The Rutgers Summer Scholars Program offers high school students (aged 16+) the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in college-level academics at one of the nation's top research universities. This program offers online and in-person course options.
Enrolled Summer Scholars students can take two program-approved courses for credit. In these courses, students will experience a genuine university course with college-level coursework and undergraduate classmates led by Rutgers–New Brunswick instructors.
Why choose the Rutgers Summer Scholars program?
- Choose from 60+ courses in a variety of subjects
- Experience the academic rigor of college-level coursework
- Explore potential interests and majors
- Benefit from the expertise of instructors and field specialists
- Make connections with undergraduate students and faculty members
- Earn Rutgers–New Brunswick college credit
The Summer Scholars program courses are real Rutgers–New Brunswick undergraduate courses, led by Rutgers doctoral students and faculty members. Summer Scholars students will share classrooms with Rutgers undergraduate students, providing them with real exposure to collegiate learning environment.
Each course is typically a 3 credit course at Rutgers–New Brunswick. High school students must be 16 years old by the course start date to take the Summer Scholars program due to the rigor of these courses.