Eligibility and Application Requirements

Eligibility for Summer Scholars

Program Dates: June 25 - July 9, 2022

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

We welcome high school students who meet the following criteria to apply to Summer Scholars:

  • Current sophomores and juniors (will be rising juniors and seniors). 
  • Strong academic standing with solid extracurricular activities. Qualified applicants must be self-motivated, self-disciplined, and demonstrate a high level of maturity. In addition, applicants must express a sincere desire to be part of the Notre Dame community while they are participating in the program.
  • At least 16 years-old by or on August 1, 2022
  • While the University has not yet determined whether vaccines will be mandated for participants in the Summer Scholars 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 plan to submit standardized test scores, you may scan a copy of your electronic score report and upload it in the online application when instructed to do so; Scores will be accepted up until February 28, 2022. Standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, or PSAT) are encouraged to enhance a student's Summer Scholars application, but they are not required.
  • 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 February 21, 2022. Files will be reviewed once 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 to your application. 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.