if I have already submitted my application?

Standardized test scores are not required for any of our programs, but are encouraged to enhance a student's application. You can submit standardized test scores after you have submitted your application by taking a screenshot of your test score with your first and last name visible. Email the score to precoll@nd.edu with your application ID number. Please see each program's webpage for the deadline to submit standardized test scores.

Will I receive a college credit by participating in your programs?

Pre-College students’ receipt of a Satisfactory (S) grade and one (1) transferable college credit is contingent upon the students’ completing and meeting all Program requirements. To obtain a transcript, please visit the Registrar's website and complete the online request form. If you have questions about ordering a transcript, please contact the University Registrar at (574) 631-7043.

How old do I need to be to participate in your programs?

Students must be 14 years old by October 15, 2022, for the Global Scholars Fall program. 

Students must be 16 years old by August 1, 2023 to participate in Summer Scholars, Leadership Seminars, or any of our three Study Abroad programs. 

Students must be 14 years old by July 1, 2023 for the Summer Scholars Online program. 

Due to the University's insurance and liability policies, as well as the strict child protective policies that the University of Notre Dame Office of Pre-College Programs strictly adheres to, we cannot make exceptions for the age requirements outlined above for each program. 

Is the essay portion of the application important?

The essay portion of the application is very important. While the essay topics are specific, this is your opportunity to tell us more about yourself, why you are interested in our program, what experiences you may bring to the program, what differentiates you from your peers, and what future interests you may have. We encourage you to take your time to prepare thoughtful and well-written essays that genuinely share who you are and why you are interested in a particular program. We recommend that you have a teacher, counselor, or parent proofread your essays.

May I apply to more than one program?
Yes! You are welcome to apply to as many of our programs as you wish, so long as you meet the eligibility requirements. Please see each program's "Eligibility and Requirement" page for additional requirements for each program.
What is the difference between a School Report and a Teacher Recommendation (Reference)?

A School Report is an online form that we send by email to your high school school counselor after you add their contact information to your application. The counselor will complete the School Report form and submit it to our office electronically along with your transcript and school profile. The form asks for your GPA and rank in class (if available), as well as some questions about your performance in school. The Teacher Recommendation (Reference) is an online form that we send to your teacher when you add their contact information to your application. Your teacher will complete the form and submit it to our office electronically together with their letter of recommendation. The letter of recommendation should include evaluation of intellectual ability to handle college-level material, personal maturity, integrity, and leadership ability. If possible, it is helpful for us to receive the letter of recommendation from a teacher who can support your interest in the Pre-College course you wish to study at Notre Dame.

How do I send the supporting materials required for the application?

Once you have started your online application and added contact information for your school counselor and recommending teacher, we will send an email requesting that they submit a school report, transcript, school profile, teacher report, and letter of recommendation. Please follow-up with your school counselor and recommending teacher. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make certain that the Office of Pre-College Programs has received all required materials by the application due date. You will also be able to track your application materials by going to your Application Status Checklist.

Information for High School Administrators

Please share our Notre Dame Pre-College Summer 2023 flier with students and parents.

Download and share our horizontal and vertical Summer 2023 program information for your school's digital screens and social media! 

If you have questions or would like materials about our on-campus, online, or study abroad programs mailed to you please email us at precoll@nd.edu