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Columbia University’s Science Honors Program (SHP) has begun its application process for the 2018-2019 academic year. This program, now in its sixtieth year, offers
enrichment courses in science and mathematics on Saturday mornings throughout the school year to
700 students who have been selected from approximately 750 high schools in the metropolitan New
York area. Next year’s SHP will have openings for 400 new students. Applicants must now be in the
11th, 10th, or 9th grade and should have a strong interest and exceptional ability in science and

The program uses an online application process which students can access on the Columbia
University SHP web page:

Each applicant will be asked to do the following:
(1) Submit an online application.
(2) Request that the high school mail an official transcript directly to the SHP.
(3) Request that a teacher, guidance counselor, or principal submit an online
recommendation letter.
(4) Take a three-hour entrance examination at Columbia on April 7 or April 21, 2018.

The deadline for the SHP receipt of student online applications is March 1, 2018.

Mailed official transcripts and online letters of recommendation must be received by the SHP no later than
March 15, 2018. Admission decisions will be announced by June 20, 2018.