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Applications for summer 2016 will open on October 1.

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.


  • Completed sophomore or junior year of high school
  • Grade point average of at least 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale)
  • Teacher recommendation
  • Guidance Counselor Recommendation Form
  • 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 nonrefundable 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

    Submit one Teacher Recommendation Form completed by a current or recent high school teacher, preferably from a teacher that is closely related to the academic specialty your are applying to. Send original form to the SSP office. Teachers are welcome to email the form directly to the SSP office at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

    Download Teacher Recommendation Form »

  4. Guidance Counselor Recommendation

    Submit one Guidance Counselor Recommendation Form completed by high school counselor. Send original form to the SSP office by mail. Guidance counselors are welcome to email the form directly to the SSP office at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

    Download Guidance Counselor Form »

  5. Send Supporting Documents by Mail

    Send your transcript(s) and teacher recommendation 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 sending by courier (FedEx, DHL, UPS) use the following address:
    University of Miami
    Summer Scholars Program
    111 Allen Hall
    5050 Brunson Drive
    Coral Gables, FL 33146

  6. Contact Us

    If you have questions about the application process, please call us 305-284-5078, or email us at

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed when ALL required documents have been 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

Early Action application deadline

February 1

Priority application deadline

April 1

International Student application deadline

April 15

General application deadline

May 1

We will continue to accept applications after May 1 until programs have reached capacity. For questions contact us at 305-284-5078 or email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).