The Application for Operation Catapult 2017 is now available!


Follow these steps to apply:


Fill out the online application. Space is limited, so be sure to indicate which session you want to attend. There is no cost to apply for Operation Catapult.

Application Criteria: Remember, you must be a high school junior going into your senior year (graduation in 2018). A year of chemistry or physics is required to be considered for admission to Operation Catapult. Admission is selective. We look to admit students that have been successful in high school and will be successful at Operation Catapult. 


A recommendation from your counselor is required. Their phone number and email address will be used for verification. If you are homeschooled, we require a recommendation from a professor, employer, activity organizer, or someone else outside the home.

The recommendation may be typed on school letterhead or you may use our form. The link to the recommendation form is on the left and it may be scanned and emailed to the Office of Admissions, but must come from the high school counselor's email address. It may also be mailed to the following address:

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Admissions Office CM1
5500 Wabash Ave
Terre Haute, IN 47803


Request your official high school transcript be sent to the Office of Admissions to complete your application. Your first semester grades of your junior year must be included on the transcript.

If your high school is a member of Parchment (formerly Docufide)or Naviance Electronic Transcripts, you may have your materials sent through their service or you may have your high school scan and email the transcript or mail the transcript to:

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Office of Admissions
5500 Wabash Avenue, CM 1
Terre Haute, IN 47803


After Your Application Is Complete:

  • We will notify students of admissions decisions on a rolling basis beginning in mid-February.
  • Once your application is approved you will need to submit a $100 deposit to reserve your
    spot. Operation Catapult sessions will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
  • Please do not make any travel arrangements or payments prior to receiving application approval.