Eligibility and Application Requirements


Applications for Summer Scholars (Session I & II) are live.

Apply Summer Scholars Session I

Apply Summer Scholars Session II


Eligibility for Summer Scholars

Session I Program Dates: June 8 -  22, 2024

Session II Program Dates: June 29 - July 13, 2024

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, 2024. There are no exceptions to this policy.

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
    • 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. It is applicant's responsibility to follow up with your counselor to confirm their receipt of the auto-emails.
  • High school recommending teacher’s name and email address
    • 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 teacher to confirm their receipt of the auto-emails.
  • 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, 2024. 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 20, 2024. Files will be reviewed once all application materials are received.

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