Applications are open each winter to current high school juniors and exceptional sophomores who have completed the pre-requisites, and will be at least 15 years old, but not yet 19, during program operation. Current freshmen and seniors are not eligible.

To meet the prerequisite, a course must be taken for credit and a grade, and completed by June. Self-study does not qualify. If you have not taken the required classes, you are not eligible to apply.

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Year in school
(when applying)
Coursework Prerequisites
(completed or in progress)
Astrophysicsjunior (11th grade)calculus OR
[physics AND precalculus]
Astrophysicssophomore (10th grade)calculus AND physics
See the FAQs
Biochemistryjunior or sophomorebiology AND chemistry AND strong algebra skills
Genomicsjunior or sophomorebiology AND Algebra II