Admission to the seven-week program is based upon:
- Scholastic ability
- School attendance record
- Proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
- Ability to obtain work permit if age 16 or under, through the school system
- Evidence of interest in science and completion of high school courses in Algebra II or higher, chemistry, and biology. AP science classes are given more points when applications are scored
- At the time of application, the student must be a junior in high school and in the upper 20 percent of high school science classes or possess a minimum 3.0 grade point average across science classes, with two years of college preparatory mathematics and at least two years of science (biology and chemistry)
The Future Scientist Program is tobacco, alcohol, and drug free. Use and/or possession of these items will result in termination from the program.