Leadership App Requirements

Application for US Students 

Domestic Students may apply December 15 – May 18. Please fill out this application form to apply to an academy if you are a US resident.

Application for International Students

International Students may apply December 15 – April 13. Please complete this application if you are a student who resides outside of the US. International and non-native English speakers will be contacted to arrange an online interview. International students must submit the following items in addition to the regular application requirements. 

  • Copy of passport 
  • Proof of Funding 
  • Certification of Funds 
  • TOEFL or IELTS score (if no score is reported, international and non-native English speakers will be contacted to arrange an online interview)

​College Credit Option

Get a jump start on your college degree while attending your academy. Pre-College Summer Academy students have the option of taking the program for college credit. Students will complete additional coursework and earn a letter grade upon completion. The course credit you earn can be transferred to undergraduate programs at many other universities. Your grades will be available on an official Rutgers transcript, a strong beginning to your academic career.

Application Requirements

All applicants must submit the following: 

  • Completed online application  
  • Letter of Recommendation 
  • Academic Transcript 
  • Personal Essay
    • The Essay should be a maximum of one page, double-spaced. In your essay please address one of the following:
      • Why do you want to attend the United Nations Pre-College Summer Academy and what do you hope to learn?
      • Share your most meaningful achievement and how it relates to your future goals.