How to Apply

Please check back on December 15 for more details about our Summer 2016 programs.


We consider applicants who are entering their senior year of high school in fall 2016. International students are not eligible for the RISE Program. Admission is based on a combination of high school grades, rigor of courses taken, standardized test scores, a personal statement, and two letters of recommendation.

How to Apply

  1. Complete online application.
    • When using the online application, you will be required to submit a 500 - 750 word personal statement describing what field you want to study and why.
    • Submit the application fee: A non-refundable application fee, paid by credit card, is required at the time of submission of the online application form.
  2. Email (preferred), mail, or fax:
    • An official copy of your complete high school transcript including your fall 2015 grades.
    • A copy of your most recent PSAT, SAT, PLAN, or ACT scores. Please email (preferred), fax, or mail a copy of your scores directly to our office. We will not receive them if you send them through the testing agency. Please note that your name should be visible on your scores.
    • Two letters of recommendation: one from a science or math teacher and one from a guidance counselor.

Note: Email is the primary form of communication during the application and admission process. Please ensure that both parent and student email addresses are entered correctly on the application. Inform our office immediately if there is a change in either email address.

Fax: 617-358-0646

Mailing Address:
Boston University Summer Term
Research Internship in Science & Engineering Program
755 Commonwealth Avenue, Room B05
Boston, MA 02215

Application Deadline

Please check back on December 15 for more details about our Summer 2016 programs.

Admission decisions are made without regard to finanical aid consideration.

Admission decisions and placements typically take 4-6 weeks from receipt of a complete application, but they may take up to 3 months since we need to have a placement confirmed before admitting a student.

Admission Process

  • RISE applications are reviewed by the Summer Term High School Programs office.
  • Qualified applications are sent to relevant research mentors to make final decisions and placements.
  • Decisions are returned to the Summer Term High School Programs office.
  • Decisions typically take 4-6 weeks, but may take up to 3 months.
  • Once admission decisions have been made, they are sent to students from the RISE email account:

Contact Us

If you have any additional questions or comments, please contact us.