Selection for the Pre-Scholars Summer Institute is highly selective with a limited number of slots per summer. Students are selected for program consideration after a rigorous initial screening of their general application for admission to Millersville University. A wide variety of personal and educational factors are weighed in the selection of students.
Some students may be selected to interview for consideration. The interview seeks to discover other student characteristics that will correlate with likely educational success including: resilience, realistic self-appraisal, long-term goal orientation, positive self-concept, leadership, service in the community, mentorship, and dealing successfully with systemic challenges.