HSSRP Eligibility & Application Information


2017 High School Summer Research Program

Eligibility & Application Information

The 2017 HSSRP application is here.

Application Information

The 2017 HSSRP Application will open on December 1, 2016.

Application Due Date

Early Admission Deadline: February 1, 2017.

Regular Admission Deadline: March 1, 2017.

Late Admission Deadline: Open until program is full.

Notification of Acceptance

The applications will take about two months to process. Early admission applicants will begin to receive initially accepted notifications on March 31st, 2017. Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Program Dates

The 8 week program runs from June 26, 2017 to August 18, 2017.



  • Rising senior in high school
  • Grade point average 3.6 or above (unweighted)
  • Qualify as a US domestic student when applying to UCLA undergraduate program
  • Genuine interest in engineering and willingness to be challenged
  • Completed application by February 1, 2017 for early applicants, March 1, 2017 for regular applicants, or until the program fills for late applicants

Required Documents

  • Personal Statement / Essay
  • Record of Extra Curricular Activities
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation – Any professional adult who knows the applicant well, like an AVID, Math, Science, or MESA teacher, counselor, administrator, employer, or supervisor
  • Copy of Official High School Transcript
  • Mailed $25 Application Fee Form and Payment

How to Apply

If you are interested in participating in the 2017 HSSRP, please complete the online application and postmark official transcripts to the address below.

Applications must be submitted online. Scanned PDF copies of all necessary documents should also be submitted online, with LORs emailed.

Letters of Recommendation (LOR) should be emailed to .
LORs can be written by any (AVID, MESA, Math, STEM, or Science) teachers, counselors, administrators, community leaders, or supervisors at work.

However, official copies of transcripts should be mailed to:

UCLA Engineering
The Henry Samueli School of Engineering & Applied Science
Attn: HSSRP Director, William Herrera
Office of Academic & Student Affairs, Room 6426
Boelter Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095


To have your application considered we need to receive official transcripts in the mail, in addition to you uploading the same file online. Please note, you will hinder your chances of being considered if you do not complete the online application, upload all necessary materials (personal statement, record of extra-curricular activities, and unofficial transcripts), email (letters of recommendation), and mail in official sealed hard copies of transcripts.

Selected students will begin to receive selection notices late March 2017. Students will be selected on a rolling basis until the class of 50 is finalized.

Additional Information

For questions regarding the application, reference:

Frequently Asked Questions

If you still have questions, email:

Application Opens December 2016