About the Young Scholars Program

studentsThe Young Scholars Program gives academically talented high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to complement their studies by enrolling in courses not traditionally included in the secondary school curriculum. Students selected for the Young Scholars Program participate in regular college classes with matriculated Stony Brook students on the Stony Brook campus in the afternoon and early evening.

Registering for this course also entitles you to a Stony Brook University Student I.D., with free admission to our NCAA Division I home games and access to the University’s Libraries.

The Young Scholars Program helps high school students develop the skills necessary for a successful college career, familiarizes them with the demands of university coursework, and introduces them to the learning environment and resources of a major university before they enter college full time. Young Scholars are enrolled at Stony Brook as part-time, non-matriculated students. Upon completion of a course, students may request an official transcript from the Office of the Registrar and may later use these credits towards a degree at Stony Brook or as transfer credits at another college or university.

Young Scholars are responsible for their own transportation. Parking is available in the parking garage for a nominal fee and in designated parking lots. The University also is accessible from many areas by train, bus, and bicycle.

Regular tuition and college fees are waived. Young Scholars are only responsible for payment of a $250 per course program fee, purchasing any required textbooks, and paying any course-specific fees. This fee is non-refundable once the student is admitted to the program. Parking is available for a nominal charge.