Pre-College Scholars Program

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The Pre-College Scholars Program at Case Western Reserve is open to Ohio residents only.

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. More information and applications for the 2022-2023 academic year will be available in early 2022.

The following information provides an overview on the program. If you have additional questions, please contact or call 216.368.2928.

Pre-College Scholars Program Application Instructions

  1. Please read all forms carefully prior to completing them.
  2. In order to complete the Pre-College Scholars Course Selection Form, please review the information listed in the "Course Selection Information" section below.
  3. Submit ALL application forms and supplemental materials by March 12, 2021
  4. All application materials contain fields that can be completed electronically. Please complete the forms and save them as PDF documents. You may submit your completed documents via email to Handwritten application materials will not be accepted.
  5. Supplemental materials (e.g., official high school and college transcripts) should be emailed to or mailed to the following address:

Pre-College Scholars Program
Office of Undergraduate Studies, 447 Sears Building
10900 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106-7028

Pre-College Scholars Program 2021 Information Session

Students, parents, and high school guidance counselors seeking more information are encouraged to attend the Pre-College Scholars Information Session on February 18, 2021 from 7:00-8:00 PM EST. The Information Session will be held virtually over Zoom. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Studies at to register and receive a link to the event. Registration is required to attend the Information Session.

Course Selection Information

Pre-College Scholars are permitted to enroll in available courses for which they have earned credit for prerequisites. Pre-College Scholars may enroll in a maximum of two courses per term.

Pre-College Scholars may take courses in the following subjects:

Accounting (ACCT) Dance (DANC) Mathematics (MATH)
American Studies (AMST) Economics (ECON) Music (MUGN, MUTH, MUHI)
Anthropology (ANTH) English (ENGL) Nutrition (NTRN)
Arabic (ARAB) Engineering (ENGR) Philosophy (PHIL)
Art History (ARTH) Environmental Studies (ESTD) Physics (PHYS)
Art Studio (ARTS) Ethnic Studies (ETHS) Political Science (POSC)
Asian Studies (ASIA) French (FRCH) Portuguese (PORT)
Astronomy (ASTR) Geological Sciences (GEOL) Psychology (PSCL)
Bioethics (BETH) German (GRMN) Religious Studies (RLGN)
Biology (BIOL) Greek (GREK) Russian (RUSN)
Biomedical Engineering (EBME 105 only) Hebrew (HBRW) Sociology (SOCI)
Chemistry (CHEM) History (HSTY) Spanish (SPAN)
Chinese (CHIN) Italian (ITAL) Statistics (STAT)
Classics (CLSC) Japanese (JAPN) Theater (THTR)
Cognitive Science (COGS) Judaic Studies (JDST) Women’s Studies (WMST)
Communication Sciences (COSI) Latin (LATN) World Literature (WLIT)
Computer Engineering/Computer Science (EECS)    

Please consult the Schedule of Classes to view available courses for upcoming semesters.

Students who hope to use credit earned through AP or IB examinations as prerequisites should consult the AP and IB course equivalencies

Pre-College Scholars are not permitted to enroll in First or University Seminars (FSCC, FSNA, FSSO, FSSY, USNA, USSO, and USSY), professional (e.g., law, management, or medical), or graduate (400-level and up) courses. In addition, the following courses are often closed and unavailable at the time of Pre-College Scholars enrollment:

  • Biology 214 – Genes and Evolution
  • Biology 215 – Cells and Proteins 
  • Biology 216 – Organisms and Ecosystems 
  • Engineering 131 – Elementary Computer Programming 
  • Engineering 145 – Chemistry of Materials
  • Engineering 200 – Statistics and Strength of Materials
  • Engineering 210 – Introduction of Circuits and Instrumentation
  • Engineering 225 - Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer 
  • Mathematics 120 – Elementary Functions & Analytic Geometry
  • Mathematics 223 – Calculus for Science & Engineering III
  • Mathematics 227 – Calculus III 
  • Physics 115 – Introductory Physics I
  • Physics 116 – Introductory Physics II
  • Physics 121 – General Physics I – Mechanics
  • Physics 122 – General Physics II – Electricity & Magnetism