Pre-college summer enrichment programs for high school students

How to Apply

Applications to Wonderworks are accepted via our three-part online form.

If you’d like to apply online, you can find instructions here.

Or, if you would prefer to apply by mail, you can find instructions here.

Students may apply to Wonderworks beginning in January of each year, once courses and grades for the most recent fall semester finalized.

Students who will be entering grades 10, 11 and 12 next fall, or who will have just graduated from high school in the spring – and may or may not be entering college next fall – are eligible to apply.

Wonderworks’s application decisions are need-blind and based solely on
academic capability and college- or near-college readiness.

Students who require need-based financial assistance in the form of full-tuition waivers should make sure to complete the Need Based Financial Assistance section of the application (and provide any relevant supporting documentation) at the same time they apply for admission. Financial aid will be provided to all Houston-area students who qualify for admission academically and demonstrate financial need.

Wonderworks provides only need-based financial assistance.

Wonderworks primarily serves students in the Houston metropolitan area and does not provide supervision outside the classroom or field trips nor does it offer residential accommodations. Students from outside the Houston metropolitan area may apply, but parents should be aware that they must make appropriate arrangements for their student(s) to stay with relatives or friends of family.

Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis, beginning in late February. Early
applications will receive early decisions for well-qualified students; others may be

For full consideration, applications must be received no later than 4 May; late applications will be considered only if space remains available.

Wonderworks Summer 2018 is made possible in part by support from:
Houston Endowment
The Elkins Foundation
The Brown Foundation, Inc.
and the Houston Architecture Center Foundation.