We consider applicants who are entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school in Fall 2019. Admission decisions take into consideration the applicant’s high school grades, courses taken, and personal statement.
How to Apply
Complete online application: (The online application will not function properly in Internet Explorer. Please use an alternative browser.)
- 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.
- Upload supplemental materials (you will receive an upload link via email):
- High school transcript: your full high school transcript must include your Fall 2018 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. If English is not the primary language taught at your high school, you must upload supplemental information to demonstrate English proficiency.
Note: email is the primary form of communication for any inquiries 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.
Boston University Summer Term
Summer Challenge Program
755 Commonwealth Avenue, Room B05
Boston, MA 02215
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.
If you have any additional questions or comments, please contact us.