A copy of their academic transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application process, and official transcripts will be required upon admission
to the program.
Two letters of recommendation.
Two one-paragraph essays: one discussing a challange you have faced and how you overcame it, and another detailing the unique talents and
characteristics that you will bring to the program. Tell us about yourself!
Your application will not be considered without
the above elements. The CfA's web application system will
request the letters of recommendation once you have entered the names of your recommenders. They will be able to upload a pdf file.
Transcripts can be electronically attached to the application, or sent to:
Solar REU Program
ATTN: Sandy Daly
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street, MS 58
Cambridge, MA 02138
Questions about the program logistics:
Questions about a science program:
Dr. Kathy Reeves