High School Summer Scholars

High School Summer Scholars

This summer, New Jersey City University will be offering highly motivated high school students an opportunity to enroll in college-level courses at NJCU. Selected students will be given the opportunity to enroll in our Summer Session II semester which runs from July 6, 2015 to August 6, 2015. All of the courses offered will be college-level courses valued at 3 credits each. Should students attend NJCU after they graduate high school, these courses will be counted toward their degree program. If the students decide to attend another institution other than NJCU, these courses will all be eligible for transfer into most institutions of higher education around the country. This program provides students with a head start for college at a reduced tuition rate and will expose them to a vibrant University environment.


Students who wish to participate in this program should submit the following:
  • The NJCU High School Summer Scholars application.
  • A personal statement explaining your motivation for attending this program.
  • An official high school transcript reflecting all years of high school study.
  • Letter of recommendation from guidance counselor
  • SAT or PSAT scores (if available)

Students who are selected for the program should possess a record of academic achievement along with a demonstrated motivation for academic success. Admission to the program will be based on a combination of high school grades, test scores and the quality of their written personal statement. Students may be required to take the NJCU placement exam as a condition for enrollment.


Students who are admitted to the program will be charged a reduced rate of tuition and fees. The cost of a 3-credit summer II 2015 course will be $539.01, which includes a 50% discount off of the regular tuition and fees.

Summer II courses

Due to the intensive nature of a five-week summer session program, students are limited to enroll in only one 3 credit course.
Subject Catalog Class # Course Description Days Start End
BIOL 103 9009 Human Sexual Biology TR 1:00PM 5:00PM
ENGL 101 9025 English Composition I TR 1:00PM 5:00PM
HIST 152 9032
American History
Since 1865
MW 8:30AM 12:30PM
MATH 112 9042 Interm Algebra TR 8:30AM 12:30PM
PSYC 110 9067 Intro To Psychology MW 1:00PM 5:00PM
WGST 103 9080
Intro to Women's &
Gender Stud
TR 8:30AM 12:30PM
TR : Tuesdays and Thursdays
MW : Mondays and Wednesdays

Getting Connected

Enrollment Process


  • Apply to the NJCU High School Summer Scholars Program by completing the online NJCU High School Summer Scholars Admissions Application.
  • Indicate the course you wish to enroll in on the High School Summer Scholars Application
  • Submit a High School Transcript
  • Submit a personal statement explaining your motivation for attending this program
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from your guidance counselor
Upon acceptance to the program you will be contacted by the Admissions Office. You will be informed of your acceptance into the program and confirmation of the availability of the course you selected. Your registration will be finalized upon payment in full of the tuition.
If you have any questions regarding the NJCU High School Summer Scholars Program please call Ms. Veronica Garcia, Admissions Counselor at (201) 200-3234.

 Admissions Application

Please complete the following form to begin your application process:

2015 - Admissions Application for NJCU High School Scholars Program

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Upon receipt of your application we will review your information and be in contact with you shortly.