FAQs

Will the Summer Science courses count for the regular academic year?
Summer Science courses DO NOT count toward academic year work, but they are graded by Williams faculty with the same intensity as academic year courses.

Where will I live?
SSP participants are housed in an upper-class dormitory with three or four SSP tutors. The tutors are typically former SSP participants and are there to aid with academic and social aspects of the program.

How much will it cost to attend SSP?
Should you coose to attend, your room, board, and round-trip transportation to Williams will be paid for by the program. In addition, you will receive a $100 stipend during July and, depending on your financial aid status at Williams, you could be eligible for up to $900 to be credited to your student account.

Are we going to spend the whole summer in class?
While a significant portion of your time will be spent attending classes and completing work for those classes, you will have many opportunitiesto take advantage of Williams’ excellent on-campus recreational facilities which include an Olympic sized-pool, a fitness center, tennis courts, and aerobic classes.

How many people attend the program?
Typically fourteen to eighteen students are admitted into SSP each year. There are actually more students who wish to participate than the program can accomodate.

I’m interested in Summer Science. How can I participate?
If you are eligible and have not already received an invitiation to participate in Summer Science contact: Professor Chip Lovett, Director, Williams College Summer Science Program.

<p>Will the Summer Science courses count for the regular academic year?<BR>
Summer Science courses DO NOT count toward academic year work, but they are graded by Williams faculty with the same intensity as academic year courses.<p>Where will I live?<BR>
SSP participants are housed in an upper-class dormitory with three or four SSP tutors. The tutors are typically former SSP participants and are there to aid with academic and social aspects of the program.  How much will it cost to attend SSP?<BR><p>Should you coose to attend, your room, board, and round-trip transportation to Williams will be paid for by the program. In addition, you will receive a $100 stipend during July and, depending on your financial aid status at Williams, you could be eligible for up to $900 to be credited to your student account.

<p>Are we going to spend the whole summer in class?<BR>
While a significant portion of your time will be spent attending classes and completing work for those classes, you will have many opportunitiesto take advantage of Williams’ excellent on-campus recreational facilities which include an Olympic sized-pool, a fitness center, tennis courts, and aerobic classes.

<p>How many people attend the program?<BR>
Typically fourteen to eighteen students are admitted into SSP each year. There are actually more students who wish to participate than the program can accomodate.

<p>I’m interested in Summer Science. How can I participate?<BR>
If you are eligible and have not already received an invitiation to participate in Summer Science contact: <a href=”mailto:clovett@williams.edu”> Professor Chip Lovett</a>, Director, Williams College Summer Science Program.