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Application Requirements

The Summer Scholars Program is for current high school sophomores or juniors who have a minimum 3.0 grade point average, are active in their communities, leaders in their schools, and examples of integrity. Individuals should be self-motivated and prepared to study an academic discipline in a rigorous scholarly program. Both domestic and international students are eligible to apply.

Eligibility:

  • Completed sophomore or junior year of high school
  • Grade point average of at least 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale)
  • Teacher recommendation
  • Official high school transcript(s)
  • Personal essays

If you are an international applicant, follow our international admissions guide.

Summer Scholars Program Application Process - Step by Step

  1. Complete and submit the SSP Application online

    Include two essays with your online application, answering the following questions:
    Essay 1 (minimum 300 words) Why are you interested in participating in the Summer Scholar Programs, and how will participation help you achieve your future goals?
    Essay 2 (minimum 300 words) If cell phones and computers were outlawed, what do you believe would happen to society?

    A $75 non-refundable application fee is required when you submit your application online.

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  2. Send Official High School Transcripts

    Send official transcript from high school(s) attended to the SSP office.

  3. Letter of Recommendation/Teacher Evaluation

    One Teacher Recommendation Form is required to be completed by a current/recent high school teacher, preferably from a teacher that is closely related to the academic area to which you are applying. Send original form to the SSP office.

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  4. Send Supporting Documents by Mail

    Students need to send supporting documents by mail to the Summer Scholars Program office.

    The mailing address is:
    University of Miami
    Summer Scholars Program
    P.O. Box 248005
    Coral Gables, FL 33124

    If being sent by FedEx, DHL, UPS, or Courier:
    University of Miami
    Summer Scholars Program
    111 Allen Hall
    5050 Brunson Drive
    Coral Gables, FL 33146

  5. Contact Us

    If you have questions about the application process, please contact us 305.284.5078, or email us at ssp@miami.edu.

Application Deadlines

We are now accepting applications for Summer 2014. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed as soon as ALL required documents are received at the SSP office. Submit your application documents as soon as possible for early consideration. An admission decision will be sent via email. Please allow 7-10 business days for an admission decision. If you have questions, contact us at 305.284.5078 or via email at ssp@miami.edu.

Early Action application deadline: February 1

Priority application deadline: April 1

International Student application deadline: April 15

General application deadline: May 1

Applications received after the May 1 deadline will be reviewed based on program availability. Contact us to inquire about open programs at 305.284.5078.