How to Apply
The Young Scholars Program has a three-step application process. International applicants: click here.
- Provide an academic overview that includes course descriptions, books used, methods of evaluation, and the grades received (credit contracts).
- Provide general information about the home-schooling program or agency.
As a parent I am very pleased with our decision to send our daughter to the Young Scholars Program and also very pleased that we chose the University of Maryland. Thanks to all! YSP parent
- Applications accepted beginning February 13, 2013.
- Program admission is competitive and contingent upon space availability. Early applicants are more likely to receive their first course selection and be guaranteed accommodations.
I was glad my son had the opportunity to participate in the Young Scholars Program. It gave him a glimpse of college life while also earning college credits. He enjoyed the experience! YSP parent
To apply to the Young Scholars Program, you must:
- Be a current high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior;
- Have an academic average of 3.25 or better;
- Demonstrate maturity, self-discipline, motivation, and a desire to succeed.
- Be willing and available to attend the entire three-week program, including the program’s orientation date. Students must attend the program in its entirety.
- Students are not permitted to miss any class time, including arriving late and/or leaving early, as this will cause serious academic jeopardy.
Acceptance into the Young Scholars Program does not guarantee admission into a degree-seeking program at the University of Maryland.
My daughter enjoyed the experience. By the third week she was in the college-campus flow-of-things and expressed how really different it was. She became very independent. This was a successful experience for her and for parents too! YSP parent
Accepted students are notified via e-mail approximately 10 days after their file is complete. The file is complete when the application (with non-refundable application fee and confirmation deposit), transcript, and letter of recommendation have been received. Once complete, files are reviewed and admission made on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Reminder notices regarding missing items are sent to the e-mail address provided on the application form. However, it is the student’s responsibility to make sure that all materials are sent and received. To inquire about the status of your application, please click here.
My son had a great experience. Enjoyed the class and made a lot of new friends. He really enjoyed everything University of Maryland had to offer. My son has decided he wants to go to the University of Maryland for college after his great experience with the Young Scholars Program. YSP parent
Using Your Social Security Number
All applicants are encouraged to use their U.S. Social Security number. If you do not, this will have implications on confirming your program admission, accessing your student information, and affect any future applications to the University of Maryland.