UScholars Prospective Students
Students can apply to the University Scholars program from the end of their freshman year through the first semester of their junior year. However, if a student plans to be abroad junior year, he or she must apply to the program during the second semester of their sophomore year. University Scholars are expected to be significantly involved in research and planning a career in research and scholarship, although not necessarily the same topic/discipline. They should also have specific ideas of what they would like to study and be able to give evidence of their commitment to research, e.g., having talked with professors with whom they might work, or having already begun some of the research on their own, perhaps in the form of a paper or an independent study. These specific ideas of intellectual and academic plans will be the meat of any University Scholars application essay.
Below are some suggestions and information about applying to the program. This application is rather challenging, but its purpose is to teach students a great deal about articulating their academic goals and abilities. Applicants MUST meet with Harriet Joseph, the Associate Director of University Scholars, at least one month before they turn in their application.
To make an appointment with Dr. Joseph, please call 215-746-6488
The application form can be found here.
November 1st or March 1st.