Frequently Asked Questions

Interested in applying to Babson Summer Study?

Below are some frequently asked questions from students, parents, and educators.

Is the program in-person?

The program is fully virtual and delivered online. There is no housing requirement or on-campus component.

Who can apply to Babson Summer Study?

The program is designed for rising high school juniors and seniors. Each applicant must be age 16 or older by the start of the program. Unfortunately, we are unable to make exceptions to the eligibility requirements.

What is the English proficiency requirement for international students?

International students are required to submit one of the following on the “Test Scores” page of our application:

What if I cannot sit for an exam before the application deadline?

If you are unable to sit for an exam before the application deadline, we suggest you consider taking and submitting the online Duolingo English test. You may finish this test in one hour and get results in two days. 

My school is currently on break. Can I apply without official transcripts?

You may submit your unofficial transcript if you do not have access to your official transcript at this time. In the event that your official version is not received by the application deadline, any admission acceptances are contingent on further transcript verification.

What will my day look like?

Our online format provides a rich opportunity to engage with peers from around the world. We provide the same quality instruction that you would receive in the classroom, with greater flexibility for you to interact with your team and instructors. Through live class sessions, asynchronous learning, and group meetings with professors, you will work on projects with your peers, completing both team and individual homework assignments. Assignments are spaced throughout the month, and regular check-in meetings with professors and near-peer mentors will help keep you on track. The program is designed to serve our global cohort of students. 

If I don't get accepted into Babson Summer Study. Can I still apply to Babson's undergraduate program?

Yes! Please don't let this deter you from applying to the Babson Undergraduate Program.

Can I get a refund on my Application fee?

Sorry, but application fees are nonrefundable.