How to Apply
Young Scholars Discovery has a four-step application process.
- Application: Click here
- Recommendation: Click here
- Report card: Click here
- English Acknowledgement and Verification: Click here
Students who attend school in any of the following regions are exempt from submitting the English Acknowledgement and Verification form: U.S., United Kingdom, Anglophone Africa, Anglophone Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the Commonwealth Caribbean.
- Provide an overview of the academic plan 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.
- All instruction, materials, and course content will be exclusively in English.
- Translators will not be available and no special accommodations will be made for those who speak English as a second language.
- Students must be proficient in all four language areas: Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening.
Our daughter really enjoyed the campus life and the academic aspect of the program so much that she wishes to come to University of Maryland now. She is only about to go into 8th grade. This is great. She also made so many friends and she is very shy. DISC 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.
Great experience for college exposure! DISC parent
To apply to Young Scholars Discovery, you must:
- Be a current seventh or eighth grade student;
- Have an academic average of 3.0 or better;
- Demonstrate maturity, self-discipline, motivation, and a desire to succeed; and
- Be willing and available to attend the entire two-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 Discovery Program does not guarantee admission into a degree-seeking program at the University of Maryland.
My daughter was able to demonstrate responsibility and independence while making friends. We will use this experience when making college plans. DISC 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), report card, and letter of recommendation have been received. 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. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all materials are sent and received. To inquire about the status of your application, please click here.
I highly recommend this program to all the students who are considering college in their future. DISC parent
Upon submitting the application, students are assigned a random University number called ‘SID’. You’ll need this information to confirm your offer of admission. This number is provided in your admission notification. To obtain this number, e-mail: email@example.com