How to Apply
For High School Seniors and Current 1st year DePauw Students:
Applications for the high school graduating class of 2014 (future DPU class of 2018!) as well as current DPU Class of 2017 (lateral entry) are due on Feb. 1st, 2014, but we encourage and welcome early applications.
1. (High school only) Complete and return to the Office of Admission a DePauw University application.
2. Read about our program first to make sure it's right for you. If you feel that you are a good fit for the program, we look forward to hearing from you. Complete our SRF online application which includes completing an personal statement of interest and a brief essay. For high school students, you don't need to wait to hear if you have been accepted to DePauw before applying to SRF--go ahead an apply to SRF.
New for 2014! For current (ac.Yr. 2013-14) 1st Year DePauw Students:
If you are a current DePauw first year student (Class of 2017), you may apply for lateral entry into SRF. Lateral entry applications will be due on February 1, 2014. Follow the steps above (omitting, of course, the DPU application step).
1. Additionally, lateral entry applicants must ask for a letter of recommendation from a current DePauw (science) faculty member. Please give plenty of notice (2 weeks min.) to the faculty member (especially those who may be away for January term) and ask them to send via email to email@example.com. and
2. Please submit your fall grade transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org with your application. You can just pull your transcript from e-services (you don't need to ask the registrar for an official copy).
Planning a campus visit?
If you are interested in the sciences at DePauw, please request to visit our office when you are on campus. The SRF Office can help:
- Set up an appointment with a science professor
- Arrange for you to visit a class of your choice
- Provide a behind the scenes tour of the Julian Science and Math Center or the Olin Biological Sciences building.
- High school juniors are welcome to visit DePauw during the summer and we'll pair you with research students for a half day of research shadowing. Find out if this is the program for you!
Preview Days provide an opportunity for prospective students to learn more about Science Research Fellows (and other honors programs) by attending the "Honors and Fellow Programs" information session here on campus. Come meet us!
We'll be at the Community Information Fair to speak with high school juniors/seniors about our program. Contact Office of Admissions for information.