Who Should Apply?

applyHigh school juniors and seniors whose academic performance indicates a readiness for college work and whose schedules can accommodate the considerable time commitment required are encouraged to apply. This group includes those who have exhausted their high school’s curriculum in a particular subject, as well as those who would like to learn about subjects not offered in their school. Participation usually requires about 10 to 15 hours per week, including class attendance, readings, and completing assignments.

Candidates for the Young Scholars Program should have a high school average of 90 or above, have taken honors and advanced placement courses when available, and have Regents scores in the high 80s or 90s.