The Application Process

Our process is completed in 3 simple steps

1. apply

Our application is simple. We want to know about your business idea, and why you were put on this earth. We have no pre-requisites for applying.


If we like your application, we will schedule a Skype interview with a member of our admissions team to learn more about you.


After the interview, you will receive an admissions decision within 3-4 weeks. Financial Aid is awarded on a rolling basis.

Session and application dates

SessionApplication Reviewing PeriodFinal Notification DateSession Dates
Fall 2016June 24 – August 12August 26Sept 26 – Nov 11
Summer 2017March 20 – May 5May 19June 19 – July 28
Fall 2017June 26 - August 11August 25Sept 25 – Nov 10

Tuition: $12,000

Aside from our all-star line of speakers, our tuition covers on-campus accommodation, breakfast every day, transportation for activities, and admission to special events.

*Tuition increase as of April 1, 2016. Applications prior to this date are grand-fathered to previous pricing.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is offered based on demonstrated need and entrepreneurial excellence. You will receive a financial aid application upon acceptance if requested.


Women who code

One Full Scholarship for WomenWhoCode members.

Founder of student

Founder of student

Michelle Rhee

One full scholarship for an entrepreneur working in the education/public policy space.

Founder, Indus Basin Holding

Founder, Indus Basin Holding

Aamer Sarfraz

One $5k scholarship for an idea with big social impact.              

YC Partner & Entrepreneur

YC Partner & Entrepreneur

Justin Kan

A full scholarship for someone who is working on a for profit company making a positive social impact.


A $2,000 scholarship exclusively for members of the SoGal community.


Two female friends who apply are both eligible for up to 50% off tuition.

Partner, Fortis General Counsel, LLP

Partner, Fortis General Counsel, LLP

Rob Dang

One $5k scholarship for women in STEM.



Catapult Incubator

A $2,000 scholarship exclusively for Catapult students and alumni.

Managing Director, Draper Dragon Fund

Managing Director, Draper Dragon Fund

Andy Tang

One $5k scholarship for an entrepreneur with a global vision.

Investor & Chairperson, Meera Kaul Foundation

Investor & Chairperson, Meera Kaul Foundation

Meera Kaul

$5k scholarship for a female University graduate with a technical background.

Visa and Travel Plans

If you are applying from abroad, please take into consideration the time required to apply for a visa if you are accepted to Draper University’s boarding program. We STRONGLY advise you submit your application at least 2 months prior to start date in order to allow ample time to apply for a business visitor visa from your home country.


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