Applying to SSP

The application for 2024 will open in December – we can remind you.

Applying to SSP is free. Before you begin, read through the pages under the Explore tab on the website. Check that you meet the prerequisites, and decide whether you would rather do research in Astrophysics, Biochemistry, or Genomics. You may only apply to one.

2023 Application Deadlines

February 3, 2023

International applicants (non-U.S. citizens attending school in the U.S. or abroad, U.S. citizens or permanent residents attending school outside the U.S.) If you are an international applicant and your parent will apply for financial aid, the same deadline applies for the financial aid application.

March 3, 2023

U.S. citizens and permanent residents (green card holders) who attend school in the U.S. 

The deadline is for receipt (not postmark) of all required application parts, by 11:59 pm Pacific time. Materials may be emailed to or mailed to:

SSP Admissions
11010 Lake Grove Blvd, Ste 100418
Morrisville, NC 27560

Admissions decisions are made in mid-March for international applicants and mid-April for U.S. applicants. Decisions will be emailed and posted on the status page of your application. 

US applicants who are admitted will have the opportunity to apply for financial aid before enrolling. Instructions for the financial aid application will be sent with the admissions decisions.

Have questions about the application? Want to connect with other applicants and SSP alumni? Join SSP Admissions on Discord or search *SSP on Discord.