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Important Application Dates

October 31, 2022: Application Launch Bonus Deadline

December 15, 2022: Early Enrollment Deadline

February 15, 2023: Priority Application Deadline

March 15, 2023: Priority Course Registration Ends

April 17, 2023: Spring Round 1 Deadline

  • Enroll in a Summer Discovery residential program by April 17 and be entered to win a FULLY STOCKED MINI-FRIDGE with snacks of your choice on campus! FIVE lucky winners will be selected!

April 30: Spring Round 2 Deadline

  • Enroll in a Summer Discovery residential program by April 30 and be entered to win a DECORATED DORM ROOM full of campus swag! TWO lucky winners will be selected!

Note: Applications received after April 30 will be reviewed first-come first-served based on program and course availability.

Steps for Applying and Application Tips

Admissions decisions are made by accepting qualified students on a first come, first served application process. Each year, we have a limited number of spaces in courses and programs.

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.

Step 5

Once you have completed your steps of enrollment and have been accepted you, will receive an email to submit your course registration request.

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. 

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.


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