Application for US Students 

Domestic Students may apply December 15 - May 18. Please fill out this application form to apply to an academy if you are a US resident.

Application for International Students

International Students may apply December 15 - April 13. Please complete this application if you are a student who resides outside of the US. International and non-native English speakers will be contacted to arrange an online interview. International students must submit the following items in addition to the regular application requirements. 

  • Copy of passport 
  • Proof of Funding 
  • Certification of Funds 
  • TOEFL or IELTS score (if no score is reported, international and non-native English speakers will be contacted to arrange an online interview)


​College Credit Option

Get a jump start on your college degree while attending your academy. Pre-College Summer Academy students have the option of taking the program for college credit. Students will complete additional coursework and earn a letter grade upon completion. The course credit you earn can be transferred to undergraduate programs at many other universities. Your grades will be available on an official Rutgers transcript, a strong beginning to your academic career.

2019 Credit Programs:

  • Leadership
  • Political Engagement
  • Physical Therapy

Application Requirements

All applicants must submit the following: 

  • Completed online application  
  • Letter of Recommendation 
  • Academic Transcript 
  • Personal Essay
    • The Essay should be a maximum of one page, double-spaced. In your essay please address one of the following:
      • Why do you want to attend the Rutgers Pre-College Summer Academy and what do you hope to learn?
      • Share your most meaningful achievement and how it relates to your future goals. 

Important Dates

Application Opens December 15, 2018
International Deadline April 13, 2019
Scholarship Application Deadline April 13, 2019
Domestic Student Deadline  May 18, 2019 - Extended until May 31 (Engineering is full)
Program Payment Due  June 7, 2019

What Happens After I Apply?

Upon successfully submitting all required items, your application will go into review. You will receive an email notifying you of your status. Accepted students will receive an Rutgers ID (RUID) number and a link to pay a $500 USD non-refundable deposit. To confirm attendance, students must submit the non-refundable deposit within two weeks of your acceptance email. Full tuition costs must be paid by June 7.