How to Apply

Please note that July 9, 2018 is the last day to submit an application for the third and final session of Summer Challenge.


We consider applicants who are entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school in Fall 2018. Admission decisions take into consideration the applicant’s high school grades, courses taken, and personal statement.

How to Apply

  1. Complete online application. (Applications are now closed for all sessions of Summer Challenge. Please check back in the fall for information about 2019 programming.)
    • Personal Statement: When using the online application, you will be required to submit a 500-700 word personal statement describing why you want to attend the Summer Challenge program.
    • Application fee: A $50 non-refundable application fee, paid by credit card, is required at the time of submission of the online application.
  2. Upload supplementary materials (you will receive an upload link via email):
    • High School transcript: Your full high school transcript must include your Fall 2017 grades (in a quarter system, this includes first and second quarter grades).
    • International Documents: International students must upload an additional form and a copy of their passport with the application.

Note: email is the primary form of communication during the application and admission process. Please ensure that both parent and student emails 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
Summer Challenge Program
755 Commonwealth Avenue, Room B05
Boston, MA 02215

Application Deadline

Please note that July 9, 2018 is the last day to submit an application for the third and final session of Summer Challenge.

While applications for the Summer Challenge program remain open until two weeks before each session begins, students who apply early are more likely to receive the session and seminar selections of their choice. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis and only completed applications are reviewed. Once we receive your completed application, we will email you to confirm its receipt.

We begin reviewing applications at the beginning of January. Within three weeks of confirming our receipt of your completed application, an admission decision will be emailed to you.

Contact Us

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