Eligibility & Application Requirements

Eligibility and Application Requirements for Leadership Seminars

Program Date: July 18 - July 29, 2020

The Summer 2020 application will be available on October 15, 2019. 


  • You must be a current high school junior who will be entering your senior year fall of 2020 and planning to attend college immediately after high school.

  • Accepted students are generally in the top 10% of their class, having pursued the most rigorous curriculum offered in their high schools.

  • The mid-range SAT score for math & reading is 1300-1500 or 31 and above for the ACT.

  • A TOEFL score is required for International applicants who do not attend an English-speaking high school.

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities in school, church, community, and/or social organizations.

  • You must be at least 16 years of age by or on August 1, 2020.

Interested students must submit an online application, a high school transcript, SAT, ACT, or PSAT scores, a counselor report, and a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher.

Application Requirements

Please have the following items prepared before you begin your application process:

  • Rank the three seminars offered in order of preference

  • School guidance counselor name and email address*

  • High school recommending teacher’s name and email address*

  • An electronic copy of your standardized test scores; You may scan a copy of your score report and upload it in the online application when instructed to do so. Standardized test scores may be submitted up until February 28, 2020.

  • Major credit card for payment of $50 application fee. *Online processing fees may apply to credit card transactions. 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, 021 Haggar Hall, Notre Dame, Indiana, 46556 

*Supplemental documentation is required to complete your application. Our office will send an auto-email to your counselor requesting a transcript, counselor report, and school profile. Our office will also send an auto-email to your recommending teacher requesting their recommendation. Please speak with your recommending teacher and obtain their approval before you add your teacher's contact information. Please read the application instructions very carefully and follow up with your counselor and teacher to confirm their receipt of the auto-emails.

Applications and all supporting documents must be submitted by Monday, January 27, 2020. 

Note: Applications will not be reviewed until all application materials are received.

The Pre-College staff welcomes your questions and concerns and hopes to assist you through the application and admission process. Please email us at at precoll@nd.edu or call us at (574) 631-0990.