The Rutgers Pre-College Summer Academies are designed for international and U.S. high school (secondary school) students ages 16-18.


  • Age 16-18 
  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average 
  • English language proficiency 
  • Prior coursework in pre-calculus is recommended for the Engineering Academy
  • Those who are eligible may apply December 15 - May 18. 

International Students 

Language Proficiency requirements 

  • 79 TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) OR 
  • 6.5 IELTS (International English Language Testing System)  

Students who are not able to obtain a test score at the time of submitting an online application, will be interviewed via (Skype).  

Visa Requirements  

Students will be required to apply for an F-1/J-1 Student Visa.  

  • When applying please have ready to upload  
  • Copy of your passport 
  • Proof of funding 

In order to study in the U.S. in student visa status, international students are required to document financial resources adequate to meet the full costs of educational and living expenses. To obtain your student visa, students must provide financial documentation certifying available funds for your time of study ($327/week). Acceptable documentation includes a letter from a sponsoring organization verifying the US$ amount of funding provided, or a personal bank statement or certificate of deposit. If bank records are in a name other than your own, the bank account owner must attach a letter verifying that the funds are available to support your expenses during the period of the program. 

Health Insurance Requirements 

International students (on F-1 or J-1 visas) are required to purchase medical insurance. For all F-1 and J-1 visa holders other than those registered for course credits at Rutgers, arranging for insurance payment or providing proof of alternate coverage must be handled by the host department directly with Rutgers Global. The cost of insurance for the duration of the stay (1 week) is $49.  *This rate is subject to change and may be paid with your deposit. Medical costs are much higher in the U.S. than in other countries. We require Rutgers insurance to assure that you have adequate coverage for medical treatment while visiting the U.S.