High School Students FAQs

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 and there is no 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?

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

The minimum score is 90 for TOEFL or 110 for Duolingo (or the equivalent on a different test)

You are NOT required to submit an English test score if any of these apply to you:

  • You are a U.S. domestic student
  • You are an international student, but English is your native language
  • You are an international student, but English is the language of instruction at your school

Can I apply without official transcripts?

In the application, you will provide contact information for a school official who will be notified and asked to upload your official transcript. Your application is not complete until your transcript has been received. Transcripts must be received by the application deadline.

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

Can I get a refund on my Application fee?

The application fee and deposit are nonrefundable.