Eligibility & Application Requirements

Eligibility for Leadership Seminars

Program Date: July 16 - 27, 2022

The Summer 2022 application will be available on October 18, 2021

We welcome students who meet the following criteria to apply to Leadership Seminars:

  • You must be a current high school junior who will be entering your senior year fall of 2022 and planning to attend college immediately after high school.

  • Admitted 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. Please note, standardized test scores are not required, but are preferred in order to enhance a student's application. 

  • 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, 2022.

  • While the University has not yet determined whether vaccines will be mandated for participants in the Leadership Seminars 2022 on-campus program, the University has mandated vaccines for all its students, faculty, and staff for the 2021-2022 academic year, and it is likely that some form of vaccine mandate will be applied to summer 2022 on-campus Pre-College enrolled participants. We will communicate updated information concerning vaccine mandates to admitted students.

Application Requirements

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

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

  • High school counselor name and email address*

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

  • If you choose to submit 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, 2022. Standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, PSAT, Pre-ACT) are optional but preferred in order to enhance a student's application. 

  • A TOEFL score or a submitted DuoLingo Online English Test is required for International applicants who do not attend an English-speaking high school.

  • Major credit card for payment of $60 application fee.

    • 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, Indiana, 46556 

  • Applications and all supporting documents must be submitted by January 24, 2022. Applications will not be reviewed until all application materials are received.

*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.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Pre-College Programs at precoll@nd.edu or (574) 631-0990.