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Need help with your application and enrollment?

We've created this handy tool to help you navigate the application and enrollment process. Once you've selected a program, our application is simple! This PDF outlines the steps you'll take to join us for an amazing summer. From deciding which program is a good fit, to completing your roommate preferences and forms - we've got you covered.

Steps for Applying and Application Tips

Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis. Prospective students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as popular programs and specific classes can fill up quickly. 

Alumni Students: Skip the application.* Call us at 1-516-447-4907 or email for info about alumni savings and benefits.

  • Note: *Promotions do not apply to Wharton, Penn, UCSB Research, or Hopkins.

Here are some tips to help guide you through the application process:

Step 1

Start your Summer Discovery online application ($100 non-refundable application processing fee upon completion).

Step 2 

Fill out the application section by section, paying careful attention to the information you provide.  

Note: When asked for your GPA (High School Students only), you will self-report and type in your current GPA. When asked for your counselor/advisor contact information (all applicants), be sure to include their first and last name and an exact email address. Summer Discovery will contact them on your behalf. 

Step 3

Pay your $100 Application Fee. Penn Law applicants will also have supplemental requirements for their applications and these applications will be sent to the respective universities for admissions decisions.

Step 4

If you are accepted, we will email your official acceptance and information on how to enroll. The enrollment deposit is required in order to save your spot on the program.

Alumni and other savings (when applicable) do not apply to certain programs. Contact us for more details.

Wharton alums interested in a Summer Discovery program are eligible for an alumni discount but must submit a Summer Discovery application and pay the $100 application fee. Summer Discovery alums applying to a Wharton prorgram are not eligible for the alumni discount. 


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